Ozzy Osbourne plans to stage this year’s Ozzfest, his annual U.S. summer hard-rock extravaganza, as a first-of-its kind free event.
Ozzy Osbourne sent a shock to music lovers when he on Tuesday Feb 6th announced plans to stage this year's Ozzfest, his annual U.S. summer hard-rock extravaganza. All in all, this year fest will be a free event. That sounds great, don't you think so?
The 12th annual rock festival, to be headlined by the British heavy metal pioneer himself, will be kicked off July 27 in the Los Angeles area and play 25 dates. "It's business as usual, except it's free. We want to encourage new music and new talent," Ozzy's wife-manager Sharon Osbourne said.
Tickets will be made available to fans free of charge, mostly through online outlets, and all of the acts, including Osbourne's band, will play for free. But bands taking part will be permitted to sell their own merchandise and CDs.