Two groups of Southern California music festival-lovers already have weekends devoted to their favorite artists: Coachella for the hipsters, and Stagecoach for the country music contingent. Now, Desert Trip — lovingly nicknamed “Oldchella”—has added a second weekend to their inaugural festival, so that everyone’s parents (and also lovers of classic rock, age notwithstanding) can have their time in the sun.
Desert Trip was formally announced for October 9-11, 2016 last week, with headliners including the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Bob Dylan. As of today, the festival announced that many the same acts will perform encores the following weekend, thanks to huge demand for tickets.
In addition to the bands, the food and wine selection at Desert Trip promises to be an upgrade from the carnival-like offerings at Coachella and Stagecoach. Described as “culinary experiences” on the festival’s website, those cooking up dishes include Dominique Ansel, Michael Voltaggio and Ludo Lefebvre. Greg Koch will handle the craft beer selection, and Cedd Moses and the Houston Brothers will design a cocktail program.
In other words, Desert Trip might in fact feature the best that L.A. has to offer. Start saving your paycheck now.