Desert Trip Music Festival Guide and Prices
The Desert Trip Music Festival is the festival that everyone has been talking about this summer. What makes the summer hype about Desert Trip so interesting? The festival doesn’t even happen until October. Making a two weekend run October 7th-9th and 14th-16th, this festival features some of the most legendary names in the history of modern music. That’s modern music as in music from the past couple of hundred years, not just the current Top 40. With a festival headlined by none other than The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who, need we really say more? Over the course of their combined careers, the headliners for this festival have sold an incredible combined 1.3 billion albums worldwide. If you want to see a real music festival, then Desert Trip is where you absolutely have to be come this fall!
These guys are not a big deal, they are the big deal, and have been for the better half of a century now. With our Desert Trip Guide and Pricing Info, you are bound to get the best price on tickets to what is being called the “Festival of the Century.” Tickets are starting at just $698 for a weekend pass! With numerous attractions and the thrill of camping out with your best friends and family, the music is only half the fun!
Being held on the infamous 78-acre Empire Polo Ground, the same festival grounds as another wildly popular Indio, California festival, Desert Trip is set to be a festival for the ages for hundreds of thousands of eager concertgoers. If the whole Coachella desert vibe isn’t really your thing, Desert Trip’s fall date will see much more beautiful and less harsh weather. Though the music might be more “classic” by definition, this festival will truly be an unforgettable experience for any and all ages.
|Desert Trip Tickets 2016||Date||Venue||City||Avg Price|
|Desert Trip Indio 3-Day Tickets||Fri – Sun||Empire Polo Field||Indio, CA||$3,897|
|Desert Trip Indio Tickets||Fri – 10/07/16||Empire Polo Field||Indio, CA||$3,336|
|Desert Trip Indio Tickets||Sat – 10/08/16||Empire Polo Field||Indio, CA||$1,315|
|Desert Trip Indio Tickets||Sun – 10/09/16||Empire Polo Field||Indio, CA||$1,478|
|Desert Trip Indio Tickets||Fri – 10/14/16||Empire Polo Field||Indio, CA||$1,888|
|Desert Trip Indio 3-Day Tickets||Fri – Sun||Empire Polo Field||Indio, CA||$2,581|
|Desert Trip Indio Tickets||Sat – 10/15/16||Empire Polo Field||Indio, CA||$1,006|
|Desert Trip Indio Tickets||Sun – 10/16/16||Empire Polo Field||Indio, CA||$1,042|
Instead of roughing it in the wilderness with a tent, exposed to the elements of nature, festival-goers will instead be faced with an onslaught of gourmet food choices from some of the best and hippest chefs hailing from Los Angeles, New York, Miami and San Francisco, according to the LA Times.
Desert Trip is a far cry from the survivalist vibe of its precursor desert gatherings. Fans of classic rock can enjoy the music of legends while camping in serious style and comfort. Held in Indio on Weekend 1: Oct. 7, 8 and 9, Weekend 2: Oct. 14, 15 & 16 at the Empire Polo Club (it’s as swank as it sounds), the festival this year will feature a superstar line-up of musicians that include the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who and Roger Waters.Once upon a time, Burning Man was the only desert arts gathering, where young hippie-types would drive for hours to bake under the high desert sun to commune around experimental art and alternative themes. But as time has gone on, the festivals in the arid landscapes of the southwestern deserts have become more sophisticated.
Guests will also have the opportunity to buy tickets to sit-down, multi-course meals. And if that’s not enough, there will be craft beer, cocktails and wine tastings.
Desert Trip, organized by Golden Voice, the force behind Coachella, is already so hot that Consequence of Sound guessed major music icons from Simon and Garfunkel to soul queen Aretha Franklin are probably miffed they weren’t added to the schedule. But if all goes well, maybe there will be another one next year.
Friday night will be a show stopper, featuring the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Saturday will feature Sir Paul McCartney and Neil Young, while the Sunday show will feature performances by Roger Waters and The Who. Desert Trip Festival Tickets will be going on sale Monday at 10 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time.
Billboard called the line-up a concert event of a lifetime, considering many of the acts won’t be touring any time in the near future. In other words, it may be your only chance to see the music giants live – particularly at an event where they’re all performing in one weekend. So while tickets may be pricey, it’s well worth it.
The Huffington Post notes, “Of course, attending Desert Trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so if you’re into all of the headliners and don’t mind paying top dollar to attend, the festival is sure to leave you with lasting memories.”
The event was the vision of Golden Voice CEO Paul Tollett, who is gaining a reputation of making concerts that seem impossible become a reality.
“When [Paul] called me nine months ago and said, ‘What do you think of this idea?’ I said there’s no way this is going to happen,” Artist Group International president Marsha Vlasic told Billboard. ”But he was determined. This was his vision and his dream.”
Tollett was willing to pay whatever price necessary to make the dream materialize, which seems typical of his apprently unique ability to make legendary concerts come to life.
Classic rock fans may recall that it was Tollett who convinced Guns N’ Roses’ key band members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan to reunite and play Coachella this year. This of course resulted in the band’s “classic line-up” embarking on a long-anticipated and highly-celebrated North American tour after 23 years apart.
Some have playfully dubbed the event as “Coachella for old people” or “Oldchella” based on the classic rock line-up and the fact the concerts take place in Indio, like Coachella does. But the acts from the heyday of rock n’ roll doubtlessly appeal to all age groups.