OZY Fest Ripped Off Ozzy’s Namesake!!!
10/18/2017 3:15 PM PDT
Someone’s trying to make a buck off Ozzy Osbourne‘s name and his long-running concert festival … according to a new lawsuit.
Ozzy’s company’s unleashing their lawyers on a Central Park music event called OZY Fest — short for OZY Fusion Fest — which went down this past July and featured acts like Jason Derulo and Talib Kweli. Despite the name … rock’s Prince of Darkness, Ozzy, was NOT part of the lineup.
According to the suit, Ozzfest — which has been a thing for more than 20 years — fired off a cease and desist letter, warning that the event, and its logo, were confusing music fans. OZY Fest claimed it wasn’t a concert, and more of a “media-focused event” — whatever that means.
Team Ozzy’s calling BS, especially because OZY Fest’s own website describes it as an “all-day party that brings together incredible music.” So, yeah … just like Ozzy’s incredibly popular and already established festival.
Ozzfest is suing to prevent an encore use of the name, and for profits from that July show.