Not stopping at giving free tickets, Ozzy Osbourne's "Ozzfest" will now upgrade the seats. Announcing the good news, Ozzy's wife Sharon Osbourne informed that 3,000 tickets for each of the 24 dates will offer pavilion spots and seats that are placed on the stage.
Sharon explained, "On the day of the show you can get to different booths, enter a lottery and get upgraded. We'll be upgrading throughout the day, 3,000 people. That's a lot of people to upgrade." The show that will kick off July 12 in Auburn, Wash. will start later than previous years. The door will be officially opened at 10.30 A.M. and therefore those who want to get their tickets upgraded must come earlier than that.
Sharon also revealed that the ticket distribution is going well so far but not the sponsorship. She admitted to being disappointed after Trojan condoms, Camel cigarettes and Sony PlayStation backed out. "They told me I was belittling music and I wouldn't be getting any good bands because it was free," she said. "Can you believe Camel had the gall to say that -- they're killing people with their cancer sticks and they're telling me I won't get the good bands because the show's free. I will be having a booth that says 'Don't Smoke Camels.'"
It was previously reported that the tour is not so free after all. Some seats costing $1,000 are offered for VIP view.
This year's Ozzfest will see the comeback of Ozzy in headlining slot for the tour. It comes in coincidence with the rocker's newly released album "Black Rain" which will be promoted through this jaunt.