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Desert Trip mega-concert: Here's where to buy tickets and how much they cost

Desert Trip mega-concert: Here's where to buy tickets and how much they cost
The Rolling Stones, seen performing in March in Cuba, are among the classic rock acts booked for October's Desert Trip festival. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

With performances scheduled by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney, among other icons of classic rock, the upcoming Desert Trip festival is being marketed as a once-in-a-lifetime event.

That might also be the number of times you can afford to buy tickets.

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General-admission passes for the three-day show, set to run Oct. 7-9 and again Oct. 14-16 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, went on sale Monday at 10 a.m. for $399 a pop.

But that's just the low end of packages being offered by Goldenvoice, the powerful Los Angeles concert promoter that also puts on the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals at the same venue.

For $898 you can buy a three-day general-admission pass with food and beverage included. For $999 you can buy a three-day pass with a reserved floor seat.

And for $1,599 you can buy a standing spot in the pit near the stage for all three days, which will also feature performances by Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who.

Then, of course, there are the add-ons: for on-site camping, parking, four-course meals, shuttles from LAX to Indio, you name it.

Speaking to The Times last week, Young said he was glad to be on the bill, adding that he and his band — the Promise of the Real, led by Willie Nelson's son Lukas — are "well equipped to go in there."

"Is it going to be like a battle of the bands?" Young wondered. "It'll be unbelievable."

Check out all the ticketing options at the Desert Trip website — and start refilling that retirement fund now.

Twitter: @mikaelwood

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10:26 a.m.: This post was updated with a quote from Neil Young.

9:55 a.m.: This post was updated with dates for the festival's second weekend.

This post was originally published at 9:31 a.m.

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