Yep Ozzfest is going to be free this year. Not many details on who it's going to work but on www.ozzfest.com
you will see the official news. On the message board someone posted some of the rules, of course they are not official. Not sure if I am a fan of the free concert. I rather bone up and pay for a ticket and be promised a seat. Especially sine it is 100+ degrees every year and I don't want to be stuck in the sun. Should be interesting as it unfolds. This could revolutionize the whole concert structure, get advertisers to foot the cost of the tour and not the fans. Here is some unofficial news on the rules taken from their message board:
When the time comes, members that are subscribed to ozzfest.com, as well as forums.ozzfest.com, will be sent links to which they can secure tickets for. There WILL be a limit, however, that limit has not been determined yet.
Will Ozzy be at my show?
As of now, Ozzy is scheduled to headline ALL OZZFEST DATES
Will there be a limit to the number of tickets I can buy?
Again, yes, there will be. The amount has not yet been determined, but there will be.
How will I gain entrance?
You will print out or recieve the tickets that you have secured and you will bring those with you to the event, where you will exchange them for entrance.
How will the seating be decided?
As in previous years, the second stage will still be general admission for everyone without seats. However, as far as main stage, it will be first come, first serve basis for both general admission AND the seats. Of course, you do not stake claim to seats, meaning that if you stand up and leave the seats, others are entitled to sit there.
Will merchandise and concession prices be raised to make up for the lack of ticket price?
No. The prices will remain up to the individual artists to decide, however, there will be no expected raise in prices.
How will the artists make money off of this?
They are free to book themselves at local shows on days before, after, and days OF the fest. Also, they are, as always, welcome to bring and sell merchandise.
How different will the bill be from date to date?
Some second stage acts may change, however, the main stage acts will be comitted and appear throughout the tour, unless otherwise stated.
Is there any truth to rumors that Ozzfest will be moved inside?
No, the shows will be at amputheatres as they traditionally have been.
Will there still be PLAR packages?
It appears so, yes.