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Ozzfest 2007 Makes History Again - Live Nation Distributes More Than 428,000 Free Tickets Over Four Days

When Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne and the world’s largest live music company, Live Nation, announced in February their plans to stage the 2007 OZZFEST as a free show, some industry people said it would never work.

Today OZZFEST yet again has made history, as the fans clearly have spoken.

Over the past four days, tickets for all 24 shows were distributed to a frenzy of music fans. More than 428,000 tickets in all were given away through LiveNation.com, marking the largest number of free tickets distributed in the United States in the history of the concert business. In a staged release and via various sponsor sites, including Monster Energy, Jagermeister, FYE, Pilgrim Films, Hustler Lingerie and WWE, LiveNation.com enabled fans to enter exclusive codes to obtain tickets beginning Friday, June 8. More than 228,000 tickets were distributed yesterday alone, with the last ticket given away just after midnight. The tickets were completely free without surcharges of any kind.

For this year’s historic “Freefest”--which will give fans the rock experience of their lives at a price that’s hard to beat -- headliner Ozzy Osbourne will be joined by Lamb of God, Static X, Lordi, Hatebreed, Behemoth, Mondo Generator, Nile, Ankla, Circus Diablo, The Showdown, 3 Inches of Blood, Daath, Chthonic and In This Moment.

Sharon Osbourne said, “Ozzy is the first to take an entire tour and make it free to his fans and the fans of OZZFEST. More than 428,000 tickets were distributed free to fans. How amazing is that?”

“Together we have pulled off the ultimate gift for music fans this summer, a free OZZFEST,” said Bryan Perez, President of Global Digital for Live Nation. “Through LiveNation.com we connected OZZFEST with nearly half a million music fans to create an exciting moment for the live music business and we couldn’t be happier with the results.”

Since 1996, OZZFEST has been a virtual breeding ground for rising bands. The festival has been instrumental in igniting the careers of platinum-selling artists like System of a Down, Disturbed, Linkin Park, Incubus, Slipknot, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Lacuna Coil, among others. It was cited as “one of rock’s biggest juggernauts” in the cover feature of Sunday's New York Times' “Arts and Leisure” section (6/25/06). This year marks the 12th anniversary of the hard rock spectacular.

The 24-city earth-pounding 12th annual OZZFEST will launch July 12 in Seattle, WA at the White River Amphitheatre. OZZFEST will also hit George, WA, Sacramento, CA, Mountain View, CA, Devore, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Albuquerque, NM, Denver, CO, Kansas City, MO, Dallas, TX, San Antonio, TX, St. Louis, MO, Columbus, OH, Tinley Park, IL, East Troy, WI, Indianapolis, IN, Holmdel, NJ, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Detroit, MI, Charlotte, NC and West Palm Beach, FL.

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As much as I love Sharon and Ozzy we had a hard time getting tickets, we got an email 4 days before, which really sucked! I would have killed to take my 17 year old to the concert, maybe we could have reconnected

my comp crashed before i got my tickets printed asked them a question never got a reply

It was with great pleassure to see you OZZY and ZAKK together at the San Antonio, TX. Concert, I had the chance to take my twin kids just like my Dad took me to see you at Wembley Stadim.
Thank you, Shalom!!!
Yony Netanyahu

I'm a fan (and you should be too) because... when I was still a kid, I happened to find my dad's 8 Traks on Black Sabath,when he went to special ops. training, he said they helpped him train more easily. At first I felt it was an insult to mt Culture and Reeligion but when I heard War Pigs, I felt and knew exactly whay OZZY was talking about. I followed Ozzy's carreer ever since and went recently to Selma, TX.This past Aug. 2007 And Ozzy is as great as ever, thank you and Congratulations on a great career that I hope will cintinue much longer. On another note, Thank you for making my dream com true to see Zakk with you, It was a dream come true, especially because I got to see you with my twin kids.

Your fan always,SHALOM!!

Please keep your present line-up in tact.....They are kick ass and the new sound is awesome....We just saw you in Kansas City and even though it rained....it was still kick ass....we had a blast....Thanx

For the 100 of us who followed all the pre instructions and even received a confirmation number... WE STILL DON;T HAVE TICKETS!

Every internet site continues to say FREE but once you log on they want to charge you... They are even out on e-bay! What is up with that!

This so call FREE OZZ FEST promotion is a RIP-OFF!

Thanks for nothing....

I think it is sad that Ozzy went out of his way to do such a wonderful thing this year for us all, then Germain Amphitheater went out of their way to ruin it for as many as they could. It was posted that you could take up to a 1.5 liter bottle into the venue...the day of the concert it was changed to 1 liter-as if everyone attending was supposed to check the sight for changes while en route! Nothing was posted about if you left the venue for any reason, you couldn't re-enter. Are hand stamps that hard to come by these days?/This event was several hours long with 90+ degree heat. No coolers were allowed in, yet you weren't even allowed to go to your car to get a sandwhich or drink if you brought something, or forgot your camera, phone, bicoculars, etc. I realize the amphitheater needed to make some money, but this is just wrong! No noticable signs were posted about no re-entry until you were already inside the gate and it was too late. Many people were made to miss the ending of the concert because not being told upfront that they would have to spend money on very expensive food or drink while what they brought went to waste. I hope Ozzy gets word of the damage Germain Amphitheater did to his wonderful show. Some didn't get to stick it out long enough to even get to see the man they wanted to see because of the greediness of Germain!

just wanted to comment that it is wrong not to allow one to return to their vehicle when the concert is so very long, especially considering the heat. the ozzfest is going on at the moment in columbus. i was excited that my 16 year old son got to go to the fest for his first concert. i just spoke with him and he's not allowed to return to the vehicle for something to eat or drink. that's just plain bulls*** wrong in this heat!!!!!!!

For all you STUPID LOSERS who keep asking how to get the free Ozzy tickets, I have some advice: YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE! All of the free tickets were distributed within a few days in early June to those of us who were smart enough to plan ahead and know the rules for getting them. The only way you are going to get tickets now is to PAY for them....HAHA....SUCKERS!

Hey ozzy long story short I have just won 8 tickets two weeks ago and now its saying i onley have six but the problem is i already told 2 people they could go.