Ozzfest Meets Knotfest
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Corey Taylor, David Draiman and a plethora of heavy metal luminaries met at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, May 12th to publicize a melding of mega metal festivals…OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST.
OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST is scheduled for September 24th (Ozzfest) and September 25th (Knotfest) at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino. The same location in Devore where Ozzfest made its first California appearance back in October of 1996! (Sharon created the metal festival after failing to land a spot for Ozzy on the Lollapalooza tour.) This year, the two-day camping event will feature over forty acts (across multiple stages), carnival thrill rides, a monster truck arena, massive fire displays, food trucks, craft beer and much more.
Saturday’s Ozzfest will also mark the last So. Cal appearance of Black Sabbath before they pack up their metalhead rattling amps for good. The Ozzfest lineup also includes Disturbed, Megadeath, Opeth and Black Label Society, to name a few. The Knotfest lineup on Sunday features Knotfest founders Slipknot, in addition to Slayer, Amon Amarth, Anthrax and Trivium.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10:00 AM (PT). Single day ticket prices range from $25.00 for GA lawn to $39.00-$149.00 for reserved seats. Weekend passes range from $40.00 (GA lawn) to $69.00-$239.00 for a reserved seat.
Tent and RV camping are available at $150.00 and $250.00, respectively. Big spenders can enjoy VIP packages that run from $249.00 for VIP lounge access, to $1000.00-$2250.00 for “Ultimate VIP” packages. The “Ultimate Ozzy Experience” includes a front row ticket, a photo op with Ozzy, Tony and Geezer and an “ask anything” Q&A session with Ozzy. In his dressing room!
Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness was mistaken!
John G. Tobin