Those bemoaning the lack of iconic legacy headliners at festivals may soon have their prayers answered — in a huge way!
The Los Angeles Times reports that Goldenvoice and AEG — the promoters behind Coachella — are in the final stages of booking Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters and The Who to headline a new festival at the site of Coachella this October.
While this lineup of heavy-hitting headliners may sound like a hallucination straight from the Woodstock era, Neil Young’s normally tight-lipped manager Elliot Roberts confirmed to the Times that the event was close to being finalized.
“It’s so special in so many ways,” Roberts says. “You won’t get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again. It’s a show I’m looking forward to more than any show in a long time.”
The unnamed festival would take place October 7 – 9 at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. The tentative plans would see Dylan and the Stones play on October 7th, Young and McCartney play on October 8th, and conclude with Roger Waters and the Who on October 9th. Eschewing the popular multi-stage festival approach, all artists would play back-to-back on a single stage.
There is no word yet on further supporting artists, but with the deep pocketbooks of AEG behind the festival, anything is possible. Prince and Daft Punk sub-headlining?!
Ticket prices and other details have yet to be announced, but with a lineup like this — START SAVING!