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Desert Trip Won't Be Returning For A Second Year
Desert Trip, colloquially known as "Oldchella," is no more.
Paul Tollett, CEO of Goldenvoice (which runs both Desert Trip and Coachella), told Billboard that the event won't be happening in 2017. "We're not doing Desert Trip this year," said Tollett. "We loved 2016 Desert Trip—that was a special moment in time. Maybe someday in the future we'll do something similar."
This announcement comes amid rumors that Led Zeppelin was reuniting for Desert Trip 2017. The speculation stemmed from a report by the website Feel Numb, which correctly predicted Guns N' Roses' reunion in 2016. Personally, we would have also been psyched to see Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and The Kinks. And would Talking Heads be too...young-ish?
At any rate, it's a total shame that we won't be seeing another Desert Trip, as last year's event delivered the goods. Dylan played the hits, Roger Waters brought out an inflatable resistance pig, and Mick Jagger dubbed the event the "Palm Springs Retirement Home for Genteel Musicians."
We'll miss you Desert Trip. It seemed like you'd happened just "Yesterday." But we know that "You Can't Always Get What You Want." Still, we "Wish You Were Here." In remembrance, check out the photos above of Day One of last year's Desert Trip.