Korn were reportedly offered the headline spot at Ozzfest this year because neither Sabbath nor Ozzy will be headlining.
But the band turned down the offer because, as Korn guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer explained “we did get an offer to do Ozzfest, but it fell through fast because we’re wanting to do our own festival. I think it’s time for us to start making those plans for the future and it would’ve been just settling. It’s important for us to establish ourselves and our own fans.”
The band are no strangers to promoting their own festival format tour having headlined their own Family Values package in 1998 with Rammstein, Limp Bizkit and Ice Cube.
Metallica have also reportedly been approached to headline this summer’s Ozzfest.