View Full Version : ozzfest anyone?

02-06-2007, 08:32 AM
i love festivals and ozzfest is one i always have fun at. is anyone here looking forward to it? they have a announcement today and im off so im intrigued. not as much as coachella, but still interested........

02-06-2007, 08:39 AM
thanks ... but ... no thanks ...

02-06-2007, 08:41 AM
ozzfest sucks...

02-06-2007, 09:06 AM
I have an inside source, and he tells me the announcement will be that Ozzy has been legally dead for 5 years, even though he has still been playing shows.

02-06-2007, 10:48 AM
MaddMatt you are part of the reason the board sucks during season

02-06-2007, 10:50 AM
that's the first Lamedar post that has made me laugh. ever.

02-06-2007, 01:29 PM
attendance at ozzfest this year is free, and ozzy is headlining

all that really means is more sunburned morons are gonna be doing walls of death (stupidity).

02-06-2007, 01:37 PM
Walls of Death would be far more efficient if they were literal.

02-06-2007, 02:07 PM
Walls of Death would be far more efficient if they were literal.

Man, that is flagrant false advertising.

02-06-2007, 02:16 PM
I might go to that for free.

02-06-2007, 02:35 PM
MaddMatt you are part of the reason the board sucks during season\

Lol ... geeze someone can't take a joke. Guess Ozzy is your idol ...

02-06-2007, 02:37 PM
i went in 99.
and in 2001.

we dont have a confessions thread. at least i didnt see one. i figured id put that out there.

02-06-2007, 02:39 PM


"This will change everybody’s impression of the way touring in the summer in America should be."--Sharon Osbourne

Imagine a day of wall-to-wall hard rock.

Imagine the world's greatest headliner sharing a bill with cutting edge new artists.

Imagine if this brass-knuckled beast was hellbent on coming to your town.

Imagine this earth-pounding event...FOR FREE.

2007 will forever mark the year OZZFEST spiked the concert industry's punch and gave every head-banging American kid a reason to strap on an air guitar with the historic announcement that tickets to the summer’s premiere touring concert festival won't cost fans a dime.

Testing one, two, three...

That's right, OZZY and SHARON OSBOURNE and tour producer LIVE NATION broke the news today at the Concert Industry Consortium in Los Angeles that their 12th annual hard rock spectacular--a 25-date extravaganza launching July 7 in Los Angeles--is pulling the plug on ticket prices and giving the power back to the fans calling this summer’s OZZFEST "FreeFest." The other OZZFEST cities as of now are San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Dallas, San Antonio, Kansas City, St Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Pittsburgh, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Hartford, Charlotte, Atlanta, West Palm Beach, Nashville. Note: a final confirmed list of cities and dates is forthcoming.

"For the last few years," says SHARON, "ticket prices have steadily climbed as artists demand more and more money for summer tours. We certainly want everybody to make money, however we also want the kids to be able to afford to come out and have an incredible experience. If we continued with the traditional touring festival model, we would have no choice but to raise ticket prices again this year."

Cited as “one of rock’s biggest juggernauts” in the cover feature of Sunday's New York Times' “Arts and Leisure” section (6/25/06), OZZFEST and Live Nation will turn to sponsors to provide added support for the festival's new incarnation. This summer’s OZZFEST will provide select sponsors with a unique opportunity to engage fans one-on-one utilizing one of music’s best known brands.

"We're reaching the same point we did years ago when kids no longer wanted to pay for overpriced CDs," compares Sharon. "As a result, they found alternative ways of getting music. That’s what’s happening with summer touring in this country, it’s out-pricing itself. We started this and we want to keep it and we want to make it bigger and bigger each year by getting bigger sponsors to be involved with the festival and underwriting the festival. That’s what it’s about."

“For the past 11 years, music fans have made OZZFEST the most successful and enduring rock music festival in the United States,” said Jason Garner, Live Nation President of North American Concerts. “What better way to say ‘Thank You’ to the music fans who have made this possible than inviting them to attend OZZFEST for free.”

To gain entry into the event, fans will go to www.ozzfest.com or www.livenation.com to find links that will direct them to special sponsor sites where tickets can be secured. More details regarding the process are forthcoming.

