I've never attended Ozzfest, and I doubt this will make me go. Nothing against the music, just not my crowd. I think this is a cool diversion from the constantly rising concert costs. A free festival, when is the last time that has happened? Woodstock?
Here is a rolling stone article, though I've seen it reported in several places: http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2007/02/06/ozzfest-becomes-freefest-for-real/
No doubt the concert will make money in some other way. Maybe corporate sponsorship? I'd be interested to know how much pull a corporate sponsor would get. Would they be able to specify what bands could and couldn't play?
What are your thoughts?