STEEL PANTHER Added To Ozzfest Japan 2013 Sharon Osbourne
, in partnership with Japanese promoter Hayashi
International Promotion (H.I.P.), recently announced the first-ever
Ozzfest Japan. The two-day festival will debut Saturday, May 11th and
Sunday, May 12th, 2013 at the Makuhari Messe Arena, just outside of
Tokyo, and will feature headlining performances from BLACK SABBATH -
featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler
and Tony Iommi
- and SLIPKNOT.
Other confirmed acts include: TOOL, DEFTONES, SLASH, ANTHEM, DIR EN
and STONE SOUR.
According to an updated poster, found below, STEEL PANTHER
have been added to the line-up. Stay tuned for more updates.
"We are excited for the opportunity to bring Ozzfest to Japan for
the first time ever,” says Sharon Osbourne. “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.”
Despite Japan reigning as the second largest music market in the
world, Ozzfest Japan 2013
will represent the first major international
music festival to ever travel to the country.
"We are thrilled to open a new chapter for this legendary festival
in Japan,” H.I.P. President Massy Hayashi says of the significance of
bringing Ozzfest to Japan. “I think it will be the perfect chance to
bring together the very best international rock music and also give us a
chance to show how far Japanese rock has come in recent years.”
Check out a message about the fest from Ozzy,