Ozzfest Japan Confirmed for May 2013

The first-ever Ozzfest Japan will be held in Tokyo on May 11-12. The two-day festival will take place at the Makuhari Messe arena near Tokyo and will feature headlining performances from the Black Sabbath (without drummer Bill Ward, who left the band last year due to issues over money) and Slipknot.

Obligatory press release gush from Sharon Osbourne: “We are excited for the opportunity to bring Ozzfest to Japan for the first time ever. We’ve got the perfect combination of Western and Japanese bands. Ozzfest is also thrilled to be presenting Black Sabbath’s first-ever performance in Japan.”

Full list of bands will be posted here.

Darren Ressler