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Festival News: Stone Temple Pilots and Linkin Park in Toronto; Ozzfest Docked in Dallas?

February 26, 2008 2:16 PM ET

The reunited Stone Temple Pilots have added another concert to their summer tour, picking up headlining duties at this year's Edgefest in Toronto on July 12th with Linkin Park, the Sam Roberts Band and the Bravery also on the bill. Edgefest becomes the second festival to book STP, joining Columbus, Ohio's Rock on the Range fest on May 17th. Last month, Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash predicted Weiland would leave VR to reunite with the group that gave him his big break.

The reunion seemed to be up in the air after Weiland made a trip to rehab in late January, but it was eventually confirmed with the announcement of the Ohio gig.

In other festival news, reports suggest that the heavy metal road show that is Ozzfest will potentially morph into a two day non-touring event in Dallas, TX, with the titular Ozzy Osbourne as the main attraction. The going-on-thirteen-summers-old portable festival is facing additional competition this summer from the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour, which touts Disturbed as its headliner. In 2007, Ozzfest offered free admission, with concertgoers procuring tickets through sponsors' websites.

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