There are speculations that Led Zeppelin’s lead singer Robert Plant will reunite the band at Desert Trip 2017 after a cryptic message appeared on his website that reads “Any time now…”
The inaugural music festival Desert Trip in 2016 that some dubbed “Oldchella” for the average age of the performers featured Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Who, Roger Waters, Neil Young and The Rolling Stones. While it was notable for a big-name Boomer-friendly line-up and high ticket prices, it still attracted big crowds.
This time last year many of these acts had been posting similarly cryptic messages on social media with an official announcement soon after. It is unclear whether the post refers to a new Robert Plant album or an actual Zeppelin reunion (or even just Plant appearing solo).
Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has wanted to reunite with bassist John Paul Jones and John Bonham’s son Jason Bonham since the band appeared for a series of shows in 2012. however Plant has always declined, preferring to play with his own groups. The band itself turned down a reported $14 million to appear at last year’s Desert Trip.
So far there are no other rumors circulating for other big-name Desert Trip performers. The official line-up for 2017 has yet to be announced.
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