As OZZFEST’s founder and namesake, OZZY will make his triumphant return to the headlining position on this year's mainstage after surprising fans last year by performing on the down-and-dirty second stage at a handful of dates. Audiences can expect the Prince of Darkness to unveil new songs from his forthcoming studio album, OZZY’s first disc of new material since 2001. While the rest of the in-progress bill is under wraps, Sharon points out, "we have bands committed, but we’re hoping that after today's announcement we’ll have a whole influx of artists who want to be a part of something this ground breaking. We know there aren't any major headlining acts that would tour all summer for nothing, but we're confident we can turn some of the genre's biggest bands on to what we're doing and have them come out to play a date or two. If they're in town and want the rush of performing in front of 20,000 frenzied kids, they're more than welcome to join us. They can sell their t-shirts, CDs and whatever else they've got. They're also welcome to book their own shows in local venues on the day of OZZFEST. I’m not stopping them. People have to be creative and think of alternatives."

Since 1996, OZZFEST has been a virtual breeding ground for rising bands. The festival has been instrumental in igniting the careers of platinum-selling artists like System of a Down, Disturbed, Linkin Park, Incubus, Slipknot, Queens of the Stoneage and Godsmack. Along with supporting bands on the rise including Avenged Sevenfold, Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Lacuna Coli, among others.

“OZZFEST was created to keep this genre of music alive by showcasing new talent," states Sharon. "You better believe we’re going to keep perpetuating that by hand-picking compelling new bands that are hungry for OZZFEST's career-making exposure."


About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world’s leading live music company, annually connecting more than 60 million fans with their favorite performers at over 30,000 events. We are the largest producer of live concerts in the world, the second-largest venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. Live Nation creates superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate and/or have booking rights for more than 170 venues, including House of Blues-branded music venues and prestigious locations such as San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Hammersmith Apollo and Wembley Arena. Live Nation’s websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.” For more information regarding concerts near you, Live Nation and its businesses, please visit our website at www.LiveNation.com.


02-06-2007, 02:39 PM
i went to warped tour three years in a row.

02-06-2007, 02:55 PM
not my style

02-07-2007, 02:51 AM
i went the past few years, 04,05,06...it was alot of fun. Alot of money, but quite alot of metal bands ive wanted to see such as Hatebreed and Unearth...Slayer, Iron Maiden, shit like that... awesome fun times...i hope this year has a good line up.

02-07-2007, 03:17 AM
Free is nice

02-07-2007, 11:28 AM
Lol ... geeze someone can't take a joke. Guess Ozzy is your idol ...

There is nothing funny about stupid people, I pitty your parents

bug on your lip
02-07-2007, 11:29 AM

02-07-2007, 11:30 AM
Free is nice

that's what she said

02-07-2007, 11:32 AM
Hey, so I just heard that Ozzfest tickets are going to be free this year, it's this huge promotion they are doing and the only way to get tickets is to go to certain websites at certian times and sign up. anyone else heard that?

02-07-2007, 11:47 AM
Hey, usually we read the threads before posting in them, anyone else heard that?

02-07-2007, 11:54 AM
There is nothing funny about stupid people, I pitty your parents

Boy, you are a douche ... pull the poll out your ass.

Getting so worked up over an internet message board, I pitty you!

(If you don't agree Ozzy is geriatric and should have stopped playing years ago, then fine. But that was my point, obviously way over your head though.)

02-07-2007, 12:11 PM
Hey, so I just heard that Ozzfest tickets are going to be free this year, it's this huge promotion they are doing and the only way to get tickets is to go to certain websites at certian times and sign up. anyone else heard that?

Yes, another thread about it. Go read at www.ozzfest.com for more info!!

02-07-2007, 09:00 PM
that's what she said


All That I Am
02-08-2007, 04:30 AM
i'm gonna get free tickets..............And scalp them!

02-08-2007, 04:33 AM
I like free.

02-08-2007, 11:02 AM
I think we all can admit that its freaking cool that the tix are going to be free. I'm curious who they are going to get to play.

I have to say that I'm considering this...I've never been to Ozzfest or seen Ozzy play. I've been to hundreds of shows and I'd like to see Ozzy before he's done. Its kind of like seeing Willie Nelson this year.

I've been into some of the Ozzfest bands over the years - the ones from the hardcore scene (i.e., downset).

02-08-2007, 11:03 AM
Free is definitely a good price.

02-09-2007, 12:24 PM
Free>85$ each day. Music is to be heard , not sold at a lucrative earning!

02-09-2007, 12:58 PM
ive been to ozzfest 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 and 05 skipped last year because it wasnt in my area and missed the first 2 because i was like 12. ozzfest is worth the 70 bucks usually because they always have a couple good headliners you'd pay 50 bucks to see anyways and the whole camping thing is fun too where i live. well worth going ecpspecially if its free

02-09-2007, 01:55 PM
I have been every year since 2000. I wa going to skip it for the first time this year but hell if it is free looks like I am going.