Report: New Festival with McCartney, The Stones & Young
A new music festival is in the planning stages that may feature the biggest classic-rock acts in the world. The Los Angeles Times reports that Goldenvoice, the promoter behind the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, is working to book such huge stars as Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who, Neil Young and ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters for the event, which would take place October 7 to October 9 at the Coachella grounds in Indio, California.
Sources close to new fest tell the Times that Goldenvoice is organizing the event with its corporate partner AEG Live, and say that the multi-day concert is still in the process of being finalized. Word has it that Dylan and the Stones would play on October 7; Young, with his current backing group Promise of the Real, and McCartney would perform on October 8; and The Who and Waters would close things out on October 9.
Young's longtime manager, Elliot Roberts, commented to the newspaper, "It's so special in so many ways, because 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."
While some of the aforementioned artists have performed with each other at various shows over the years, all six of them have never played on the same bill at the same time.
Meanwhile, Showbiz411.com claims that Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and Sting also have been approached about taking part in the festival.
The 2016 Coachella festival, kicked off Saturday with two headlining performances by the partially reunited classic lineup of Guns N' Roses on Saturday, April 16, and Saturday, April 23. About one hundred acts in all will perform at the two-weekend event.