The Who to play alongside The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan at the 'greatest' rock festival of all-time

The line-up of Sixties pop music titans beggars belief, with an official announcement imminent

Jess Denham@jess_denham
Thursday 21 April 2016 11:43
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The Who are set to perform on the same night as Pink Floyd's Roger Waters
The Who are set to perform on the same night as Pink Floyd's Roger Waters

Forget Glastonbury, the greatest festival line-up in the history of rock music has just been announced.

The Who’s Roger Daltrey has confirmed that news of a huge California event from the organisers of Coachella is true, with his band set to perform alongside Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on the third and final night.

“I think it’s us and Roger Waters on the same day. It’s a fantastic idea for a festival. It’s the greatest remains of our era,” he told Canada’s Postmedia Network. “I hope a lot of normal fans can get tickets before they get snatched up.”

Sounds epic, right? Wait until you hear the other rumoured headliners, all of whom are responsible for revolutionising pop music in the Sixties and Seventies: it’s Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones on the opening night, followed by Paul McCartney and Neil Young on the second.

Mick Jagger proves he's still got moves with The Rolling Stones (Getty Images)

Young’s manager Elliot Roberts has also dropped hints, telling the LA Times that the plans are “so special in many ways”. “You won’t get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again,” he said. “It’s a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time.”

Organisers Goldenvoice and AEG Live are yet to make an official announcement as negotiations are still being finalised, but fans should expect tickets to be gold dust.

Neil Young's manager has promised a festival 'so special in many ways'

Should the titans all turn up to play, it will be the first time that Dylan and McCartney have ever shared a billing. They will reportedly be paid a massive $7 million for their sets, with each act giving a full festival performance complete with their typical stage production.

The festival of dreams is set to take place between 7 and 9 October, so it might be time to start saving up for those tickets and flights.

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