Confirmation came from the Coachella powers that be Tuesday morning that rumors of an October incarnation of the music and arts festival are true. Desert Trip, as this iteration of the festival has been dubbed, brings together huge names in rock & roll for double-stands (read: full sets from every band) over three nights, Oct. 7-9, in the Indio desert.
Desert Trip opens Friday night with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan & His Band, who are followed on Saturday, Oct. 8, by Paul McCartney and Neil Young & Promise of the Real. The weekend closes out on Sunday with Roger Waters and the Who.
Performances don't start until after the sun goes down, and contrary to Coachella vibes, Desert Trip is selling reserved seating, general admission and single day passes to this one. It all goes on sale Monday, May 9, at 10 a.m. PST, at deserttrip.com.
Single-day tickets run $199, while general admission for a three-day pass starts at $399. There's also a three-tiered option for reserved floor ($699, $999, $1,599) and two tiers of reserved grandstand ($999, $1,599), while the standing pit will set ticket holders back $1,599. Which is all to say that there's likely going to be some corralling happening at the head of the stage.
The Goldenvoice event will offer hotel packages, premium seating and RV and tent camping as well, and there will be a big emphasis on food: world-renowned chefs and 40 restaurants from across the country will show up to represent in the desert come October.