Ozzy Osbourne and SLIPKNOT‘s Corey Taylor have announced that this year’s edition of Ozzy‘s and SLIPKNOT‘s festivals — Ozzfest and Knotfest, respectively — are being combined for one big special event sdubbed Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. The festival will be held September 24-25 in San Bernardino, California.
Also present at today’s announcement event at the Palladium in Hollywood, California were Sharon Osbourne, BLACK SABBATH‘s Geezer Butler, SLIPKNOT‘s Shawn Crahan and Sid Wilson, DISTURBED‘s David Draiman, HATEBREED‘s Jamey Jasta, former SLAYER and current DEAD CROSS drummer Dave Lombardo, ANTHRAX‘s Scott Ian, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY‘s Zakk Wylde, HUNTRESS‘s Jill Janus and SUICIDE SILENCE‘s Eddie Hermida.
Saturday, September 24:
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
CHILDREN OF BODOM
Sunday, September 25:
MAN WITH A MISSION
Tickets go on sale next Friday, May 20.
For more information, visit OzzfestMeetsKnotfest.com.
Ozzfest, which began in 1996, has not been a traveling festival in the U.S. since 2007’s “free” edition. The show morphed into a one-off event in Dallas in 2008, also featuring METALLICA, before taking 2009 off.
The 2010 U.S. Ozzfest played in just six cities, with OZZY OSBOURNE co-headlining with MÖTLEY CRÜE and the rest of the main stage filled out by HALFORD, the solo band of JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, along with DEVILDRIVER and NONPOINT.
The aging festival faced increased competition in recent years from the annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem tour, as well as the Uproar festival.
The SLIPKNOT-curated Knotfest, staged its third annual event last year (and second as a Southern California weekend destination festival). The festival attracted over 50,000 fans with over fifty of the heaviest bands in the world playing on four stages.
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