AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Tool and Ozzy Osbourne release teaser videos for PowerTrip festival

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(Image credit: Goldenvoice)

AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Tool and Ozzy Osbourne have released teaser videos for a mysterious entity called PowerTrip. 

The videos, each launched with the accompanying text. "Are you ready for a PowerTrip?" feature a stop-motion animation of a flyer being designed, alongside the text "Calling all headbangers", and the name of a possible venue (Brooke's Desert Gardens - Metal Basin Wilderness). Four of the clips finish with a power chord, while the AC/DC video ends with a short burst of Back In Black, and the Guns N' Roses video climaxes with a snippet of Welcome To The Jungle. 

A number of online properties have also been launched, including a website (which promises that more information will arrive on March 30, and allows fans to sign up for further information) and accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.   

The official website is credited to Goldenvoice – the company set up by Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett – who were responsible for The Desert Trip, the 2016 festival that featured the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who, and took place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.  

According to Los Angeles-based webzine The SceneStar, a "sequel" to The Desert Trip will be held to the Polo Club between Friday October 6, to Sunday October 8, which is the same weekend at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA. Details of the Aftershock lineup were announced last week, with a bill headlined by Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn.

AC/DC haven't played live since finishing the Rock or Bust World Tour in Philadelphia, PA, in September 2016, while Ozzy Osbourne – who retired from touring in February but suggested he would be open to performing at one-off events – last played a full set at Ozzfest in December 2018. 

Note: this story has been updated to reflect Tool's and Guns N' Roses' release of PowerTrip teaser videos.  

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Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.