Ozzfest Breaks Ticket Record

Ozzfest 2007 has set a new record for giveaways. The concert tour distributed more than 428,000 free tickets to its 24 shows over a four-day period, marking the largest number of free tickets distributed in the United States in the history of the concert business.

Ticket distributor LiveNation.com began the giveaway on Friday, June 8. The tickets were free, without surcharges of any kind.

This year’s event is the tour’s 12th annual show and the first free Ozzfest in the tour’s history. Dubbed “Freefest,” the tour features tour headliner, founder and namesake Ozzy Osbourne, Lamb of God, Static-X, Lordi, Hatebreed, Behemoth, Mondo Generator, Nile, Ankla, Circus Diablo, the Showdown, 3 Inches of Blood, Daath, Chthonic and In This Moment.

The 12th annual Ozzfest launches July 12 in Seattle, Washington, at the White River Amphitheatre. It will visit 24 cities in total. For more information, visit ozzfest.com.