Bob Dylan Returns to Desert Trip Festival as Nobel Prize Winner
Bob Dylan returned for the second weekend of Desert Trip music festival for his first performance as a Nobel Prize winner.
The musician was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature on Thursday, and he made a triumphant return to the festival on Friday.
The 75-year-old performed a similar set to last weekend, but was much more animated during the show. Instead of sitting at the piano for the first few songs as he did last week, Dylan stood for his entire set, USA Today reports.
His songs were more energetic than last weekend, and he performed hits including “Love Sick,” “Pay in Blood,” “Make You Feel My Love” and “Ballad of A Thin Man,” before returning for an encore with his iconic track, “Like A Rolling Stone,” played for the first time in years.
Dylan later surprised fans with a second encore, and sang Cy Coleman’s “Why Try to Change Me Now.”
The Rolling Stones wowed the crowd with their opener “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” before launching into “Get Off Of My Cloud,” which they didn’t perform during their headline set last weekend.
“They say if you can remember Desert Trip one, you really weren’t there,” frontman Mick Jagger joked to the crowd.
Other songs in their setlist included ballad “Angie” and “Sweet Virginia,” in which Jagger aptly sings, “Yes I got the desert in my toenails.”
They closed their set, and ended the first day of the Desert Trip festival’s second weekend, with hits “Brown Sugar,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
Stars including Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Hudson and Stella McCartney were spotted at the festival, with actress Hudson sharing a snap of her with designer McCartney on their way to the festival.
“Thelma and Louise heading to coachella!!” Hudson captioned a shot of the pair in a car Instagram on Friday, noting she had seemingly picked up her friend from the airport.
Dubbed ‘Oldchella’, the average age of the performers at the first year of the Desert Trip festival is 72.
Paul McCartney and Neil Young are the headline act on Saturday, while Roger Waters and The Who hit the stage and close the festival on Sunday.