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Desert Trip music festival won’t return in 2017 – NY Daily News

Desert Trip music festival won’t return in 2017 – NY Daily News

Desert Trip music festival won’t return in 2017 – NY Daily News
May 12
10:34 2017

The Desert Trip festival has dried up — for this year, at least.The star-powered classic rock fest that took place in California last year — and featured the likes of Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones — will not return for an encore in 2017, Billboard reported.”We’re not doing Desert Trip this year,” Paul Tollett, the CEO of concert promoter Goldenvoice, told the music outlet.”We loved 2016 Desert Trip — that was a special moment in time,” added Tollett. “Maybe someday in the future we’ll do something similar.”

A reason wasn’t given for why the festival won’t be brought back this year.

Last year’s inaugural Desert Trip — which ran on back-to-back weekends in October — was a rousing success, grossing $160 million overall to become the highest-earning festival ever.

Roughly 150,000 tickets were sold for the two weekends, with packages ranging from $399 to $1,599 per person.

The lineup featured performances from a Hall of Fame lineup that also included veteran rockers Neil Young, the Who and Roger Waters.

A particularly memorable moment appealed to a younger audience, however, when McCartney brought out pop star Rihanna during his second-weekend performance to sing their 2015 collaboration “FourFiveSeconds.”

“We finally found someone under the age of 50,” he joked to the crowd at the time.

Desert Trip was held on the same Indio, Calif., grounds as the annual Coachella music festival. Tollett is a co-founder of Coachella.

Source: Desert Trip music festival won’t return in 2017 – NY Daily News

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