‘Concert of century’ adds more days
LOS ANGELESOrganizers of a mega-concert that will bring together rock legends including The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney on May 10 announced they would hold a second weekend.
In an announcement moments before tickets were to go on sale, promoters said that Desert Trip in southern California would take place with identical line-ups on Oct. 7-9 and again Oct. 14-16.
Desert Trip is being run at the same desert venue and by the same promoters as Coachella, one of the world’s most lucrative rock festivals which each April takes the same strategy with the artists playing on two consecutive weekends.
Desert Trip said in a statement that it added the second weekend “due to overwhelming demand.”
The concert brings together six legendary rock acts; The Rolling Stones, Dylan, McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who.
Desert Trip notably marks the first time that McCartney and Dylan have performed at the same venue.