Ozzy Osbourne and Slipknot announce ‘Ozzfest Meets Knotfest’ event – watch

Two day bash will take place later this year

Ozzy Osbourne and Slipknot have announced plans to join forces for a US festival.

The event, officially dubbed ‘Ozzfest Meets Knotfest’, will take place over the weekend of September 24 and 25 at the San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino.

More than 40 acts have been announced over the two days, with Black Sabbath headlining Saturday’s Ozzfest for their last ever show in California and Slipknot closing out the weekend on Sunday.

Other acts on the bill include Disturbed, Megadeth, Opeth, Black Label Society, Children of Bodom, Hatebeed, Death Cross, Municipal Waste, Kataklysm and Nails, Slayer, Amon Amarth, Anthrax, Suicide Silence, Emmure, Butcher Babies and others. 

The event was announced at a press conference in Hollywood, which broadcast on Facebook. You can watch it back below.

Announcing the festival, on Ozzfest’s 20th anniversary, Osbourne said: “We are here to create havoc and history. Let the madness begin.”

“This could be the one of the coolest things I’ve ever been a part of,” Slipknot’s Corey Taylor added, while bandmate Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan went on, “Playing with Black Sabbath is always an honour. Merging both festivals will be a legendary experience that will be life-changing for all fans. We are excited to bring all the families together again.”

Sharon Osbourne also attended the event and declared: “We want it to be the loudest, biggest, dirtiest festival in California.”

It comes after she recently confirmed that the couple have split: “[Ozzy and I] are talking, I spoke to him last night (May 9). I’m not with him, but I speak with him.”

She added: “He’s given me an unbelievable life and he’s given me three gorgeous children and I love him. I’m just trying to take it all in, take it all in and process it… I’ve been avoiding looking at any pictures or reading anything. I know what’s gone on, and I don’t need to read about it, it’s like putting salt in a wound and I don’t need to.”

Asked whether the separation was permanent, Sharon said: “I honestly don’t know. At this point I cannot answer that, because I don’t know what I want. I’ve got to follow my heart, and I don’t even know what my heart is telling me right now. I’m just trying to take it all in, process it and do it calmly and in a timely fashion.”