'Oldchella' is Real, and It's Fabulous
There’s a new music festival heading to the Palm Desert and it’s got a line-up sure to impress music fans of all ages.
Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who, Neil Young, and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters will all play Desert Trip, the newest venture from Goldenvoice—the company behind Coachella and Stagecoach. The jaw-dropping line-up of acts who topped the charts in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s has inspired some wags to give the festival the tongue-in-cheek name of “Oldchella.” Despite the collective age of the headlining acts, there’s little doubt that Desert Trip will be one of the greatest rock concerts of the century.
The festival will be held from October 7-9 with two acts taking the stage per day, giving plenty of time for music lovers to explore the area surrounding the Coachella Valley and Palm Springs. To ensure that the festival’s older demographic is comfortable, the venue will add grandstands on both sides of the field with 30 rows of seats. Of course, comfort comes with a cost and tickets for the grandstand seats will run between $999 to $1,599 for all three days.
Tickets go on sale for the three-day Desert Trip at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 9th at DesertTrip.com, starting at the same $399 price as Coachella, promoter Goldenvoice announced Tuesday. In addition to the three-day passes, single-day tickets will go for $199. Tickets will also be available for the popular culinary series, Outstanding in the Field, which will features sit-down meals from 40 nationally-recognized chefs.
As with Coachella and Stagecoach, RV sites, camping, and glamping set ups are available for festivalgoers, but why camp when you can stay at La Quinta Resort and Club, the Parker, the Ace Hotel, or any of the other hotels that dot the desert.
If you do decide to pitch a tent on the festival grounds, be sure to book a day at Two Bunch Palms—one of the best spas in America according to T + L readers—to undo the damage.