This year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival just added a bit more Ozzy to its lineup. A tribute to the Black Sabbath frontman was scheduled to kick off the West Hollywood, Calif., event and now the man himself has been booked to close out the Sept. 10-12 fest.
This year, for the first time ever, traffic along Sunset Strip will be closed down Saturday, Sept. 12 between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Blvd., to host two outdoor concert stages. Before Ozzy Osbourne closes out the fest fans will hear from more than 40 bands.
Black Sabbath is quite familiar with the Sunset Strip as it played a five-night stand at Whisky A Go-Go back in 1970 as part of the band’s first U.S. tour. This will be Ozzy’s first full performance on the Sunset Strip in almost 40 years and his first ever as a solo artist.
Wembley Arena, London, England.
June 19, 2007
This year’s fest also features performances during the day Sept. 12 at legendary nightclubs along Sunset Strip including Cat Club, Key Club, The Roxy Theatre and Whisky A Go-Go. Friday and Saturday night shows will be held at the above venues in addition to West Hollywood’s House of Blues and Viper Room.
Bands confirmed for the street fest include Korn, Chris Cornell, Pepper, Kottonmouth Kings, Shiny Toy Guns, Shwayze, LMFAO, Unwritten Law, The Donnas, Fishbone, The Knux, Iglu & Hartly, Iration, Super Mash Bros, The Pricks, The Ringers, thenewno2, Earl Greyhound,Awolnation, The Tender Box,Eulogies and Nico Stai.
The supergroup band Camp Freddy, which features Billy Morrison, Matt Sorum, Chris Chaney, Dave Navarro and Donovan Leitch Jr., will perform a tribute to Osbourne Sept. 10 at the House of Blues.
Rock on the Range, Columbus, Ohio
May 16, 2009
Tickets to the Sept. 12 street fest are available for $39.50 in advance and $49.50 at the gate. Ticketholders will also be allowed to check out Saturday shows at the nearby clubs Sept.12 (Key Club, The Roxy Theatre, Cat Club and Whisky A Go-Go) from 2-9 p.m.
If you’d also like to check out shows on Friday and Saturday night, (Cat Club, House of Blues, Key Club, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room and Whisky A Go-Go) in addition to the Street Fest performances, you can purchase a two-day pass for $99. Entrance to venues is subject to capacity, according to the fest’s Web site.
A VIP three-day pass will get you into the street fest, Friday and Saturday night shows, and the Ozzy Osbourne tribute show as well as VIP tent access at the street fest. A VIP 3-day pass will set you back $250.
Individual tickets to the Friday night shows and select Saturday night show will be available for $20-$30.
For more information, click here for the fest’s Web site.