Neil Young, 70, proves he's still got a Heart of Gold as he performs in trademark hat at Desert Trip music festival in Indio
It's been dubbed Oldchella because the rock stars are in their 70s and the median age of the audience is 50.
Neil Young, 70, showed he's still the legend he always was as he performed a set of songs at the first-ever Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California on Saturday.
The folksy singer, who followed Friday's riveting Rolling Stones show, mellowed things out with such fave tunes After the Gold Rush and Heart of Gold.
Heart of Gold: Neil Young, 70, showed he's still the legend he always was as he performed a set of songs at the first-ever Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California on Saturday
Saturday's show, which began at around 6:40pm, began with women dressed up as farmers in overalls and plaid shirts, tossing make-believe seeds around and tending to their gardens, according to Associated Press.
That's when Young made his entrance, opening with After the Gold Rush.
Young played alone on the piano and the harmonica, the shrill music filling the evening air.
Legend: The folksy singer, who followed Friday's riveting Rolling Stones show, mellowed things out with such fave tunes After the Gold Rush and Heart of Gold on Day 2 of the event
Multi-talent: Young picked up his acoustic guitar while singing Heart of Gold
He's got back-up: The Canadian-born songwriter accompanied himself on the harmonica
The star then picked up his acoustic guitar to sing Heart of Gold.
Paul McCartney was expected to hit the stage later on in the evening, along with Roger Waters.
On Friday, The Rolling Stones rocked out with the energy of much younger musicians on opening night of the Desert Trip festival.
Oldchella: The Desert Trip music festival has been dubbed Oldchella because the rock stars tend to be in their 70s and the median age of the audience is 50
Fans enthralled: Young's music filled the evening air and enthralled the audience
Front man Mick Jagger, 73, even made a joke poking fun at the line up, which includes Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and The Who, telling an excited crowd: 'Welcome to the Palm Springs retirement home for genteel musicians.'
Sporting an array of colourful ensembles, the band - Mick, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, put on a lively performance, even giving fans a taster of their new album.
Getting the crowd going, they started the show with hit songs Start Me Up and You Got Me Rocking, as Rolling Stones' lead singer Mick joked the concert was 'Coachella for old people'.
Tough act to follow: The Rolling Stones played on Friday - Day One of the inaugural music festival in Indio, CA
Ticket sales for the so-called Desert Trip festival went on sale with talk of seeing, in the words of The Who's Roger Daltrey, 'the greatest remains of an era' for one final time.
With more than 150,000 people attending, the festival — which was two years in the making — was predicted to make at least £117 million in ticket sales, hospitality and merchandising.
Joker: Rolling Stones' lead singer Mick Jagger joked that the concert was 'Coachella for old people'
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