Desert Trip Won't Be Back This Year

Article by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus

Fri May 12, 2017 | 11:30 AM

Turns out all those Led Zeppelin rumors aren't true after all: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and co., nor anyone else will perform at Desert Trip this year, because there won't be one. Waaah.

In an interview with Billboard yesterday, Goldenvoice's leader Paul Tollett (who is also the mastermind behind Coachella and Stagecoach) said simply: "We're not doing Desert Trip this year. We loved 2016 Desert Trip – that was a special moment in time. Maybe someday in the future we'll do something similar."

Last year's epic gathering of stone-cold rock legends – including The Who, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters – made history as not only the first time many of these rock acts would share the same stage for the first time in their respective, decades-long careers, but also as the highest grossing festival weekends ever. So it was no surprise that classic rock fans have been frothing at the mouth ever since in anticipation for a second go-around.

That buzz was only fueled by a mysterious post last week on Robert Plant's page website saying "Any time now..." Now that Tollett has confirmed there won't be a 2017 Desert Trip at all, no doubt Zeppelin fans (including this writer) are bumming hard this Friday.