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The long-rumoured bi-coastal festivals, previously known as Classic East and Classic West, are now a reality, with tickets on sale next week
By IQ on 29 Mar 2017
Live Nation has officially taken the wraps off The Classic, the heritage act-headlined festivals widely seen as its answer to AEG/Goldenvoice’s wildly successful ‘Oldchella’ (aka Desert Trip).
As previously reported, the twin festivals – comprising The Classic East in New York and The Classic West in Los Angeles – will be headlined by Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, with support from Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire.
All six acts are represented by CAA, which is believed to be producing the events alongside Live Nation and Irving Azoff’s Oak View Group and Azoff MSG Entertainment.
A website is now live at theclassic.com, with tickets on sale via Live Nation’s Ticketmaster from next Friday (7 April), starting from US$150 – far less than Desert Trip’s $399.
Here’s the launch video, courtesy of Live Nation:
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