The outrageous and popular '80s-style "hair" band STEEL PANTHER has been added to the U.K. edition of Ozzy Osbourne's travelling festival, Ozzfest, which will be held on September 18 at London's O2 Arena. In addition to Ozzy, the main-stage lineup for the event will include KORN, MURDERDOLLS and SKINDRED. There will also be a second stage at the event, sponsored by Jägermeister, that will feature five bands and is expected to be a combination of up-and-coming bands and established artists.

No other European Ozzfests are planned for this year.

Ozzfest U.K. will feature a revolutionary "lower-tier" ticketing scheme that will allow ticket buyers to purchase tickets that will be valid for the especially enlarged standing area and lower-tier seating.

"Metal Hammer were instrumental in getting Ozzfest to the U.K.," said co-organizer Stuart Galbraith. "We've been working on this for six months and there's going to be all manner of tie-ins and we're hoping to get extra offers for Metal Hammer readers and aficionados of all kinds. The additional details are all VERY exciting and we can't wait to share them with everyone!"

"We're extremely excited to be playing Ozzfest in Europe," said KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer. "Ozzy is an absolute legend, mentor, and dear friend of mine, so it's always an honor to perform on the same bill as him. We can't wait!"

Tickets for Ozzfest 2010 are priced £40 in advance (subject to booking fee).


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