Coachella organizers Goldenvoice are planning a historic new festival featuring Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Neil Young, and Roger Waters, The LA Times reports. Negotiations with the revered performers are still being finalized, but plans are nearly complete, and an official announcement is expected in the coming weeks.
The event will take place on a single stage at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California over three nights in October. “It will be their full stage productions, with full sets,” someone close to the project told The Times. Dylan and the Stones are set to play back-to-back on 10/7, followed by Young and McCartney (and their touring bands) on 10/8, concluding with the Who and Waters on 10/9.
Some of these rockstars have played together before, but never all at once, and the fest will be the first time that Dylan and McCartney have ever played on the same bill. “It’s so special in so many ways,” said Young’s longtime manager, Elliot Roberts. “You won’t get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again. It’s a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time.”