OZY Media announces OZY Fest Miami presented by TikTok, October 16-17
OZY Fest brings OZY’s New + Next editorial mission to life on four stages with over 50 game changers and change makers who are ahead of their time and worthy of yours for a celebration of bold change and big ideas . The festival, which was previously held at that of New York Central Park and sold 100,000 tickets with guests including John Legend, Trevor Noah, Issa Rae, Padma Lakshmi and President Joe biden, has been described as “TED meets Coachella“and”that of New York response to SXSW “for its unparalleled blend of thought leadership and entertainment.
“OZY Fest has been one of the most exciting manifestations of our journalism and the OZY spirit,” said Carlos watson, CEO and co-founder of OZY Media. “Bringing this festival together around this time and in my hometown of Miami is a personal and professional pleasure and honor. I can’t wait to bring together the most interesting and forward thinking thinkers, actors, creators and artists in this magical place for a weekend that promises to provoke, inspire and ignite the senses. . “
The festival will be live, with several simultaneous stages between 12 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET over two days, offering a combination of live music and comedic performances, thought leadership and debate, cooking demonstrations and interactive programming. VIP tickets will be available for purchase, allowing access to unique and exclusive experiences.
“We are thrilled to bring back OZY Fest,” said OZY COO and co-founder Samir rao. “After a year at home we can feel how ready people are to be together again and come together for important discussions that move change forward.”
“TikTok is home to a community of taste makers, innovators, cultural specialists and creative explorers,” said Cheryl Gresham, US Chief Marketing Officer, TikTok. “From entertainment to stimulating conversations and creative expression, OZY Fest aligns perfectly with what we celebrate and believe in as a platform. This partnership brings our communities together in a truly fun and exciting way.”
In addition to activating experimentally at OZY Fest Miami: “A Fresh Path Forward,” brands like Chevrolet, Walmart, and Famous Amos are also engaging audiences more meaningfully by participating in broader conversations about “at. what progress looks like, ”including bringing existing content projects like OZY’s“ Real Talk, Real Change ”series with Chevrolet to life at the festival.
OZY to announce initial OZY Fest lineup in August and tickets go on sale August 2nd. To see the latest information, including how to purchase VIP passes, please visit www.ozyfest.com.
OZY is a next-generation media and entertainment company that aims to help curious people see the world in a bigger and bolder way by introducing them to “the new and the next” – stories that defy convention, change society. perspectives and ignite ideas. Starting as a digital magazine in 2013, OZY has grown into a modern media company, delivering award-winning podcasts, 100,000-person festivals and Emmy-winning TV series with major networks including A + E, HISTORY, Lifetime , Amazon, Hulu, OWN, PBS and BBC. Hosted by a journalist and television host Carlos watson and co-founder Samir rao, OZY is based at Mountain View, California, and backed by leading Silicon Valley investors such as Emerson Collective, Marc Lasry, and others. Learn more at OZY.com. Follow OZY on Twitter on twitter.com/ozy, Facebook on facebook.com/ozy and Instagram on instagram.com/ozy.
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SOURCE OZY Media Inc