Sharon Osbourne, in partnership with Japanese promoter Hayashi International Promotion (H.I.P.), has announced the first-ever Ozzfest Japan. The two-day festival will debut Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the Makuhari Messe arena just outside of Tokyo and will feature headlining performances from Black Sabbath–featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi–and Slipknot. UPDATE: 11/26- Tool, Slash, Deftones and Stone Sour join previously announced headliners Black Sabbath and Slipknot.
“It took a long time for Ozzfest to come to Japan but I know the fans here are going to feel it was worth the wait,” Massy Hayashi says. “Of course, any time you have living legends like Black Sabbath onstage you know it is going to be a memorable event.”
“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.”
As of November 1, ticket prices are as follows: single-day tickets are JPY 14,000, weekend passes are JPY 27,000, weekend passes including an official festival t-shirt are JPY 30,000. All prices include consumption tax, box office commission and ticket printing fees.
Watch the announcements by the Osbournes here!