Ozzfest to return to Boston this summer

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Fifteen years after its inception, Ozzfest founder Ozzy Osbourne has announced plans to bring back the touring festival this summer. After taking 2009 off and favoring a one-off stadium show in Dallas for 2008, the 2010 edition of Ozzfest will return for stops in six cities. Ozzy will lead the festival back to Massachusetts with help from Motley Crue for a day at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Tuesday, August 24. Tickets for the festival, which range in price from $39.50 to $152.00 with a special 4 pack of tickets available for $120, go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

Also headlining with Motley Crue and Ozzy is Rob Halford, lead singer of Judas Priest (who appeared on the tour back in 2004), who will not only be performing material from his solo career, but also material from Judas Priest and his other side project, Fight. Rounding out the rest of the main stage are DevilDriver and Nonpoint. As usual, there will also be a second stage, headlined by six time Ozzfest veteran Black Society in addition to Drowning Pool, Kingdom of Sorrow, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm.

The festival will run in connection with the release of Ozzy’s tenth studio album, Scream. The new album, his first in three years, will also be the first to feature Ozzy’s new guitarist Gus G. In addition, all fans who purchase tickets before June 18 through Live Nation will receive a free digital download of the new album on the day before it hits stores on June 21.

In addition to music from all 13 different bands, beginning at 1 in the afternoon, the festival will also feature “Village of the Damned” a collection of interactive activities, shopping and a number of other forms of entertainment.

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