Multiple sources have told Variety that the well-known bands Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Tool, and Iron Maiden will perform at a festival that has been dubbed “Power Trip” by the creators of Coachella Goldenvoice, though official confirmation is still anticipated by the end of the week.
According to sources, the event will be held in October at Coachella’s home venue, Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. Hits, Desert Sun, music blog Scenestar, and an alleged campaign by the organizers were among the publications that had earlier covered the news. Despite its link to Coachella, the festival is more of a “hard rock” rendition of Goldenvoice’s 2016 Desert Trip festival, which featured a classic rock fusion of Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Who, and Pink Floyd and brought in about $160 million.
A video was shared on the accounts of some of the artists listed above last week to kick off the “teaser” campaign, if you can call it that. A Gibson SG guitar, a stack of amplifiers, and cacti that resemble “devil horns” are just a few of the classic metal images that can be seen in the video, which was posted on the Power Trip website and Instagram account. The gathering will happen over the weekend of October 6–8, per a Hits schedule. Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden will perform on Friday, AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne will perform on Saturday, and Metallica and Tool will perform on Sunday. On April 6, general admission tickets for three days go on sale, with prices beginning at $599.
In August, Metallica will perform twice at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood before hosting PowerTrip. The last time Iron Maiden played in Los Angeles was in 2019, and even though the 74-year-old Osbourne’s health issues recently forced the postponement of tour plans, he promised to return to the stage once he recovered. Guns N’ Roses, a former Coachella headlining act, gave their final LA performance.