Published May 12, 2017Thousands of boomers descended upon Indio, CA, last year to take in sets from the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and more as part of Coachella offshoot Desert Trip (a.k.a. "Oldchella"). Now, it's been revealed that the festival will not return for a second year.
Paul Tollett of concert promoter Goldenvoice confirmed the news to Billboard. "We're not doing Desert Trip this year," the Coachella founder told the publication. "We loved 2016 Desert Trip — that was a special moment in time. Maybe someday in the future we'll do something similar."
The decision may surprise some festivalgoers, considering Desert Trip grossed $160 million USD over its two-weekend run last October. The festival attracted 75,000 people each of those weekends, with ticket prices ranging from $399 to $1,599.
Those looking to make the pilgrimage to a 2017 edition of the festival were hoping a Led Zeppelin reunion would be a part of the plan, with a rumour of the band getting back together fuelled by a recent post on Robert Plant's website that read "Any time now…"