Billboard is reporting that Goldenvoice, the company which brought the Desert Trip Festival to The Empire Polo Grounds in 2016, has decided to not have a Desert Trip 2017. The news comes as speculation has been swirling on social media and various websites as to what potential groups would make for great follow ups for the “once in a life time” festival.
Goldenvoice’s Paul Tollett confirmed to Billboard. “We’re not doing Desert Trip this year,” he added “We loved 2016 Desert Trip — that was a special moment in time. Maybe someday in the future we’ll do something similar.”
The inaugural Desert Trip in 2016 featured a legendary line up which included The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Neil Young and The Who.
Had The Desert Trip Festival continued, it would have been Goldenvoice’s forth festival weekend at the polo grounds along with the dual weekend Coachella music and arts festival and the country music Stagecoach Festival.
Desert Trip 2016 grossed a huge 160 million over two weekends in October of 2016.
As of now, there will be no Desert Trip in 2017. We can always hope for one to return in the future!