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