Desert Trip 2016

Desert Trip 2016

October 7, 2016 - October 16, 2016
October 7, 2016 - October 16, 2016


Desert Trip is a six-day music festival planned for October 7–9 and 14–16, 2016, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, United States. Performers include the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters, and the Who.[1][2] The festival was dubbed "Oldchella" by Stereogum a few weeks before it was officially announced.[3] It is produced by Goldenvoice, the company that runs Coachella and is owned by AEG.[citation needed] According to The New York Times the average attendee spent $1,000 on the weekend event.[4]

Desert Trip was founded by Coachella founder, producer, and Goldenvoice chief Paul Tollett.[5]

Bob Dylan opened the weekend with his song "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35."[citation needed]

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Bob Dylan
Singer-songwriter, artist, writer
bornMay 24, 1941
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Resides inMalibu, California, U.S.
Mick Jagger
English musician, singer, songwriter and actor
Neil Young
Canadian singer-songwriter
bornNovember 12, 1945
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Paul McCartney
Singer-songwriter, music and film producer, businessman
bornJune 18, 1942
Liverpool, England

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The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as an occasional pianist until his death in 1985. Jones departed the band less than a month prior to his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1975. Subsequently, Ronnie Wood has been on guitar in tandem with Richards. Following Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has been the main bassist. Other notable keyboardists for the band have included Nicky Hopkins, active from 1967 to 1982; Billy Preston through the mid 1970s (most prominent on Black and Blue) and Chuck Leavell, active since 1982. The band was first led by Jones but after teaming as the band's songwriters, Jagger and Richards assumed de facto leadership.

The Rolling Stones were in the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US in 1964–65. At first noted for their longish hair as much as their music, the band identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. Critic Sean Egan states that within a year of the release of their 1964 debut album, they "were being perceived by the youth of Britain and then the world as representatives of opposition to an old, cruel order—the antidote to a class-bound, authoritarian culture."[1] They were instrumental in making blues a major part of rock and roll and changing the international focus of blues culture to the less sophisticated blues typified by Chess Records artists such as Muddy Waters — writer of "Rollin' Stone", after which the band is named. After a short period of musical experimentation that culminated with the poorly received and largely psychedelic album Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967), the group returned to its bluesy roots with Beggars Banquet (1968) which—along with its follow-ups, Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St (1972)—is generally considered to be the band's best work and are considered the Rolling Stones' "Golden Age". It was during this period the band were first introduced on stage as "The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".[2][3] Musicologist Robert Palmer attributed the "remarkable endurance" of the Rolling Stones to being "rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music", while "more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone".[4]

The band continued to release commercially successful records in the 1970s and sold many albums, with Some Girls (1978) and Tattoo You (1981) being their two most sold albums worldwide. In the 1980s, a feud between Jagger and Richards about the band's musical direction almost caused the band to split but they managed to patch their relationship up and had a big comeback with Steel Wheels (1989), which was followed by a big stadium and arena tour. Since the 1990s, new recorded material from the group has been increasingly less well-received and less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones have continued to be a huge attraction on the live circuit, with big stadium tours in the 1990s and 2000s. By 2007, the band had made what were then four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time (Voodoo Lounge Tour (1994–95), Bridges to Babylon Tour (1997–99), Licks Tour (2002–03) and A Bigger Bang Tour (2005–07).[5]

The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" list, and their estimated album sales are above 250 million. They have released twenty-nine studio albums, eighteen live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed (1969) was their first of five consecutive number one studio and live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers (1971) was the first of eight consecutive number one studio albums in the US. In 2008, the band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary.


Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music. His songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

McCartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time.[2] More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", more than any other copyrighted song in history. Wings' 1977 release "Mull of Kintyre" is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999),[3] and a 21-time Grammy Award winner, McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2009 he has 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr all received The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1965, and in 1997, McCartney was knighted for services to music.

McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music. He has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, land mines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education. He has married three times and is the father of five children.


The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide and holding a reputation for their live shows and studio work.

The Who developed from an earlier group, the Detours, and established themselves as part of the pop art and mod movements, featuring auto-destructive art by destroying guitars and drums on stage. Their first single as the Who, "I Can't Explain", reached the UK top ten, followed by a string of singles including "My Generation", "Substitute" and "Happy Jack". In 1967, they performed at the Monterey Pop Festival and released the US top ten single "I Can See for Miles", while touring extensively. The group's fourth album, 1969's rock opera Tommy, included the single "Pinball Wizard" and was a critical and commercial success. Live appearances at Woodstock and the Isle of Wight Festival, along with the live album Live at Leeds, cemented their reputation as a respected rock act. With their success came increased pressure on lead songwriter and visionary Townshend, and the follow-up to Tommy, Lifehouse, was abandoned. Songs from the project made up 1971's Who's Next, which included the hit "Won't Get Fooled Again". The group released the album Quadrophenia in 1973 as a celebration of their mod roots, and oversaw the film adaptation of Tommy in 1975. They continued to tour to large audiences before semi-retiring from live performances at the end of 1976. The release of Who Are You in 1978 was overshadowed by the death of Moon shortly after.

