Friday, May 13, 2016
Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzfest and Slipknot’s Knotfest are joining forces for a full metal festival weekend this fall.
“Ozzfest Meets Knotfest” will see both acts combine their respective events at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, September 24 (Ozzfest) and Sunday, September 25 (Knotfest).
Saturday's Ozzfest will be headlined by Black Sabbath - marking their last Southern California performance as part of the band's final tour - and Sunday's Knotfest bill is topped by the festival's namesake, Slipknot.
"We are here to create havoc and history," says Ozzy. "Let the madness begin..."
"This could be the one of the coolest things I've ever been a part of," adds Corey Taylor of Slipknot. "Starting out as an Ozzfest band, coming into our own with Knotfest and now combining forces to make a little metal history...it was meant to be and I'm proud to be a part of it."
Lineups for both events can be found below.
Ozzfest is celebrating its 20th anniversary while Slipknot debuted Knotfest in 2012.
The San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds is where Ozzfest - the event that launched the U.S. hard rock festival market and went on to tour the world - began in 1996 and where Knotfest last year took over the San Bernardino, CA venue and expanded into a camping festival. There's also a longtime history between the two namesakes of the events, with Slipknot appearing at Ozzfest in 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2013 at the inaugural Ozzfest Japan.
Tickets for Ozzfest Meets Knotfest will go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10:00 AM (PT) at Ozzfest.com and Knotfest.com.
An artist pre-sale runs Friday, May 13 to Monday, May 16 at 10 PM (PT) – password is OZZKNOT.
Additional details on camping and ticketing options can be found at Ozzfest.com and Knotfest.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Black Label Society
Children of Bodom
Nuclear Blast Stage
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Man with A Mission
Nuclear Blast Stage
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