Rumour has emerged over the weekend that the organisers of Coachella, specifically festival veterans Goldenvoice, are planning the festival of every baby boomer’s (and fans of rock music in general) dreams – featuring the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, The Stones, Pink Floyd‘s Roger Waters, The Who, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.
An event that has never before transpired, the festival is said to take place on the very same grounds that Coachella is on – in Indio, California – later this year. Reported first by the LA Times, it is said that “plans are nearly complete, and an official announcement is expected in coming weeks.”
Editor of concert industry publication Pollstar, Gary Bongiovanni, has also spoken out, noting: “If you just look at it at face value, a bill like this doesn’t exist anywhere else on the concert landscape. There are a lot of festivals, but nothing quite like what’s being planned there. I expect it will resonate nationally — and internationally.”
These six artists have never actually played a festival together, making this an event for the ages. They are also reported to be planning on performing full sets, with their entire stage production in full swing, rather than the usual condensed sets that artists like these have displayed at festivals in recent years.
Elliot Roberts, Neil Young’s manager has also spoken out about the festival: “It’s so special in so many ways,” said Roberts. “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.”
The festival is set to take place in Spring (or Fall in the States), spanning a three days from October 7th to the 9th. That gives you all plenty of time to save. That is, of course, unless this is all a hoax, in which case it’s the cruellest joke of all time.
Here’s a video of Paul Macca shredding through A Hard Day’s Night for the first time in 50 years from last week that will get your inner baby boomer screaming: