vendredi, mars 10, 2006


Ozzfest 2006 Line Up Announced

System of a Down (photo by Ros O'Gorman)

by Eve Jenkin @ Undercover

March 10 2006

The 11th annual Ozzfest music festival may not boast Black Sabbath as its headliner, but Sharon Osbourne has insured that some quality acts will be replacing them on the bill.

Ozzy decided it was time to take his leave for some of the festival’s shows despite having performed at all of its previous incarnations. He explained the reason behind this decision at a recent press conference:

“After 10 years, I feel it's time to let someone else share the headlining spotlight...We want to shake it up a bit this year. I've closed virtually every Ozzfest performance for a decade now, and I feel I can finally let other artists headline our festival, and that's my intention for the future,” said the metal icon.

So who has been chosen for the highly esteemed headlining spot? That honour goes to System Of A Down and Disturbed, both of which are Ozzfest veterans. Joining them on the main stage thus far are Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil and a “mystery band,” who are expected to be revealed on May 23. Bands appearing on the “lesser” Second Stage include Black Label Society, Atreyu, Unearth, Bleeding Through, Norma Jean, A Life Once Lost, Strapping Young Lad, The Red Chord, Full Blown Chaos, Walls of Jericho, All That Remains and Between the Buried and Me.