Sonisphere unleashes metallic rock on Knebworth

Amanda Briggs | Thursday, 13 May 2010

Sonisphere unleashes metallic rock on Knebworth

Metal gods Iron Maiden and Rammstein will this year perform Knebworth's Sonisphere festival. They'll be joined by talent including Iggy & The Stooges, Slayer, Anthrax, Alice Cooper, and the stunningly brilliant live act Pendulum.

The bash will take place at Knebworth House on 30th July - 1st August this year.

Revellers are also this year promised the benefit of free music downloads, included in the weekend ticket price of £132.50, thanks to a sponsorship deal with online music service we7.

2010 will see a unique collaboration with Bizarre, the world's biggest alternative lifestyle and culture magazine. As curators of the Bohemia tent on Friday 30th July, Bizarre will bring their unique brand of the weird, decadent and downright freaky to Knebworth.

For one night only the tent will be transformed into a crazy fantastical world where anything can happen. One thing can be guaranteed: with rock and metal bands, amazing sideshow acts, outrageous DJs and a specially designed interior, the Bohemia tent is going to be wild.

Currently confirmed acts:

IRON MAIDEN **
RAMMSTEIN *
ALICE COOPER *
ALICE IN CHAINS **
ALL FORGOTTEN
ANTHRAX *
APOCALYPTICA *
THE BENDAL INTERLUDE
BIGELF
BOW AND ARROW
BRING ME THE HORIZON *
BURY TOMORROW
CHICKENHAWK
CKY *
THE CULT *
DEAF HAVANA
DELAIN *
DIR EN GREY *
THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER
EUROPE
EVILE
FAILSAFE
FAMILY FORCE 5
FEAR FACTORY
FIGHTSTAR
FIREBUG
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
GALLOWS
THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND
HEAVEN'S BASEMENT
HENRY ROLLINS (SPOKEN WORD) *
IGGY & THE STOOGES *
INME
KARNIVOOL *
KATATONIA
KELLERMENSCH
LACUNA COIL *
MADINA LAKE
ME VS HERO
MÖTLEY CRÜE **
MUNICIPAL WASTE
PAPA ROACH *
PENDULUM
PLACEBO *
POLAR BEAR CLUB
RENEGADES
RINOA
RISE TO REMAIN
SABATON *
SICK OF IT ALL
SKUNK ANANSIE
SLAYER *
SOULFLY
TEK ONE
TERRORVISION
THERAPY? **
TURISAS
THE UNION
WHILE SHE SLEEPS
THEWORLDONFIRE

** Only UK performance of 2010
* Exclusive UK festival performance

With comedy from:

ANDREW O'NEILL
JARRED CHRISTMAS
SEAN HUGHES
TIM MINCHIN