The roster for Power Trip, a new hard rock event from the creators of Coachella, includes Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, and Tool.
Oct. 6–8 will see the Goldenvoice-produced spectacular. On Friday, Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden will perform; on Saturday, AC/DC and Osbourne; and on Sunday, Metallica and Tool. On April 6, those who register on the Power Trip website will get first access to tickets.
Almost everything that was reported earlier in the week is true: Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, and Ozzy Osbourne will all play on Friday, followed by Metallica and Tool on Sunday. The impressive but modest roster appears to be constructed to allow all of the seasoned musicians to do lengthy sets covering their entire careers.
In essence, everything of the information that leaked earlier in the week is true: Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden will play on Friday, AC/DC and Osbourne will perform on Saturday, and Metallica and Tool will perform on Sunday. An extended, career-spanning set from each senior artist should be possible with the strong yet manageably sized roster.
The successor to 2016’s Desert Trip, which included performances by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters, and the Who, is Power Trip. The Empire Polo Club, well known as the site of Coachella, hosted that celebrity-studded event as well.
With their participation, AC/DC will perform for the first time since 2016, when Axl Rose took over for Brian Johnson after the Rock or Bust World Tour after the latter was told to halt touring due to hearing problems. In 2020, Johnson joined AC/DC once more, and that year, Power Up was released. Also, Power Trip will be the group’s first performance after the passing of Malcolm Young in 2017.
Although it has ties to Coachella, the festival is more like a hard rock version of Goldenvoice’s 2016 Desert Trip festival.
For access to the tickets, which go on sale April 6 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, you may register on the festival’s website. The three-day festival’s general admission tickets start at $599 plus costs. On April 4 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, hotel packages (with two tickets, beginning at around $3,200) and VIP packages (starting at $1,599) will go on sale.