April 13, 2021
  • 7:42 am The Groove Orient Share Spring Tour Dates Including Fools Paradise Throwdown
  • 7:41 am GRiZ Announced As Headliner On Northern Nights Music Festival Lineup
  • 7:36 am Dead & Company Debuts ‘Box Of Rain’ At Rockin’ Cincinnati Show [Full Audio/Video]
  • 7:36 am Club Venues In Many Major Cities Added To Ticketmaster’s Voucher Redemption Program
  • 7:33 am Lettuce LOCKN’ Set And ‘Let Us Play’ Documentary To Be Broadcast Tonight On Qello

first_imgLast summer’s Desert Trip at The Empire Polo Club was one of the most talked about music festivals in North America. Organized by the creators of Coachella, the event was catered to an older demographic and was suited to provide the most comfortable VIP experience to a crowd seeking to relive their younger years with a massive lineup of all-star classic rockers. Affectionately dubbed “Oldchella,” the organizers of the inaugural event hosted Paul McCartney, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Roger Water. Last year’s demand was so high, that they added a second weekend. However, Goldenvoice’s Paul Tollett has confirmed that the event will not return in 2017.“We’re not doing Desert Trip this year,” the Coachella founder tells Billboard. “We loved 2016 Desert Trip — that was a special moment in time. Maybe someday in the future we’ll do something similar.”While the rumor mill has been circling with speculations about a Led Zeppelin reunion — which started from a cryptic post on Robert Plant‘s website that read “Any time now…” — those hearsay have been put to rest, and we can at least say that they will not be reuniting for Desert Trip in 2017.The 2016 Desert Trip grossed $160 million over both weekends, and attracted 75,000 people each weekend with ticket prices ranging from $399 to $1,599. It’s safe to say this decision was made with good intentions, and the powers behind Stagecoach will continue to host next-level events all over the country. Their next big event is the Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena, California, June 24-25, with headlining performances by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Mumford & Sons.last_img