Age ain't nothing but a number: Seasoned festival veterans turn back the clock as they rock out to Paul McCartney, 74, at 'Oldchella'
- The Beatles veteran McCartney headlined Day Two of the first-ever Desert Trip festival in Indio, California
- The British rocker walked onto the stage a fashionable 30 minutes late on Saturday evening
- The crowd went wild as he played classics from The Beatles and Wings as a solo entertainer
- Other acts to perform this weekend include Sixties band The Rollings Stones and Neil Young, 70
- With The Who and Bob Dylan also sharing the stage, the total age of performers is 651
Sir Paul McCartney still has what it takes to get an audience excited.
British rocker McCartney headlined Day Two of the first-ever Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California, and he certainly delivered.
The 74-year-old singer turned back time as he blended tunes from his Beatles days, his years as Wings frontman to his current status as solo entertainer.
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Turn back time: Sir Paul McCartney (centre) headlined Day Two of the first-ever Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California on Saturday night, here accompanied by guitarist Rusty Anderson (left) and Brian Ray (right)
Going for it: Fans of all ages danced the night away as the 74-year-old Beatles star turned back time with his classics
Party time: Revelers joined in the singing during the music legend's set. McCartney turned up 30 minutes late for his appearance, but kept the crowd happy with his classics
McCartney, who was clad in a black suit and white button down shirt, sported a youthful haircut with just a trace of grey at the temples.
He appeared on stage - fashionably late by about 30 minutes - and broke into the Beatles song A Hard Day's Night.
Members in the audience went wild, with some probably remembering when The Beatles released the song in the 1960s.
Showing their support: Families brought along picnic blankets and folding chairs for the festival in Indio, California
Going for it: The audience had a significantly high average age than usual
Wild: Members in the audience went wild. Some may have been around when hits such as A Hard Day's Night were released in the 1960s
In the audience: Concertgoers bunched up right next to the front railing to catch a close glimpse of McCartney
Making it look so easy: The 74-year-old singer blended tunes from his Beatles days, his years as Wings frontman to his current status as solo entertainer
Musical night: He appeared on stage - fashionably late by about 30 minutes - and broke into the Beatles song A Hard Day's Night
Good evening: The singer decided to speak out to the crowd with a cheerful, 'Good evening, Coachella. Welcome to the desert!'
McCartney fast forwarded to a classic Wings song from 1973, Jet.
That's when the singer decided to speak out to the crowd with a cheerful, 'Good evening, Coachella. Welcome to the desert!'
The music festival has been dubbed Oldchella because most of the rockers are in their 70s and the median age of the audience is 50.
No matter, the crowd was an enthusiastically dancing, pumping up their arms, smiling and dancing along to the music.
Festival revellers: The crowd was an enthusiastically dancing, pumping up their arms, smiling and dancing along to the music
Bonding; The music certainly seemed to bring people together
Rule Britannia: One of the flags took fans back to The Beatles' times
He's really flying now: McCartney fast forwarded to a classic Wings song from 1973, Jet
Who you calling 'old?' The music festival has been dubbed Oldchella because most of the rockers are in their 70s and the median age of the audience is 50
McCartney continued to entertain them with such fave Beatles tunes as Day Tripper, Can't Buy Me Love and I've Got A Feeling.
He impressed with a softer version of the Jimi Hendrix song Foxy Lady that was all instrumental.
McCartney made everyone feel young and happy again.
On Friday, The Rolling Stones rocked out with the energy of much younger musicians on opening night of the Desert Trip festival.
They're trippin': McCartney continued to entertain them with such fave Beatles tunes as Day Tripper, Can't Buy Me Love and I've Got A Feeling
That's impressive: The legendary songwriter impressed with a softer version of the Jimi Hendrix song Foxy Lady that was all instrumental
Bring me colour: A fireworks display set off the evening with a bang
Rock on: There was plenty to see other than the band, when the Stones came on
Rocking out: Paul McCartney and Neil Young both sang into the same mic during their jam
Having a blast: The dynamic duo rocked some classic tunes as the crowd went wild
BFFs: Paul and Neil shared a big hug at the end of their performance
Gazing: They smiled heartily as they caught each other's eye after the show
Man of the world: Neil was wearing an 'Earth' T shirt which he displayed proundly
Artistic: The light show was an awesome backing to the stunning musical talent on display
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'.
Setting sun on an era: Music fans arrive for the Desert Trip music festival at Indio, California on October 7, 2016
Wild fans: The crowd goes crazy at the concert as they sing along to come classic tunes
Goof time pals: The two guitarists played together standing face to face
I've got blisters on my fingers: Paul made the peace sign as he waved to the crowd
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.
Sing along: They appeared to be in very high spirits as they pleased the crowd with their voices
Folksy: Neil Young, 70, brought his folksy style and signature hat to 'Oldchella' as the opening act before McCartney on Saturday
Starting them up: McCartney and Young had a tough act to follow after The Rolling Stones performed at the music festival on Friday night
Golden oldies: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards take to the stage to perform at the Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California on Friday night
Satisfaction: Mick and Keith are joined by Ronnie Wood (left) and Charlie Watts (behind Jagger on drums)
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