Forget Coachella, here’s Oldchella

WELCOME to Oldchella — The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, the Who and Neil Young will all play a wrinkly rockers festival in the US.

Desert Trip comes from the team behind Coachella and is indeed on the Coachella polo field site in Palm Springs, California.

It will run from October 7 to 9 and is being hailed as the biggest classic rock event since Woodstock.

The event has already been labelled Desert Trip ‘Oldchella’, ‘Oldfella’, ‘Dadchella’, ‘Brochella’, ‘Croakchella’ and ‘Viagrachella’.

Unlike Coachella and other music festivals there will only be two acts per night, allowing the artists to play full-length sets.

While the Stones and McCartney will play on different nights fans will be hoping for a collaboration between two of the biggest acts in musical history.

Each of the acts have been teasing the line up with social media hints that simply read ‘October’.

However the heritage rock festival won’t come cheaply. General admission tickets start at $530 for all three days, with single day tickets $265.

There is also a $2130 option for more cashed up fans. Tickets go on sale on Monday.

Overseas visitors may like to take a hotel travel package which also go on sale Monday and are priced from between $2663 to $11163 depending on your choice of hotel and ticket.

The festival has yet to announce the pricing for the on-site camping in Safari tents.

The fully furnished luxury tents can fit up to two queen beds, are fully air conditioned and ticket holders also get access to a private shuttle between the sites and the concert venue and its stages.

Coachella is a popular destination for Australian music fans each year.

McCartney’s posts on his social media prompted Australian fans to again question when he’ll visit down under again.

His last tour here was in 1993, with rumours suggesting the former Beatle may tour here by the end of 2016.

McCartney has previously played the Coachella festival alongside the likes of younger artists Morrissey, the Cure and the Arcade Fire.

Don’t expect to see Desert Trip touring nationally — promoters are marketing it as a one-off event that is expected to be filmed for a DVD.

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