A rumour circulated on Friday afternoon that Jimmy Page is in “active discussions” to perform at the Desert Trip festival in 2018.
The Desert Trip festival, sometimes known as “Oldchella,” plays host to established classic rock artists. The festival’s first year in 2016 saw The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Neil Young, and The Who perform at the event.
However, the “active discussions” that Jimmy Page is currently involved in may instead be about activity surrounding Led Zeppelin’s fiftieth anniversary, Led Zeppelin podcast Ramble On Radio said in its latest episode.
Host Brian Gardiner said in his podcast that the “Oldchella” rumour is a euphemism, and instead the rumour is about possible future Led Zeppelin activity planned for 2018.
What’s not clear right now is what the rumoured discussions are about. They could be about a one-off show, a series of shows, or even the release of new material. The only thing we know for sure is that it’s still early days.