Coachella Promoters Talk Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters, and The Who Mega-Concert
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:38:42
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Six of the biggest names in rock music--The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, and The Who--are in talks with Goldenvoice, the organizers behind the Coachella Music Festival, about joining together in October for a three-day festival. The Los Angeles Times reports, that negotiations with the performers are being finalized for a festival to take place October 7-9 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California.
The schedule in the works would see Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones playing back-to-back concerts on Friday. Saturday’s night looks to be divided between Paul McCartney and Neil Young. Then, the weekend would come to a close with the anthemic songs of The Who and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters.
The festival hopes to gather together six of the biggest trailblazers to come out of the 60’s. On a historic sidenote, this would be the first time Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan share the same bill.
At this time, the unnamed festival is still only in the planning stages, and all details remain tentative. But the Los Angeles Times reports, “Plans are nearly complete, and an official announcement is expected in coming weeks.” Here’s what you need to know: the festival would be different than most, by virtue of splitting up the weekend into dual-bill concerts, and using a single-stage. This organization has led the LA Times to dub the festival a “mega-concert,” since it would flow like a series of concerts rather than a traditional music festival, which often requires sacrifices on the part of festival-goers due to scheduling on dozens of stages, forcing fans to choose between acts they’d like to see.
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