Ozzy Osbourne plots five-day Mexican festival, Ozzfiesta

Taking place next May, the Sabbath frontman and his wife, Sharon, will host an event that includes a golf tournament, a dinner party, music, movie nights and comedy sets

Ozzy Osbourne is set to headline the first-ever Ozzfiesta, in Mexico next May. Ozzy and his wife, Sharon, will both host events during the five-night bash, which also features performances by Black Label Society and several standup comics.

“If your dreams include a tropical vacation with rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, start packing now,” organisers declared in a statement. Booked the five-star Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, the festival is being produced by Cool Breeze Concerts and Sharon Osbourne herself. As well as attending Ozzy’s “intimate beachside closing night performance” and a dinner party presided over by Sharon, guests will have access to a charity golf tournament, “Osbourne movie nights” and comedy sets by Jim Norton and Jim Florentine. Ozzy and his band will also appear in a live Q&A.

Ozzfiesta appears to be a one-off, Latin American extension of the Osbournes’ annual Ozzfest tour. Created in 1996, Ozzfest has been staged everywhere from Milton Keynes to Tel Aviv to Wantagh, New York. Past highlights include a 2004 performance by Black Sabbath, where Judas Priest’s Rob Halford filled in for a sickly Ozzy. The most recent Ozzfest took place in Chiba, Japan, in 2013.

Ozzfiest tickets will go on sale 17 October, starting at $1,899 (£1,192) per adult.


Sean Michaels

The GuardianTramp

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