The Rolling Stones congratulate Bob Dylan on Nobel Prize win at Desert Trip

Both acts headlined second weekend of California festival

The Rolling Stones paid tribute to Bob Dylan following his Nobel Prize win during their headline set at the second weekend of Desert Trip festival.

Credited with having “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” Dylan, 75, was announced as this year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature last week. The award is given to an individual who has produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”.

Both the Rolling Stones and Dylan headlined Desert Trip festival in California on Friday night (October 14), with Dylan opening the night’s bill. Mick Jagger took time out of his band’s set to congratulate Dylan on winning the Nobel Prize.

“I want to thank Bob Dylan for an amazing set,” Jagger said, as reported by Billboard. “We have never shared the stage with a Nobel Prize winner before. Bob is like our own Walt Whitman.”


Keith Richards added: “I can’t think of anybody that deserved it better”.

Both Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits have also congratulated Dylan on his Nobel Prize win.

The Rolling Stones played the following songs during their set:

‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’
‘Get Off of My Cloud’
‘It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll’
‘Tumbling Dice’
‘Just Your Fool’
‘Sweet Virginia’
‘Live With Me’
‘Paint It Black’
‘Honky Tonk Women’
‘You Got the Silver’
‘Little T&A’
‘Midnight Rambler’
‘Miss You’
‘Gimme Shelter’
‘Start Me Up’
‘Sympathy for the Devil’
‘Brown Sugar’
‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’
‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’

Bob Dylan’s setlist was as below:

‘Rainy Day Women #12 & 35’
‘Don’t Think Twice. It’s All Right’
‘Highway 61 Revisited’
‘It’s All Over Now Baby Blue’
‘High Water (For Charley Patton)’
‘Simple Twist of Fate’
‘Early Roman Kings’
‘Love Sick’
‘Tangled Up in Blue’
‘Lonesome Day Blues’
‘Make You Feel My Love’
‘Pay in Blood’
‘Desolation Row’
‘Soon After Midnight’
‘Ballad of a Thin Man’
‘Like a Rolling Stone’
‘Why Try to Change Me Now’