Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

The title reveals all as Ozzy Osbourne’s long-running festival partners with Slipnot’s metal extravaganza for a weekend featuring Black Sabbath’s final Southern California concert along with performances by Disturbed, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Black Label Society and more.
Ozzy Osbourne and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.

Osbourne and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and M. Shawn Crahan (aka Clown) revealed the grand plan during a press conference held today at the Palladium in Hollywood. Slated for the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino Sept. 24-25, the first day will feature Ozzfest while day No. 2 is devoted to Knotfest.

“We are here to create havoc and history,” Osbourne said.  “Let the madness begin …”

The Ozzfest/Knotfest weekend will certainly be a milestone for Slipknot.

“This could be one of the coolest things I’ve ever been a part of,” Taylor said.  “Starting out as an Ozzfest band, coming into our own with Knotfest and now combining forces to make a little metal history … it was meant to be and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Photo: Gobinder Jhitta / Download 2015
Download Festival, Donington Park, Derby, UK

Although news reports indicate Ozzy’s decades-long marriage to Sharon Osbourne might be crumbling, both Osbournes attended today’s press conferences.

“We want it to be the loudest biggest, dirtiest festival in California,” Sharon Osbourne said.  “We couldn’t be happier.”

Here’s what’s in store:

– Saturday, Sept. 24

Main Stage
Black Sabbath
Black Label Society
Rival Sons

Lemmy Stage
Children Of Bodom
Dead Cross

Nuclear Blast Stage
Municipal Waste
The Shrine
Still Rebel

– Sunday, Sept. 25

Main Stage
Amon Amarth

Lemmy Stage
Suicide Silence
Butcher Babies
Man With A Mission

Nuclear Blast Stage
Death Angel

Along with two metal-packed days, fans can look forward to attractions like a monster truck arena, carnival thrill rides, massive fire displays, a Thunderdome battle arena, a carnival midway and a “Flaming Traveling Troupe Of Freaks.”  There will be food trucks for the hungry and craft beer for the thirsty.  Plus, 50 foot tall x 75 foot wide image-mapped video walls flanking the main stage means you’ll have plenty of sensory overload.  In a good way, of course.

Artist presales begin May 13 at 10 a.m. and run until May 16 at 10 p.m. The onsale begins May 20 at 10 a.m. All times PDT.  Single-day tickets for Ozzfest Meets Knotfest range from $25 for general admission lawn to $39.50-$149.50 for reserved seating.  General admission pit passes are priced at $149 for Saturday’s Ozzfest and $99 for Sunday’s Knotfest.  Weekend passes range from $40 for general admission lawn to $69-$239 for reserved seats.  Weekend pit passes carry a $239 price tag.

VIP and camping packages are available.  Top end selections include the Ultimate Slipknot VIP Experience ($1,250)  and the Ultimate Ozzy Osbourne Experience ($2,500). Click here for more info.