Mega festival looks on as Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones post ‘October’ videos

Paul McCartney (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Paul McCartney (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

The mega festival rumoured for later this year involving rock icons such as Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Roger Waters looks to be close to confirmation after all five of those acts posted videos referencing ‘October’ during the weekend.

As Billboard points out, one of the other stars rumoured for the event, Neil Young, didn’t get involved but an official announcement for the huge event reportedly being put together by the organisers of Coachella for Indio, California between October 7th-9th may not be far away after Roger Daltrey pretty much confirmed The Who’s involvement during an interview with Postmedia Network last month.

“I think it’s us and Roger Waters on the same day,” he said. “It’s a fantastic idea for a festival. It’s the greatest remains of our era.”

It was Neil Young’s manager who first broke ranks to talk about the festival in public, telling the LA Times:

“I hope a lot of normal fans can get tickets before they get snatched up. It’s so special in so many ways. You won’t get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again. It’s a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time.”

There’s been too many stark reminders of the decades that separate today and rock’s golden sixties/seventies period due to the passing of David Bowie and other stars from the entertainment world so far this year. Indeed, this festival could well be looked back on as the final celebration of that glorious, never-to-be-repeated era.

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