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Guns N’ Roses, Metallica and AC/DC headline new Goldenvoice metal festival

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Goldenvoice has announced a new heavy metal festival that will launch in California later this year with icons Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Metallica and Iron Maiden.

Power Trip will be held over three days from October 6-8 at the Coachella’s home venue of Empire Polo Club in Indio. The new festival comes two years after AEG subsidiary Goldenvoice signed a long-term agreement with the Empire Polo Club, enabling the promoter to stage additional festivals on the site.

Friday night (October 6) will see Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden performing. On Saturday (October 7), AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne will take the stage. On Sunday (October 8), Metallica and Tool will close out the event.

“This unique night-time desert setting with unmatched concert production will amplify the experience beyond the traditional stadium or parking lot concert norm with three double-billed headlining performances,” the announcement from Goldenvoice reads. “This is the most rocking line-up to ever perform in an unparalleled location for heavy music audiences looking for an unforgettable weekend escape.”

Osbourne’s presence is something of a surprise as he recently announced he was retiring from touring due to his various health issues. AC/DC have not played a show since 2016, but will appear with classic frontman Brian Johnson back in the band.

Fans can already register for access to the ticket sale, which will go live on April 6 via AXS. All admission wristbands will be valid for the full three-day event. Hotel packages are available, with the most expensive VIP packages coming in at $2,999. Tickets start at $599.

The 650-acre desert oasis has been home to Goldenvoice’s Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival since it was founded in 1999. Its country music counterpart, Stagecoach, first took place on the grounds in 2007.