Ozzfest co-founder Sharon Osbourne checked in with 93.3 The Bone in Dallas, Texas in early June on the "Cindy Scull & Robert Miguel Morning Show" to chat about this year's one-day Ozzfest, which is set to take place on August 9 at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas. Listen to the interview at this location (click on "Sharon Osbourne" in the audio player).
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Ozzfest organizers confirmed earlier in May through a post at the official web site that the festival, a touring event for more than a decade, will transform into a "destination festival" this summer. OZZY OSBOURNE and METALLICA will headline the one-day show on August 9. Also appearing on the main stage are SERJ TANKIAN, KORN singer Jonathan Davis, HELLYEAH, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SHADOWS FALL, APOCALYPTICA, IN THIS MOMENT and what's being billed as an "all-star tribute" to slain PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott.
Sharon Osbourne said in the post, "We're going to be a stadium destination festival for now — we have gone past doing the sheds every summer. We've given everyone else the blueprint and we have to keep evolving Ozzfest. This is just the beginning; (promoter) AEG Live and I have a lot of new ideas for Ozzfest."
Ozzfest 2008 lineup:
IN THIS MOMENT
All-Star Tribute To "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott
KINGDOM OF SORROW
Texas (Third) Stage: *
* Homage to the "many great metal bands that come from Texas," according to Sharon Osbourne
Rumors had been circulating for months that Ozzfest would become a one-or-two-day event this summer, with METALLICA surfacing as a potential headliner in the last few weeks. This will be the band's first Ozzfest appearance.
Last year's Ozzfest, which hit 25 cities, was a free event, with tickets handled through corporate sponsorship. The tour caused controversy by asking acts to play without getting paid, which many felt led to a weaker lineup.