Ozzfest Tickets Will Be Free!
Ozzy and Sharon's big surprise for this year's festival
Hooray for The Osbournes!
With festival ticket prices around the world skyrocketing, its nice to see one event bucking the trend: this years Ozzfest will be absolutely free.
Ozzy and Sharon made the shock announcement at a press conference yesterday (Tuesday). Its free to get in, but were charging you to get out, joked Ozzy.
Sharon - Ozzfests co-founder explained: Everybody has been so good to us over the years, and year after year ticket prices get higher and higher and higher. And 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? Ozzy's got a new record coming out this year, he'll be touring the whole year. There is plenty of time to make money.
The event will rely on sponsorship to fund it, and the bands wont get paid " instead theyll get a cut of merchandise sales. So far only Ozzy is confirmed as headliner, but the rest of the line-up will be announced in the next couple of weeks.
Ozzfest will launch in Los Angeles on July 7, and to get hold of free tickets fans must visit www.ozzfest.com where they will be directed to special sponsorship sites where the tickets will be available.
"To see the crowd, it's just magic, man, and I love them," Ozzy said. "I'm not one of these rock and rollers that go, 'They are privileged to see me.' I'm privileged to see them. Because without them - this is why we are doing it for free - without them, none of us have got a chance."