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Coachella Goes Heavy: Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, and Guns N' Roses to Rock Power Trip

This fall, the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, will host the inaugural Power Trip festival, featuring some of metal and hard rock’s most celebrated artists. Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, and Tool will all perform on October 6, 7, and 8, marking a rare opportunity for fans to see these legendary acts all in one place.

For AC/DC, the Power Trip festival will be their first concert since December 2016. Although it is unclear who, other than guitarist Angus Young, will be in the band’s lineup for the gig, frontman Brian Johnson sang on their 2020 album, Power Up. Johnson had previously expressed uncertainty about AC/DC performing again, but the groundswell of support from fans has apparently convinced the band to take the stage once more.

Ozzy Osbourne will also return to the stage for his first full gig since New Year’s Eve 2018. The legendary singer has been training to get back into performance shape after aggravating an old injury, and has been performing one-offs here and there in recent years. Although he announced his retirement from touring in February, he was feeling re-energized after his surprise appearance at England’s Commonwealth Games and is eager to take the stage at Power Trip.

Meanwhile, Metallica is gearing up for the release of their newest album, 72 Seasons, next month, and has a number of gigs planned for this year, as do Guns N’ Roses, who have a world tour. Iron Maiden’s only dates this year are in Europe for their Future Past tour, and Tool had just four other festival dates on the books.

For fans of metal and hard rock, the Power Trip festival promises to be an epic weekend of music from some of the most influential and respected acts in the genre. It will be a chance to see these legends perform live, and to celebrate the enduring power of their music.

The Power Trip festival is not the first time that the Empire Polo Club has played host to such a lineup of musical icons.

In 2011, Goldenvoice, which produces Coachella, put together The Big Four festival, featuring Metallica alongside Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. The company also previously put together the Desert Trip festival in 2016, which featured legacy acts like the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Paul McCartney. Goldenvoice's annual country festival, Stagecoach, also takes place on the same grounds.

The Power Trip Festival offers a range of ticket options to suit every budget and preference. The 3-Day GA pass, priced at $599 + fees, allows entrance to the Venue and Day Parking lots for all three days and grants access to the camping areas. For an additional $100, fans can purchase the 3-Day GA + Shuttle combo, which includes one General Admission ticket and one Any Line Shuttle ticket, offering easy transportation to and from local hotels and park & ride locations. For those seeking a more elevated experience, reserved seats in various sections are available, ranging from P5 at $799 + fees to P1 at $1,599 + fees. These seats come with access to North & South Lounges featuring exclusive food & drink vendors, restrooms, shaded seating areas, and full cash bars. The festival also offers The Pit ticket priced at $1,599 + fees, which provides access to a standing room only pit area in front of the stage for an up-close and personal experience. Additionally, VIP packages are available, with prices ranging from $1,749 + fees for the Chrome package to $2,999 + fees for the Pit package. These packages come with exclusive perks, merchandise, and more.

Finally, for those looking to camp out during the festival, camping options are available at the venue, providing a convenient and fun way to immerse yourself in the festival experience. From car camping to luxurious yurts. The car camping option allows campers to park their vehicle at their 10’ x 30’ site and purchase up to two additional parking passes. The preferred car camping option offers a larger 15’ x 35’ camping site and guaranteed spot in section 5A. For those who prefer to bring their home on wheels, there is an RV camping option with power. For those who want to camp in style, there are two options: a 2-person lodge or a 4-person safari-style tent at the exclusive lakeside oasis. The most luxurious option is the furnished safari tents and lounges with a personal concierge, golf cart transportation, and access to air-conditioned restrooms and showers. The event passes are not included in any of the camping options.

Ticketing for Power Trip begins on April 6 at 10 a.m. PT, and fans are advised to act fast as tickets are sure to sell out quickly. Full details and information on the festival can be found on its website. Whether you're a die-hard fan or simply love the music of these legendary acts, the Power Trip festival is not to be missed.

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