It was said earlier this week that Ozzy Osbourne and Corey Taylor would be making an announcement on May 12. Well, the day has come and there were people actually avoiding sleeping because they were too interested in this special announcement- and the announcement is truly as substantial as they made it seem. Ozzfest Meets Knotfest!
Sharon Osbourne was brought to the stage, introduced members from both Black Sabbath and Slipknot and began to mention how there was never a touring metal festival back in the day- now of course, we have quite a few. She spoke about how Ozzfest filled that hole in the metal community, and how Ozzfest helped usher bands like Slipknot (who now have their own fest, Knotfest) into center stage. Then she said it- they will be merging Ozzfest and Knotfest to create some type of super metal festival- sure to please any fan. Jose Mangin of SiriusXM who was hosting the event took the mic and began to introduce a myriad of hard rock and heavy metal heroes, and followed that by disclosing a full list of bands that will be performing at this massive festival.
Ozzfest will be taking place on September 24th while Knotfest will be held the following day, September 25th in San Bernardino, California at the San Manuel Amphitheater & Festival Grounds where Ozzfest just so happened to make its debut. Tickets go on sale May 20th at 10AM PT and more details in regards to the festival as a whole can be found here.