Goldenvoice set to revive Desert Trip as Power Trip

Event will be held this fall in Indio, CA

Goldenvoice is set to revive the all-star classic rock Desert Trip festival as Power Trip this fall with metal acts from the 1970s and 1980s. The Scenestar reports the event will take place October 6-8 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, where the one-off Desert Trip weekend festival took place in 2016.

Today (Tues, Mar 28th), Metallica, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC and Tool each shared similar videos that tease their involvement. Hits Daily Double reports that Guns N Roses will also perform, opening the event with Iron Maiden on Friday, followed by AC/DC and Osbourne on Saturday and Metallica and Tool closing the event on Sunday.

Full details are expected Thursday, March 30th at 7 am PT, with passes going on sale next week. The festival is expected to only have two to three performers each night.

Desert Trip featured performances by The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who.

The Empire Polo Grounds is also the location where Goldenvoice’s Coachella and Stagecoach festivals are held annually. In 2021, the Los Angeles-based concert promoter and live event company owned by AEG Presents struck a long-term agreement with the venue that includes year-round operational control of the site through 2050.

Metallica and Iron Maiden are both on their own respective tours throughout the year while Osbourne announced his retirement from touring in January. The Prince of Darkness was initially scheduled to hit European markets for his No More Tours 2 with Judas Priest in January 2022, after being postponed numerous times since its initially planned 2019 run, but pushed it back by another year and a half due to the pandemic. On January 31st, Osbourne officially canceled the trek and stated he’d no longer be able to tour, but didn’t rule out returning to the stage in some aspect if his condition improved.

AC/DC hasn’t performed a show together since 2016. It would be the Australian group’s first since 2017 when co-founder Malcolm Young passed away. Additional AC/DC performances are also being rumored.

Tool has several festival dates lined up that include Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life and Aftershock.


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