Stones, McCartney, Who Fest Adds 2nd Weekend of Rock Titans

Desert Trip is in October with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and others


A second weekend had been added to the classic rock festival starring the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney in October.

Festival organizers for Desert Trip said Monday that the icons, along with Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who, will perform Oct. 14-16 along with Oct. 7-9.

Desert Trip will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, where the annual Coachella music festival is held.

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 in the Indio desert. Desert Trip opens Friday nights with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan & His Band, who are followed on Saturdays, by Paul McCartney and Neil Young & Promise of the Real. The weekends close 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 went on sale Monday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at

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 events 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.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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