Coachella organisers confirm mega festival, Desert Trip

Dubbed the Desert Trip, a classic-rock concert featuring the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who has been set for the desert site October 7-9, 2016. Consider the ages of the featured musicians who will be appearing, from youngest to oldest: Pete Townshend and Neil Young are 70; Roger Daltrey, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Roger Waters are 72; McCartney is 73; and Dylan is 74. I said, 'I'm working on one of the greatest shows of all time. According to Billboard there is the possibility of an additional act to open for the artists, who will be split into pairs over each night. News of this has taken the music world by storm, calling it a "once in a lifetime" concert.

Passes go on sale Monday, May 9.

Admission: $199 per day for general admission or $399 for a three-day general admission pass.

We first heard rumors about the concert last month during the first Coachella festival as word began to trickle out from the various artist camps involved.

Each performance will start after sunset and will play a full-length set.

Concert organizers said Dylan and the Stones would launch the concert October 7, Young and McCartney would perform on October 8 and the Who and Waters will close the three-day event on October 9. The standing pit will run you $1599.

While some snarky music sites have been referring to the event as "Oldchella", the concert is actually being called Desert Trip.

San Diego music fans unable to attend the three-day music fete in Indio have a few local alternatives. It will feature six music legends from the 1960s, who have continued to tour and create new material, on the same bill for the first time. Promoted by Goldenvoice, the company behind the hugely successful Coachella event, Desert Trip is an audacious gamble, but one that could well work - and if it's successful, you can bet other promoters will simply cog the idea.

Other tiers of Desert Trip passes for the weekend include reserved floor passes, costing $699, $999 and $1,599.

Though the pricing plans are similar to the recent Coachella and Stagecoach festivals, Desert Trip won't be all-day affairs.

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