Kenney Jones replaced Moon and the group resumed activity, releasing a film adaptation of Quadrophenia and the retrospective documentary The Kids Are Alright. After Townshend became weary of touring, the group split in 1982. The Who occasionally re-formed for live appearances such as Live Aid in 1985, a 25th anniversary tour in 1989 and a tour of Quadrophenia in 1996–97. They resumed regular touring in 1999, with drummer Zak Starkey. After Entwistle's death in 2002, plans for a new album were delayed. Townshend and Daltrey continued as the Who, releasing Endless Wire in 2006, and continued to play live regularly.

The Who's major contributions to rock music include the development of the Marshall stack, large PA systems, use of the synthesizer, Entwistle and Moon's lead playing styles, Townshend's feedback and power chord guitar technique, and the development of the rock opera. They are cited as an influence by hard rock, punk rock and mod bands, and their songs still receive regular exposure.

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Empire Polo Club
The Empire Polo Club is a 78-acre polo club in Indio, California in Riverside County in the Coachella Valley, near Palm Springs. Founded in 1987, it has hosted international polo tournaments. It leases out its polo grounds for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival annually.


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Desert Trip Weekend 1  –  October 10, 2016
... message is towed into position during the Roger Waters performance on the third day of the Desert Trip music festival at Indio, California on October 9, 2016. The Desert Trip weekend will mark what will likely become the highest-grossing music ...
Desert Trip: 7 Must-See Performances
The Wall Street Journal Blogs  –  October 10, 2016
Desert Trip, the festival for the baby boomer generation at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, took place over the weekend, with performances by a who’s who of classic rock bands. Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Paul McCartney ...
Roger Waters delivers politically charged Desert Trip performance
CBS News  –  October 10, 2016
2016 in Indio, California. INDIO, Calif. -- Roger Waters made his feelings about Donald Trump and Israel abundantly clear during a politically-charged performance at the Desert Trip music festival Sunday night. The 73-year-old singer-songwriter also ...
Roger Waters Trashes Trump, Israel at Desert Trip Festival  –  October 10, 2016
Over the weekend, Roger Waters played to the nostalgia dictated by Desert Trip, affectionately referred to as ‘Oldchella,’ a festival centered around the music and artists of the ’60s and ’70s. But he was one of the few artists to add pointed ...
Desert Trip draws to a close as The Who, Roger Waters stage a musical duel
The Desert Sun  –  October 10, 2016
Desert Trip draws to a close as The Who, Roger Waters stage a musical duel A historic Desert Trip drew to a close Sunday following a battle of the bands as epic as the three-day festival itself. Check out this story on
The Latest: The Who rocks two-hour set at Desert Trip
Chron  –  October 10, 2016
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California, which features six legendary acts over three days: the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who. It's the first time ever they ...
Despite boomer appeal, Desert Trip is nothing like Woodstock
HAWAII NEWS NOW  –  October 10, 2016
INDIO, Calif. (AP) - The Desert Trip festival may appeal to the Woodstock crowd, and the Who and Neil Young were on both bills, but the events couldn't be more different. Lance Albrecht, 65, remembers being at Woodstock as a teenager in 1969 and says he's ...
Anschutz's Desert Trip mega-concert draws crowd of a certain age
le Globaliste  –  October 9, 2016
Ron Wood, left, and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones perform on day 1 of the 2016 Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Field on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Indio, Calif. The Desert Trip mega-festival of rock greats is meant to be historic and Paul ...
The Latest: Who takes the stage at Desert Trip
San Francisco Chronicle  –  October 9, 2016
Festival goers watch Neil Young's performance on day 2 of the 2016 Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Field on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Photo: Chris Pizzello, Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP INDIO, ...
Bob Dylan plays 80-minute set to open Desert Trip festival
3  –  October 8, 2016
INDIO, Calif. (AP) - Bob Dylan kicked off the historic Desert Trip music festival Friday with an 80-minute set. The 75-year-old rocker spent most of his time behind the piano as he performed songs from throughout his catalog, including "Tangled Up in Blue ...
Rolling Stones bring fireworks to Desert Trip festival
KCTV5 News  –  October 8, 2016
INDIO, Calif. (AP) - Mick Jagger told the boomer-heavy crowd at the Desert Trip music festival, which boasts a legendary lineup of septuagenarians, that he wasn't going to "do a bunch of age jokes." Then the 73-year-old Rolling Stones front man referred to ...
The Latest: Bob Dylan opens Desert Trip with 80-minute set
Connecticut Post  –  October 8, 2016
Bob Dylan opened the Desert Trip music festival with an 80-minute set. The 75-year-old singer-songwriter spent most of his time behind the piano backed by a five-piece band. He wore a black tuxedo jacket and trousers with a white hat and white shoes.

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