Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ozzfest 2007 To Be Free!

Although only in existence for a little over a decade, Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest has become a rock institution. With many popular bands getting their big break on the festival's "second stage", Ozzfest has contributed greatly to the vitality of metal today.

That contribution was extended yesterday, when Osbourne's wife and manager, Sharon, announced that there will be no price attached to tickets for this year's show.

That's right, Ozzfest 2007 will be free:
"Everybody has been so good to us over the years, and year after year ticket prices get higher and higher and higher,” Sharon Osbourne, who is Ozzy’s manager as well, said. "We just thought we can't keep on raising ticket prices because there is not that much money out there anymore. Hey, kids can go online and download music, why not go to a show for free too? What the heck?"

Fans can plan on getting tickets through sponsors' websites, and the sponsors will pay for the tickets. However, nothing is on release yet.

1 comment:

Hank said...

Steve -- make sure you check out the concerts that are coming to the Val Air in W. Des Moines -- 30 seconds to Mars on April 1st (tickets on sale tomorrow), The Killers on May 14th (tickets on sale feb 17), Stone Sour on May 4th, and of course RHCP w/ Gnarls Barkley March 2nd. I should be at all of them!