At last, a Woodstock for millennials has arrived – sex, drugs, and (old people’s) rock n’ roll included.
And when we say Woodstock for millennials, we mean with people from that generation playing for us. Not Taylor Swift taking the stage for 3-days of peace and music.
What could end up being the biggest concert of the 21st century is coming to Empire Polo Field (Coachella’s venue), in sunny Southern California this fall. The three-day festival will be held on Oct 7–9, headlined by some of the biggest acts in history.
The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, and other rock pioneers will preform at the festival. These “gods of rock” have never shared a stage together – making this event so significant.
Although negotiations are still in their final stages, sources expect the concert to be right on schedule. According to the LA Times, an official concert announcement is expected in the coming weeks. The concert is being organized by Goldenvoice – a Coachella festival promoter.
It may be easy to think these rockers have seen their better days, but don’t be fooled – these seniors are more popular than ever. Their fan-base has only increased and their music has stayed relevant through world tours and lifetime achievement awards.
Part of the reason this festival will be so big is because audiences are expected to vary in age, from the boomer generation straight through to our millennial generation. And unlike traditional festivals, the musicians will preform full sets rather than abbreviated ones.
This concert is a once in a lifetime opportunity and Toronto native Neil Young will be bringing some Canadian culture to the event.
“You won’t get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again,” Young’s manager Elliot Roberts told the LA Times.
The Who and Pink Floyd’s frontman Roger Waters are also expected to preform at the festival.
All of these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have found immense success in their lifetimes. Paul McCartney still sell out concert venues every year, and it was only last summer The Stones played their sold-out show in Quebec City – breaking record crowds with 93,000 fans (myself included).
Seeing as how much Coachella tickets cost, we can only imagine how much these tickets will run. But for the chance to see such a legendary lineup, does it really matter?