BY SERGIO ORTIZ
INDIO, Calif. – Goldenvoice, the promoter of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach announced a new fall festival called “Desert Trip,” a classic rock concert set for Fri. Oct. 7 – Sun. Oct. 9 at the Empire Polo Club.
A few days after Coachella and Stagecoach came to an end, rumors of a possible classic rock concert surfaced and became reality in a matter of days.
The mega concert will feature rock and roll hall of fame’s The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who.
“You can’t miss it, its music history in the making. It’ll be hard to get tickets but I’m going to try my best,” said Joseph Torres of Indio.
Tickets went on sale May 9, at 10 a.m. at DesertTrip.com. Prices vary from $399 for a general three- day admission pass, $699 and $999 for reserved floor and $1,599 for the standing pit. One day general admission passes are also available for $199.
“I know who the artists are, but it’s too expensive to get a decent seat. I’d rather spend the money on something else,” said College of the Desert student, Alecci Bautista.
Desert Trip will be attracting an older crowd than Coachella and Stagecoach, but there will be something for everyone.
“I’m going with my dad, I’m buying him a ticket for Father’s Day,” said COD students Roberta Pineda.
In case you miss out on tickets for the initial sale date, there will be a locals ticket sale on Oct. 5.
Due to high demand in ticket sales, Goldenvoice added a second weekend scheduled for Oct. 14-16.