Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella and the new Panorama Music Festival in New York City have announced plans to arrange a super-festival of sorts. The event reads more like a best-of classic rock ‘n roll record collection than a lineup, and is sure to pull one hell of a crowd.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Goldenvoice are set to coordinate an event featuring Sir Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, The Who, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. If the event goes ahead, it will mark the first time that these legends have all been featured on a single event.
The event would no doubt be a once-in-a-lifetime experience (and with that I’m sure we can expect an equally monumental ticket price) and is set to take place from October 7 – 9 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, with Dylan and the Stones headlining the Friday night, Young and McCartney on Saturday, with The Who and Waters closing the weekend on Sunday. Attendees can look forward to “full stage productions, with full sets,” which is a remarkable offer for a festival, which usually features strictly shortened setlists and minimal personalised stage production.
“It’s so special in so many ways.” said Young’s manager Elliot Robert. “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.”
No further details are available, including whether other bands will play ahead of the mammoth headliners, all of whom are Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductees, or if it will essentially just be six concerts rolled into three huge days.
Personally, the most exciting thing about this announcement is dreaming about a Bonnaroo-style mega jam between these artists. It’s a ridiculous thought, but you never know, right?!
Look out for an official announcement from Goldenvoice across the next few weeks.
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