Coachella Founder Paul Tollett Launches Desert Trip

Paul Tollett, CEO of Goldenvoice, & founder of Coachella

Desert Trip in Coachella will be the 2016 version of 1969’s Woodstock Music and Art Fair. This will be over 2 weekends in October……October 7 – 9 and October 14-16 with rock legends The Who, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young and Roger Waters at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California.

The man who dreamed up the festival, Coachella founder Paul Tollett recently revealed “It’s not really a festival — it’s a concert, two bands a day. I just thought those six bands should play together. It’s never been done.”

Incredulously, Desert Trip sold out in five hours. Orders came in from around the globe, said Paul Tollett, head of Goldenvoice. Interest in the event, he said, has been “unprecedented. … There were over 400,000 people trying to place orders,”

If you have your ticket you will still need accommodations. 

FestPop Has over 90 Hotels Available Oct 7-9 

FestPop Has over 90 Hotels Available Oct 14-16

If you’re too young to appreciate Desert Trip, you might be just the right age to work it. Valley Music Travel and Goldenvoice, the company producing the festival are seeking people to work the event in the following positions: Ushers, hotel captains, resort concierge, shuttle stop managers and coordinators, and administrative runners.

Job interviews will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, August 19 at College of the Desert’s Hilb Building, 43-500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert. Interviews will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis, Applicants must be 18 years and older. Customer service experience is preferred. Goldenvoice notes it is an equal opportunity employer.

Festival passes are sold out. E-mail questions about the job fair to [email protected]

FestPop San Francisco Staff Writer Mandy Losk
FestPop Staff Writer Mandy Losk



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