Tollett Confirms: No Desert Trip

UPDATE: Goldenvoice CEO Paul Tollett has confirmed to Pollstar that Desert Trip 2017 is not happening.  

Desert Trip Drone
Courtesy of Desert Trip
– Desert Trip Drone
A mass of about 75,000 people assembles to witness some of the largest rock acts in history perform on one stage at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., Oct. 8. The aerial image was taken by a drone.

The baby boomer festival last year made such a splash with acts including Paul McCartneyThe Rolling Stones and Roger Waters

Tollett’s statement comes on the heels of an anonymous source who told a media outlet that Led Zeppelin was going to be confirmed as an upcoming headliner.

No reason has been given, and a 2017 edition was never announced to begin with,  but reasons why there may not be an encore performance of Desert Trip are bountiful — be it because the numbers didn’t add up or because the promotion company  is focusing its attention to other events. 

However, it’s also possible that there just aren’t that many heritage acts to present anymore. 

That being said, there is a baby boomer event still on the books: the bi-coastal concerts in July featuring EaglesFleetwood MacJourney and others called Classic East and Classic West.