|Home / Top Stories / Top Story|
Ozzfest For Free Brought To You By ?
It's a word we all love!
Another word we love is Ozzfest.
Now put them together:
Yes, Ozzfest will be free for concertgoers to enjoy!
"For the last few years, ticket prices have steadily climbed as artists demand more and more money for summer tours," said Sharon Osbourne, tour manger for Ozzy Osbourne. "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."
Ozzfest will make money from sponsorships. Its kinda like TV, just for concerts. Will it work? Who gives a fuck! It's Ozzy for free!
Ozzfest press release issued Tuesday (2/6), Ozzfest will launch July 7 in Los Angeles. Other cities on the itinerary, which is still being hammered out, will include San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Denver; Albuquerque, NM; Phoenix; Dallas; San Antonio; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis; Chicago; Indianapolis; Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh; New York City; Boston; Philadelphia; Hartford, CT; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta; West Palm Beach, FL; and Nashville.
"We're reaching the same point we did years ago when kids no longer wanted to pay for overpriced CDs," Sharon Osbourne's statement explained. "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."
Past preformers include: System of a Down, Linkin Park, Godsmack, Disturbed, Slipknot and Incubus.
If the concert is free, then will it suck? That is a great question.
"Ozzfest was created to keep this genre of music alive by showcasing new talent," Sharon Osbourne said. "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."