Details are beginning to trickle in about the inaugural Ozzfest-Japn which will be held next May. This will mark the first time that not only Ozzfest will take the metal circus to Japan, but that any festival has played the island. Promoters of the event will be charging a premium for fans to see Black Sabbath and Slipknot on the same stage. For fans to witness the event, tickets start at 14,000 JPY (Yen) which is $175 USD. Weekend pass tickets will set fans back nearly $340 USD or 27,000 JPY. Tickets for a premium concert typically range from 1,500JPY to 8,500JPY or $15-$105. Is it worth it? Time will tell, but this explains why Sharon is so excited.
"We are excited for the opportunity to bring OZZFEST to Japan for the first time ever,” says Sharon Osbourne. "We've got the perfect combination of Western and Japanese bands. OZZFEST is also thrilled to be presenting Black Sabbath's first-ever performance in Japan."
The inaugural OZZFEST JAPAN line-up will be co-headlined by Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum rockers SLIPKNOT, who last performed in Japan in 2008. The remaining acts on the festival's lineup will be revealed later this year, and according to organizers it will feature performances from a dynamic mix of international and domestic bands with the goal of establishing OZZFEST JAPAN as the leader in the Japanese rock festival market.