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Ossy Hoppe

Ossy Hoppe

Wizard Promotions (DE)

Ossy is the founder and MD of Wizard Promotions and has been in the business for over 40 years. 

He is regarded as having paved the path for hard rock in Germany, and  has worked for many years in management as well as in events on innumerable worldwide tours. He lived for several years in the USA, as well as in England. 

Ossy was born as the fourth child of a famous circus family and at the tender age of five was the youngest elephant trainer in the world in his parents' circus, Circus Busch and Circus Hagenbeck! According to Ossy, “There‘s only one difference between the rock business and the circus: the animals in the circus aren‘t as dangerous!" 

Over the years, Ossy has worked in different business areas with artists such as Aerosmith, Bee Gees, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, U2, Kiss, Sting, Five Finger Death Punch, Jamie Cullum, Garth Brooks, Guns N´ Roses, Adele, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Scorpions, Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Scorpions, Fleetwood Mac, just to name a few. 

Since 2012, his son Oliver has worked with him and the company´s portfolio shows, which combines international top stars as well as young talents on their way to the top.

In 2014 and 2015, Wizard promoted the six biggest single open-air concerts in German music history, at the Formula 1 track Hockenheimring, by the rock band Böhse Onkelz, with more than 550,000 people attending.