Stones, Dylan, Who on same bill at festival

The Rolling Stones will appear on the same night as Bob Dylan at the festival. Photo Reuters
The Rolling Stones will appear on the same night as Bob Dylan at the festival. Photo Reuters
Almost since their inceptions in 1999 and 2007, respectively, the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals at the Empire Polo Club in Indio have drawn 20 percent of their annual audiences from San Diego County.

Come October, we'll find out if classic-rock fans from San Diego will turn out in equal numbers for what is being unofficially billed as the "Concert of the Century" by some, "Oldchella" by others, and "Desert Trip" in promotional materials describing the three evening concerts.

No matter the name, the lineup for October 7-9 outdoor concerts in Indio features a remarkable collection of classic rock icons who have never all before appeared at the same music event.

The performance roster includes 1969 Woodstock veterans Neil Young and The Who, and two legendary acts - Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones - who have performed in recent years at San Diego's Petco Park. Rounding things off are Bob Dylan and former Pink Floyd mainstay Roger Waters.

Since late 2014, the Stones' touring line-up has featured top San Diego jazz-funk saxophonist Karl Denson, who in September will perform with his band at the 2016 edition of KAABOO Del Mar.

The lineup for the concerts in Indio is as follows:

Friday, October 7: The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan

Saturday, October 8: Paul McCartney, Neil Young

Sunday October 9: Roger Waters, The Who

Each act will perform full a full set and all concerts will start after sundown. Tickets go on sale next week at Desert.Trip.com 

- Tribune News Service 

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