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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Music Reviews - Iain Shed­den

Quote of the week comes from Paul Tol­lett, chief ex­ec­u­tive of US com­pany Gold­en­voice, which pro­motes one of the world’s big­gest rock fes­ti­vals, the an­nual Cal­i­for­nia desert kneesup, Coachella. Tol­lett and his col­leagues con­firmed this week that a sec­ond fes­ti­val is to be held at the Coachella site, Em­pire Polo Grounds, in Oc­to­ber, fea­tur­ing six acts with an un­prece­dented col­lec­tive pedi­gree. The Rolling Stones, Bob Dy­lan, Paul McCart­ney, Neil Young, the Who and Roger Wa­ters will share the same stage for the first time at the Desert Trip fes­ti­val, to be staged across three nights from Oc­to­ber 9 to 11. Old­fella, as it could be called, came to­gether only af­ter all six acts agreed to do it. Tol­lett, who has been work­ing on the idea for two years, told each act that it would hap­pen only if they all said yes. The only one he didn’t get to talk to di­rectly was Dy­lan. “I live out near him,” Tol­lett told Rolling Stone, “but he’s not the type of guy you run into at 7-Eleven.” The Stones and Dy­lan play on the first night, fol­lowed by Young and McCart­ney on the sec­ond evening and fi­nally the Who and Wa­ters. No other acts will be on the bill.

Bob Dy­lan will play Desert Trip

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