Ozzy Osbourne pulls out of Power Trip festival, replacement band announced soon
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Ozzy Osbourne pulls out of Power Trip festival, replacement band announced soon

Unfortunately Ozzy’s not quite ready to get back out on the stage just yet

UPDATE (July 12) - Judas Priest have been announced as Ozzy's replacement at Power Trip festival.

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his live comeback at Power Trip festival in California this October.

Power Trip festival announced their line up earlier this year, with an impressive bill of Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica and Tool. 

But unfortunately Ozzy’s not quite ready to get back out on the stage just yet, as he’s still recovering from multiple injuries and health issues.

Taking to social media, the Prince of Darkness shared a message to his fans, writing:

“As painful as this is, I’ve had to make the decision to bow out of performing on Power Trip in October.

My original plan was to return to the stage in the summer of 2024, and when the offer to do this show came in, I optimistically moved forward.

Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet and I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed.

The band that will be replacing me on Power Trip will be announced shortly. They are personal friends of mine and I can promise that you will not be disappointed.

Above all, I want to thank my fans, my band, and my crew for their unconditional loyalty and continual support.

I love you all and I will see you soon.

God Bless,


Ozzy announced he was retiring from touring earlier this year, but still left the door open for one-off live performances when he could. 

It’s clear he’s itching to get back out in front of fans - earlier this year he said he was “determined to be back on stage, even if I am nailed to a board with wheels on it.”

Fans are obviously disappointed that the Prince of Darkness won’t be making an appearance at the festival, but a lot are pouring in their messages of love and support for the poor bloke.

“I completely understand… Ozzy should just try enjoying his retirement and keep his health as good as possible,” one fan wrote.

“For decades this man has ran the grind the tours the traveling all that goes with rock n roll lifestyle. He’s done it all and more times than one can fathom. Ozzy will be awesome always.”

While another fan commented, “I'm not upset, but I am crying a little because you aren't healing as best as I thought you were. You owe us nothing! You've done enough for us for so many decades, you deserve to be with your family at this point in your life!”

We couldn’t agree with these comments more. We love ya Ozzy, but we understand that you need to kick your feet up for a while mate. 

In the meantime, voting for The Rock 2000 Countdown opens on Monday 17th July - who’s voting for some Ozzy/ Black Sabbath tracks?