Ozzy Osbourne’s career has spanned an amazing five decades. His popularity has never been in question since he spearheaded, what was to become, the heavy metal genre as charismatic lead vocalist of Black Sabbath. The band formed in 1968 and released their eponymous album ‘Black Sabbath’ on Friday the 13th, February 1970.
The Ozzfest Festival was created in 1996 by Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne; and in 1998 Ozzfest first came to the UK.
Over the years Ozzfest has included some great line-ups including Marilyn Manson, Pantera, Slipknot, Incubus, Linkin Park and Disturbed. Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne have also played.
Following several concerts across the United States the Ozzfest 2010 comes to the UK for one show at London’s O2 Arena, before heading off to Israel for a final tour show in Tel Aviv.
The London Ozzfest 2010 concert is on 18th September but will include much more than shows from the Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne and other heavy rock protagonists.
Ozzfest 2010 will be the first UK show in over five years and will see Ozzy and co take over London’s O2 with a ‘Village Of The Damned’ including fairground rides, stalls and tattooists. This will be the first indoor Ozzfest and for those followers of the legend that is Ozzy, this will be an event not to miss as this year, Ozzy has joined the tour!
Ozzy Osbourne will be supported on the main stage by Korn, Murderdolls and Skindred plus a special guest. More acts will perform live on a second stage though nothing is currently confirmed.
Grammy Award-winners Korn need no introduction and will be flying in from the USA especially for the show to showcase songs from their forthcoming new album, ‘Korn III – Remember Who You Are’.
Korn guitarist, Munky was quoted on the Ozzfest website as saying:
“Ozzy is an absolute legend, mentor, and dear friend of mine, so it’s always an honour to perform on the same bill as him. We can’t wait!”
Murderdolls will rise from the dead after a six year absence, while Welsh raga-punks Skindred will perform their unique blend of metal, punk, rap and reggae.
This year Ozzy Osbourne published his book ‘I Am Ozzy’ and released his tenth solo studio album, ‘Scream’, all of which have achieved Top 40 Chart success in the UK.
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