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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Musician Ozzy Osbourne performs onstage at the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia on May 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Ozzfest is back and in special form taking place this year on New Year’s Eve at the Forum in Los Angeles.  

Obviously, Ozzy Osbourne will be headlining the show and joining him on the bill is Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Jonathan Davis and Body Count.  A special second stage will be set up outside of the arena where Zakk Sabbath (Zakk Wylde’s Black Sabbath tribute band) will be headlining.

In an interview with Rolling Stone about the show, Sharon Osbourne said, “Ozzy hates the holidays.  He hates Christmas and he hates New Year’s Eve. He always saying, ‘Let’s do a gig.’ And I’m always like, ‘There never is one.’ So this year, we said, ‘All right, let’s do an Ozzfest, because we never did it this year.’ Everybody used to play on New Year’s and Christmas in the Seventies and Eighties, but not anymore. So it’s the perfect time.”

For those looking to get tickets to Ozzfest and head into 2019 in style, they go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 26 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET at


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights