Ozzfest is an annual music celebration and festival that is the brainchild of world famous rocker Ozzy Osbourne. His wife Sharon is also a main organizer. The festival began in 1996 and has gone strong and scored huge ticket sales ever since. Most of the bands are heavy metal and hardcore, and they range from classic bands to brand new bands that are up and coming.
Some of the larger bands that have performed at Ozzfest in the past include Slayer, Danzig, Tool, Megadeth, Primus, Godsmack, and many, many more. Every year, either Ozzy performs solo, or he performs with his legendary band Black Sabbath. It has been mentioned that 2006 will be the last year Ozzy can guarantee he will play Ozzfest. This will make Ozzfest 2007 a landmark year, and a very different festival than in years past since he will not be performing.
For Ozzfest 2005, Black Sabbath had to cancel several of the dates they played due to Ozzy’s health condition. Instead, Iron Maiden took over and played extra long sets to fill the time between other bands. In 2006, Ozzy is only playing a select number of dates. Some of the cities he will play include: Auburn, WA, Phoenix, AZ, Chicago, IL, New York, NY, and Boston, MA among a few others. Ozzfest 2007 will be a lot different since the founding father of the festival will no longer be performing. It will have a definite different vibe than in years past, and many fans might not attend, since Ozzy was the main reason they went to the festival to begin with. Who knows what 2007 will hold for Ozzy Osbourne, but as long as he is still organizing Ozzfest, fans of metal and hard rock everywhere will still be guaranteed to have a great time.