Ozzy Osbourne Shines Light on Decision to Step Back from Power Trip Festival

Ozzy Osbourne’s anticipated return to the stage for Power Trip is regrettably withdrawn.

In an unexpected twist, the beloved Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, has chosen to withdraw from the highly anticipated Power Trip festival in Indio, California this October. With an array of iconic performers such as Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Metallica, and Tool taking the stage, Osbourne’s absence comes as a surprising turn of events.

Initially slated to close out the festival’s second night, right after AC/DC’s much-anticipated return with Brian Johnson, Osbourne now shares his heartfelt statement shedding light on his decision. While fans were eagerly awaiting his triumphant comeback, the legendary metal icon reveals that the timing simply isn’t right for him at this moment.


Optimistic as ever, Osbourne had planned to make his grand return to the spotlight in the summer of 2024. However, the allure of performing at Power Trip enticed him to seize the opportunity.

Unfortunately, fate had different plans in store, as Osbourne’s own body spoke loud and clear, acknowledging that he’s not fully prepared to deliver the extraordinary experience he envisions for his long-awaited comeback.

With an unwavering dedication to his craft and an unyielding pride matching the intensity of his music, Osbourne refuses to settle for anything less than perfection. After an absence of nearly five years, he wants his grand re-entrance to be nothing short of spectacular, an embodiment of the passion and artistry that have defined his illustrious career.

While the news may initially disappoint his devoted fans, there is a glimmer of hope. Osbourne assures us that the void left by his absence will be filled by a remarkable band, soon to be revealed.

Personally chosen by the Prince of Darkness himself, these cherished companions possess the ability to ignite the stage and captivate the hearts of all in attendance. Rest assured, disappointment will have no place within their powerful performance.

Expressing heartfelt gratitude, Osbourne takes a moment to acknowledge his loyal legion of fans, his dedicated bandmates, and his unwavering crew. Their unwavering support has been a beacon of light throughout his journey, shining brightly during even the darkest times. Osbourne remains eternally grateful for their unwavering devotion.

In parting, Ozzy Osbourne bids farewell with a promise of a swift return. With love emanating from his heart and blessings on his lips, he leaves us with the profound sentiment, “God Bless.”

Though we must bid adieu to this moment we had eagerly anticipated, we find solace in the knowledge that Osbourne will rise once more, prepared to reclaim his throne and captivate audiences once again.

Until then, we eagerly await the day when the Prince of Darkness will grace us with his triumphant return, ready to fill our hearts with unparalleled joy and exhilaration.

Read Ozzy’s official staement below:


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,