Ozzy Osbourne and Corey Taylor came together at the Hollywood Palladium to announce Ozzfest Meets Knotfest coming in September 2016. All details and lineups were disclosed at the press conference.
This merger of two established rock bands—Ozzfest, celebrating its 20th anniversary, and Knotfest, which debuted in 2012—is set for Saturday, Sept. 24 (Ozzfest) and Sunday, Sept. 25 (Knotfest) at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA.
Tickets for the Live Nation-produced Ozzfest Meets Knotfest—a multi-stage, two-day weekend camping event with more than 40 acts—go on sale Friday, May 20, at 10:00 a.m. (PT).
Saturday's Ozzfest will be headlined by Black Sabbath, which will mark 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. On hand at the press conference were Ozzfest founder Ozzy Osbourne and Slipknot's Corey Taylor and M. Shawn Crahan (aka Clown). The event began with a movie screening, followed by a Q&A session with artists from the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest bill and concluded with a performance from Zakk Sabbath, led by Zakk Wylde.
Photos by Kevin Estrada