For the first time ever, Ozzfest is debuting in Japan this weekend.
OZZFEST JAPAN, hold by the Osbourne couple,partnered with Japanese promoter, Hayashi International Promotion (HIP) takes place at Makuhari Messe on May 11 and May 12, 2013.
[Ozzfest Japan 2013]
Saturday & Sunday, May 11th & 12th, 2013
@ Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex Hall 9-11
Doors open 10am, event starts at 12:00pm
* wrist band trade-in time: 9am~
One-day Ticket (standing) ¥14,000 (tax included)
Two-day Ticket (standing) ¥27,000 (tax included)
OZZFEST JAPAN line up will be co-headlined by Grammy Award winning multi-platinum rockers SLIPKNOT. According to the official web, SLIPKNOT was the highlight of the first day show on May 11. Besides Slipknot, other bands such as SLASH, DEFTONES, MAXIMUM THE HORMONE, MOMOIRO CLOVER Z, MAN WITH A MISSION, GALNERYUS, NAMBA 69, Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas, THE TREATMENT, and Crossfaith rocked the stage on the OZZFEST first day. Not to forget, the two bands who opened the show was KNOCK OUT MONKEY and ARTEMA.
Meanwhile the second day, BLACK SABBATH will be the highlight. Along with BLACK SABBATH, TOOL, STONE SOUR, DIR EN GREY, NINGEN-ISU, STEEL PANTHER, AA=, MUCC, ANTHEM, and coldrain rocked the stage. The opening act on the second day were HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT and fade.
According to the twitter shouting about the festival, the crowd were massive and they were having a rocking night.
However, in the first day, the one and only idol girls, who seemed out of schemed, performed on the stage. They really gave a refreshment. Momoiro Clover Z started decorating the stage with colorful costumes. Many fans anticipated Momoclo participation since their visual design on their 2nd full album had a similar vibe to Slipknot.
‘OVERTURE’ was appeared in loud sound. They started to open their act with ‘Pinky Jones’ in hyper mode. Strong dance and voice charmed the whole audience, and they even continued getting hyper when they started to sing ‘Ikuze! Kaitou shoujo’. The excitement of the audience can be figured by how they dance in the front seats. Momoiro Clover Z sang 5 songs in total,including Kuroi Shuumatsu, Rodo Sanka, and Moretsu uchuu kokyo kyoku dai nana gakusho [mugen no ai]. They really get positive applause from the audience.
According to an article in Barks, “Momoclo’s style goes very well with heavy metal, and they have had an impressive performance at [Summer Sonic] in the past. It can be said that they are part of the numerous rock bands that represent the industry in this day and time, and it will be exciting to see how they will do in the future”.
Looking forward how Momoclo will evolve in near future!