It’s Official: Goldenvoice’s Power Trip To Feature AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Ozzy, GNR, Tool

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As promised, festival producer Goldenvoice officially announced Power Trip on March 30, which takes place Oct. 6-8 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Tickets start at $599 with one wristband granting access to all three days. Fans can register for first access to tickets at 10 a.m. pacific time this morning. VIP, camping and hotel packages are available. Tickets go on sale to the public on April 6, with VIP and hotel packages going on sale April 4.

The event promises a heightened experience rather than a mere festival-field packed with metal fans. Ticket offerings include reserved floor seats, grandstand seats, a pit area and premium tickets.

“This unique night-time desert setting with unmatched concert production will amplify the experience beyond the traditional stadium or parking lot concert norm with three double-billed headlining performances,” the announcement from Goldenvoice reads. “This is the most rocking line-up to ever perform in an unparalleled location for heavy music audiences looking for an unforgettable weekend escape.”

PREVIOUSLY (Originally posted 3/29): Goldenvoice has teased what appears to be a rock concert for the ages with a new festival titled Power Trip taking over rock fans’ social media channels March 29, and the apparent headliners following suit.

Bands following suit sharing the teaser video include AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne and Tool, with Guns N’ Roses’ social media channels joining the party shortly after.

Goldenvoice promises a full announcement tomorrow, March 30, with sources telling Pollstar the event will take place over the first weekend of October.

While unconfirmed, the social media campaign is far from subtle in likening the event to the “Desert Trip” festival of 2016, which, like Goldenvoice-produced Coachella, took place at the Indio Polo Grounds in October and featured some of the strongest classic rock draws of all time. The event, featuring The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, The Who, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, grossed $160 million over two weekends.

For Power Trip, Goldenvoice has the appeal of the first announced AC/DC gigs since the 2015-2016 “Rock or Bust” tour, one of the highest-grossing tours of the time, during which the band became endearingly known as “Axl/DC” when lead singer Brian Johnson had to leave the tour due to medical advice and was replaced by Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose. In 2020, the band released Power Up, marking the return of Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams.

Also in 2020, Indio Mayor Glenn Miller told media that the city was working with Goldenvoice to do a Desert Trip-type event in October.

While new genre-heavy festivals like the emo/pop-punk-leaning When We Were Young have been cropping up post-COVID featuring dozens of bands within a musical subgenre, the branding and social media activity for Power Trip suggests the event would host a handful of top draws rather than a full festival lineup.

The month of October has become known as “Rocktober” to artist managers and agents in the space, with major events including Aftershock in Sacramento taking place and tours built around them.

Tool is scheduled to headline Aftershock, produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Oct. 6, the same weekend being rumored for Power Trip.