As first tipped here last week, Korn, Disturbed, and Marilyn Manson will headline Ozzfest 2003, which kicks off its eighth edition June 28 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio, Texas. F

As first tipped here last week, Korn, Disturbed, and Marilyn Manson will headline Ozzfest 2003, which kicks off its eighth edition June 28 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio, Texas. Fest father Ozzy Osbourne and Chevelle will also be on the main stage of the 28-date tour, details of which were unveiled today (Feb. 18) at the Osbourne family's Los Angeles-area home.

Ticket prices are expected to average $50 apiece, the same as last year's Ozzfest. In a new twist, a limited number of $10 lawn tickets will be sold at tour venues beginning in March. According to festival organizer Sharon Osbourne, this bargain pricing strategy will ensure Ozzfest will still be heard amid the bevy of other rock summer tours, including the returning Lollapalooza and the Metallica/Linkin Park/Limp Bizkit Summer Sanitarium outing.

"We always try to keep the pricing down. We haven't raised them anywhere," Sharon said. "Everyone is short of money these days. Even I am." When asked about all the competition, her husband Ozzy Osbourne chimed in, "There's enough room for everybody." Added Marilyn Manson, "Ozzfest has the best bands. You know what you're going to get: Ozzy guarantees."

Second stage acts include Cradle Of Filth, Trust Company, Finger Eleven, Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage, Nothingface, Hotwire, Twisted Method, Unloco, Grade 8, and Memento. North American Shows will wrap Aug. 28 at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., although Sharon Osbourne confirmed the tour will hit a few European markets in or around September. England, Germany, Scandinavia, and Holland are among the areas in contention.

Here is the 2003 Ozzfest itinerary:

June 28: San Antonio (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
June 29: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Center)
July 2: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
July 3: San Diego (Coors Amphitheatre)
July 5: Devore, Calif. (Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion)
July 8: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
July 9: Sacramento, Calif. (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
July 12: Seattle (White River Amphitheatre)
July 15: Marilyn Heights, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)
July 17: Bonner Springs, Kan. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 19: Minneapolis (Float Rite Park)
July 20: Tinley Park, Ill. (Tweeter Center)
July 22: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
July 24: Detroit (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
July 30: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
July 31: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 2: East Troy, Wisc. (Alpine Valley)
Aug. 3: Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Amphitheatre)
Aug. 5: Scranton, Pa. (Montage Mountain)
Aug. 7: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
Aug. 9: Hartford, Conn. (Meadows Music Theatre)
Aug. 11: Buffalo, N.Y. (Darien Lake)
Aug. 14: Boston (Tweeter Center)
Aug. 18: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 22: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion)
Aug. 24: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 26: Atlanta (Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre)
Aug. 28: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Coral Sky Amphitheatre)