The dust has settled on the inaugural Desert Trip, aka ‘Oldchella,’ and with a reported gross of over $130 million, the festival will go down in the history books as the highest-grossing festival of all time. By comparison, the previous record was $84 million in gross revenue achieved at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2016, put on by the same producing team of Goldenvoice and AEG Live, and held at the same spot in the Southern California desert.

An estimated 220,00...

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