Ozzfest 2007 VIP Ticket Plan Revealed
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It was announced months ago that tickets for this summer's Ozzfest would be free to fans, and that the longest-running heavy metal festival would subsist on corporate sponsorships and little else.
But obtaining those free tickets for one of the dates on this year's run — which kicks off July 12 in Auburn, Washington, and continues through August 30 in West Palm Beach, Florida — might just give some metal fans a migraine.
First, you have to send an e-mail requesting tickets, and then wait for a confirmation e-mail containing a link to the Web site of one of the tour's various sponsors. Next, you have to wait until June 12 before you can enter that code on some other Web site to redeem two tickets to whichever date you'd like to attend. It's a whole rigmarole that some fans — or, more specifically, those willing to drop some serious scratch — can avoid.
That's right, folks — while this summer's Live Nation-sponsored Ozzfest will be free to most, some will fork over upward of $1,000 to get in. As in years past, Ozzfest's organizers will offer fans a number of VIP ticket packages for purchase, which will ensure them a seat for all the headbangin' action.
The festival's "Party Like a Rockstar" package — which includes preferred pavilion seating, access to the second-stage VIP viewing platform behind the mixing boards, access to the general VIP area, a behind-the-scenes tour and a special host "to help you rock harder than you have ever rocked before" — returns this summer, and will set you back $300. There's also the "I'm Part of the Show" package, which costs $666 and includes all the same perks, in addition to a seat on the Ozzfest stage during Osbourne's concert-closing set.
There's also the "Platinum" package, which will be available by auction in the not-so-distant future. The starting bid will be $1,000 and will be limited to only 10 guests per show. This offer includes everything the "I'm Part of the Show" package does, and then some. Fans who win the auction will also get a personal meeting with Osbourne and his band, along with a certificate signed by Sharon Osbourne. The proceeds of these tickets will go to the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
The festival's 12th annual installment boasts a bill including Ozzy Osbourne, 3 Inches Of Blood, Ankla, Behemoth, Chthonic, Circus Diablo, Daath, Hatebreed, In This Moment, Lamb of God, Lordi, Mondo Generator, Nile, Static-X and The Showdown.
The 24-city 12th annual OZZFEST will launch July 12 in Seattle, WA at the White River Amphitheatre. Here are the tour dates:
July 12 - White River Amphitheatre - Seattle, WA
July 14 - The Gorge - George, WA
July 17 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre - Sacramento, CA
July 19 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
July 21 - Hyundai Pavilion - Devore, CA
July 24 - Cricket Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
July 26 - Journal Pavilion - Albuquerque, NM
July 28 - Coors Amphitheatre - Denver, CO
July 30 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Kansas City, MO
August 2 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - San Antonio, TX
August 4 - Smirnoff Music Center - Dallas, TX
August 6 - UMB Bank Pavilion - St. Louis, MO
August 8 - Germain Amphitheatre - Columbus, OH
August 10 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL
August 12 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre - East Troy, WI
August 14 - Verizon Wireless Music Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
August 16 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
August 18 - New England Dodge Music Theatre - Hartford, CT
August 20 - Tweeter Center - Boston, MA
August 22 - Tweeter Center - Philadelphia, PA
August 24 - Post Gazette Pavilion - Pittsburgh, PA
August 26 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Detroit, MI
August 28 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC
August 30 - Sound Advice Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL
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