Coachella Organizers Are Planning Epic New Festival With Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan + More
Coachella just launched its first weekend with big names like LCD Soundsystem and Guns N’ Roses on the bill, but organizers are already planning another festival that will bring together six of rock’s biggest and most iconic names.
The company behind Coachella, Goldenvoice, is planning a three-day festival with a staggering lineup that will reportedly include Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, the Who and Neil Young. The epic, three-day event will take place from Oct. 7-9 at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports. Dylan and the Stones will tentatively play consecutive sets on Friday, followed by Young and McCartney on Saturday and the Who and Waters will close out the festival on Sunday.
“It’s so special in so many ways, because you won’t get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again,” Young’s manager, Elliot Roberts, told the L.A. Times. “It’s a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time.”
Plans for the massive event are “nearly complete,” and Billboard reports organizers are also tossing around the idea of a second week -- just like Coachella’s format.