AC/DC, Ozzy Among Rock Legends Performing at Power Trip Festival

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Some of rock’s biggest names will be performing at a new festival, Power Trip, that will take place over three days in October 2023, in Indio, Calif. The festival marks the return to the stage of both AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne. They’ll be joined by Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden and Tool, from Oct. 6-8 at the Empire Polo Club, site of 2016’s elaborate Desert Trip festival. The event is from Goldenvoice, the Coachella organizers who also produced Desert Trip. The news was revealed today (March 30) after teasers began to appear on the social media platforms of many of the acts involved.

When the reports began appearing on March 28 that some of rock’s biggest names would be performing at a new festival, Power Trip, in October, it seemed like it was an elaborate set-up for an epic April Fools Day prank. After all, the event’s two biggest names hadn’t been on a concert stage in years. AC/DC’s last concert took place on Sept. 20, 2016, the final show of their Rock or Bust World Tour, the same tour that saw the band essentially fire lead singer Brian Johnson due to lingering hearing issues that were affecting his vocals. Johnson was replaced by Axl Rose for the remainder of the tour. (Johnson subsequently returned to the band and sang lead on their 2020 album, Power Up.) Among the other significant names attached to Power Trip is Ozzy Osbourne, who on Feb. 1 of this year finally announced that he had retired from touring, noting that he was “not physically capable” of the rigors that touring requires following a spate of serious health issues, not the least of which is his battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

The lineups at Power Trip: Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden (Friday, Oct. 6), AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne (Saturday, Oct. 7) and Metallica and Tool (Sunday, Oct. 8). 3-Day General Admission tickets start at $599 + fees. Learn more and register for first access to tickets starting Thursday, April 6 at 10 a.m. PT at

2016’s elaborate Desert Trip spanned two glorious weekends that took place Oct. 7-9 and 14-16 in Indio, California—where the annual Coachella Music & Arts Festival was launched in 1999. That event was nicknamed “Oldchella” since it featured older legends Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Roger Waters. Desert Trip’s second weekend was added on the first day that tickets went on sale for the first weekend.

On March 28, AC/DC, Ozzy, Metallica, and Iron Maiden shared a teaser clip for the festival—featuring the call-to-action “calling all headbangers”—on their social media platforms.

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Accommodations include hotel packages: Bundle your Power Trip tickets with nearby hotel accommodations and “any line” shuttle passes. Available for groups of 2 or 4 people, exclusively through Valley Music Travel. Packages start at $3,199 + fees.

The same weekend, Oct. 6-8, another festival, Aftershock, targets a similar audience and even has Guns N’ Roses and Tool among its confirmed lineup in Sacramento, Calif.

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