The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan among headliners for new US event
The festival will take place over two weekends in October with Roger Waters and Neil Young joining the impressive line-up. Understandably, demand for tickets was high and Billboard reports that they were all gone within hours of going on sale yesterday (May 11).
70,000 three-day tickets for each of the festival’s two weekends are believed to have been sold, 140,000 tickets in total. Promoters Goldenvoice and AEG have yet to confirm the reports.
Desert Trip is aimed at an older, more affluent audience and could become the highest grossing festival in music history. Tickets for the event were on sale for between £483 and £1,107, while general admission was £276. Individual day passes were priced at £137.
Billboard estimates the gross revenues from ticket sales at £104m. In 2015 Coachella, also organised by Goldenvoice and AEG, made a reported £58.4m over two weekends. A source close to the bands playing Desert Trip told The Guardian that each band on the bill stands to make between £4-£6m.
The day-by-day line-ups for Desert Trip is as below:
The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan (October 7, 14)
Paul McCartney, Neil Young (October 8, 15)
Roger Waters, The Who (October 9, 16)