Every spring, Southern California attracts millions of millennials ready to party at one the most acclaimed musical festivals in the country, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But a different group of music lovers ready to reminisce about their youth is making their way to the valley over the next two weekends.
When Goldenvoice, the group also responsible for Coachella revealed the lineup, Desert Trip Indio was unapologetically coined “Oldchella”, but all jokes aside, this gathering of legends is a once in a lifetime event. With a dream lineup featuring The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, and The Who, this unique festival is guaranteed to be the ultimate classic rock experience.
Taking place October 7-9 and October 14-16 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, just outside of Palm Springs, Calif., Desert Trip will be a reminder of simpler times combined with amenities like artisanal food booths and bars, coffee shops with free WiFi, massages, arts and crafts, late-night DJ sets and a four-course, sit-down culinary experience for paying attendees.
Unlike Coachella, this festival will house just one stage, and will be a first-of-its-kind “mini-stadium” that’s said to be the height of the palm trees on the event grounds. In addition to the mere height of the stage, a curved video screen will make for a Cineramadome-like shape. In an interview with Desert Sun , Paul Tollett, president of Goldenvoice said “I think it’s going to be something. I don’t think this crowd will have seen anything like this.”
In addition to the performances and one epic stage, a one-of-a-kind, 36,000-square-foot exhibit, curated by Raymond Roker, founder and publisher of URB magazine, will feature over 200 classic and rarely seen images of the most iconic artists of all time. The Desert Trip Photography Experience will provide a once-in-a-lifetime look at the six rockers and other artists in relaxed and unscripted moments at home, off stage, in the studio, and on tour throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The first weekend is sold out, but if you act now, you may be able to score tickets for the second and final weekend here.