On February 1, 2007, the official Ozzfest website stated that on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 a "major announcement" concerning the 2007 Ozzfest would be made by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne at 11:00 a.m. PT at a Hotel in Century City, California. This event was going to be closed to the public but details would be made available as soon as they were known.
On February 7th, it was announced to the public that Ozzfest 2007 was going to be completely free of charge, calling this summer?
?s Ozzfest "free fest." The tour will begin in Los Angeles, the other Ozzfest tour cities as of now are San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Dallas, San Antonio, Kansas City, St Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Detroit, Pittsburgh, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Hartford, Charlotte, Atlanta, West Palm Beach, and Nashville.
"For the last few years," said Sharon, "ticket prices have steadily climbed as artists demand more and more money for summer tours. We certainly want everybody to make money, however we also want the kids to be able to afford to come out and have an incredible experience. If we continued with the traditional touring festival model, we would have no choice but to raise ticket prices again this year"
Tickets were available through sponsor websites, many of which were listed on www.ozzfest.com
Also announced was the news that Ozzy Osbourne will make his return to the headlining position on this year's main stage after surprising fans last year by changing some of his scheduled main stage appearances to the second stage, which he thought was a better way to get the crowd involved.
Due to the heavy load on Live Nation's secure servers, there have been issues with ticket redemption. The problem occurred on the peak hour of every venue's opening.
Another problem that has arisen from the ticket redemption process is now many "eBay scalpers" are charging fans to pay for the free tickets. According to a policy by Live Nation, tickets are not meant to be resold. Ebay has stated that they will be pulling all tickets for Ozzfest as soon as possible.
The day after the ticket redemption process, the official website went down while Live Nation pulled the remaining shows available for redemption off line for unknown reasons