The Press Release:
For the first time since its 1996 debut, OZZFEST–the annual musical event that celebrates hard rock and heavy metal–has created a special one-night-only New Year’s Eve celebration to ring in 2019. Set for Monday, December 31 at The Forum in Los Angeles, the event features headliner OZZY OSBOURNE and a line-up of some of the greatest names in rock (and OZZFEST alumni): Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Jonathan Davis (of Korn), along with the OZZFEST debut of Body Count featuring Ice-T. The New Year’s Eve party will include an outdoor stage, along with other holiday festivities, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks. The evening will conclude with OSBOURNE onstage counting down to the new year!
“I asked Sharon what we’re doing this New Year’s Eve and she said ‘WE’RE DOING FUCK ALL!” says OZZY OSBOURNE. So I thought ‘we didn’t do Ozzfest in 2018, so let’s do a New Year’s Eve Ozzfest.'”
“What better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than with some of the greatest performers in this genre and our longtime friends Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Jonathan Davis and Ice T,” says Sharon Osbourne.
Tickets for the Live Nation-produced OZZFEST 2018 go on sale Friday, October 26 at 10:00 AM (PT) here. Ticket prices range from $49.50 for general admission to $179.50 for a reserved seat. VIP packages are also available, details of which can be found at www.ozzfest.com.
The OZZFEST main stage line-up is as follows:
JONATHAN DAVIS (of Korn)
BODY COUNT featuring Ice-T
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t think I’ve seen a concert on New Year’s Eve since KISS did one of their spectacles at the Izod Center which I think was still actually called the Meadowlands at the time. It was a blast but I’m a diehard KISS fan and the chance to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one with a few thousand fellow fans was awesome to me. These days I usually stick closer to my home turf on such a night and would prefer a quick few toasts at a nearby pub with quality tunes playing than the madness of Times Square and my overwhelming media metropolis on NYE. Mind you I have friends who love going there so to each their own. Though I don’t see myself heading to Vegas for this I’m sure that it will thrill all the fans of Ozzy and those other bands in the lineup. What do you think? Will you be heading to the City of Sin with an urge to Rock, Revel and Try Your Luck? Chime in down in the comments section below. I’d love to hear what you think about this one and the one night only stand for Ozzfest.