Ozzfest...the ultimate summer metal concert. Since 1996 Ozzfest has brought a slew of rock bands to the hoi poli. The youth of America has been waiting for a concert like this for years. A smaller version of Woodstock. Instead of 4 days, you get 1 day of heavy, crushin, head banging, mosh pitin, crowd surfin, rock/metal music with the God of metal himself leading the whole thing, Mr. Ozzy Osbourne.
It's one of those all day events. As the tickets say **RAIN OR SHINE** so make sure you go prepared. You get in about 10 in the morning and don't leave till 3:00 the next. You spend the whole day listening to some of your favorite bands and checking out new ones to see if you'd be interested in keeping an eye on them in the future. And by the end of it you get to relax with the entire crowd and listen to the man simply known as Ozzy. When you leave you'll have memories to speak of for years, and maybe even some "battle scars" to go with it.
Ozzfest has hosted the jumping point for new up-and-coming bands along with a place for the more stable and popular rockers. Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, & Godsmack, just to name a few, have gotten their big break by jumping on this unforgettable concert staple. By having a second stage full of new acts it's sure to bring some more up-and-comers into the Rock & Roll spot light, and maybe when they hit it big you can say "I saw them at Ozzfest before anyone even knew about them". Heck..you might even have their autograph.
4/1/01 Missing In Action
Slaves On Dope's Press release about Ozzfest: "We will not be appearing on the Ozzfest 2001 tour. We thought it would be unfair to all of the fans to see a 20 minute set rotating on 2 stages. They deserve a lot more from us so we are doing a headline tour starting in a week and will follow it with tours and shows that showcase our band. As fun as Ozzfest is for us on a personal level, it isn't the best place for the fans to see what the band is all about." (For dates check out the Tour Date/Show Review Page)
Boy Hits Car: "to all our dedicated fans- we just got word that we've been pulled from this year's ozzfest...for reasons unbeknownst to us... Sorry to all of you that were looking forward-we were to. if you've got your tickets, be sure to check out our labelmates, drowning pool on the second stage-really cool guys-we got to play with 'em in dallas, it was a blast. anyway, maybe we'll see you at next year's festival, and we'll be on other tours this summer, so be sure to check it!!!! peace, lou and boy hits car"
3/14/01 Here is the Official Ozzfest Line Up
Main Stage: BLACK SABBATH Marilyn Manson Slipknot Papa Roach Linkin Park Crazytown
Second and Third Stages: Disturbed Mudvayne Cold Taproot Union Underground Nonpoint Black Label Society American Head Charge Pure Rubbish Hatebreed Drowning Pool Systematic Beautiful Creatures Boy Hits Car Godhead Otep Pressure 4-5
February 12, 2001 The Unofficial dates have been announced on the PRP.com. Here they are:
08th Chicago, IL - World 09th Milwaukee, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre 12th Indianapolis, IN - Deer Creek 16th Minneapolis, MN - Float Rite Park 18th St. Louis, MO - Riverport 20th Kansas City, MO - Sandstone 23rd Seattle, WA - The Gorge 26th Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amp. 28th Sacramento, CA - Sacramento Valley Amp. 30th Los Angeles, CA - Blockbuster Pavilion
03th San Antonio, TX - South Texas Amp. 05th Dallas, TX - Starplex 07th Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amp. 13th West Palm Beach, FL - Mars Music Amp. 14th Orlando/Tampa, FL - FL Fairground/Zephyrhills 17th Charlotte, NC - Blockbuster Pavilion 20th Washington DC - Nissan Pavillion 21st Philadelphia, PA - Entertainment Center 24th Toronto, ONT - Skydome 26th Cleveland, OH - Blossom 28th Pittsburgh, PA - TBA 30th Detroit, MI - Pine Knob
03rd Columbus, OH - Polaris 05th Hartford CT or Hershy PA 07th Boston, MA - TBA 10th Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center 11th Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
February 11, 2001 There has been a little changing around going on in the Ozzfest 2001 stage set up. Crazy Town has just been added to the tour and has bumped Disturbed off first stage to headline 2nd instead. The news proves interesting considering Crazy Town was kicked off Ozzfest last year by Sharron. It also is stupid considering Crazy Town JUST got a hit single and Disturbed has two..count 'em 2 video's and singles climbing the charts. But that's just my opinion. This update was learned from Blistering.com. Check out www.blistering.com if you want to read their story.
For a recap.
First Stage: Black Sabbath (headliners) Marylin Manson Slipknot Papa Roach Linkin Park Crazy Town
Second Stage: Disturbed (headliners)
February 4, 2001 There's no need for hype, hoopla, and puffery. The Ozzfest 2001 will showcase the heaviest line-up yet. The Main Stage bill is confirmed.
OZZFEST 2001 MAIN STAGE: BLACK SABBATH Marilyn Manson Slipknot Papa Roach Linkin Park Disturbed
Tour dates, venues, second and third stage line-ups, ticket on-sale dates, and other announcements to follow in the coming weeks. -Brought to you by: www.TheThreshold.com
Here are links to the web pages of all the acts that will be on Ozzfest this year. Click on the picture or the bands name.