Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Iron Maiden among headliners at new Power Trip music festival
Power Trip, the newest music festival coming in October to the home of Coachella and Stagecoach, could have been named the Headbangers Ball.
But its name harkens back to the Desert Trip festival, which in October 2016 featured the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and other rock legends over two weekends.
This new festival, to be held Oct. 6-8 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, is meant to deliver a heavier dose of rock with its lineup of Guns N' Roses and Iron Maiden on Friday (Oct. 6), AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne on Saturday (Oct. 7), and Metallica and Tool on Sunday (Oct. 8).
You can register on the festival website for access to tickets, which go on sale April 6 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. General admission tickets for the three-day fest start at $599 plus fees. Hotel packages (with two tickets, starting at about $3,200) and VIP packages (starting at $1,599) will go on sale April 4 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.
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Power Trip would mark returns of Ozzy Osbourne, Brian Johnson
The festival marks the return of AC/DC with frontman Brian Johnson, who had to leave the band's tour in 2016 because of hearing loss. Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose filled in on the rest of the band's dates.
Johnson rejoined the band for its 2020 album, "Power Up," with the help of some special hearing aid technology. He also performed at the Sept. 3, 2022 tribute concert for Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Ozzy Osbourne's inclusion on the bill is a bit of a surprise because earlier this year he canceled tour dates in the U.K. and continental Europe saying spine damage he suffered in an accident four years ago prevented him from touring. The former Black Sabbath singer announced in 2020 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a nervous system disorder that affects movement.
Metallica begins a world tour on April 27 in Amsterdam and has a new album "72 Seasons" due out April 14. Guns N' Roses' summer-long tour begins June 1 and includes a June 30 date at the British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park in London. Iron Maiden restarts its Future Past Tour in May in Slovenia. Tool has announced appearances at several festivals including the Rockville Festival at Daytona Beach, Florida (May 21).
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Power Trip lineup: Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne headline music festival