Knebworth stages rock exhibition after Sonisphere 2014 festival

Ed Lytton Cobbold, who is on the bill at Sonisphere 2014 at Knebworth House, stands next to a poster depicting the musical history of the house from 1974

Ed Lytton Cobbold, who is on the bill at Sonisphere 2014 at Knebworth House, stands next to a poster depicting the musical history of the house from 1974

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An exhibition of rock memorabilia will go on display at Knebworth House this summer to mark the venue’s 40th anniversary of staging live music.

Sonisphere Festival 2014 dates for Knebworth HouseSonisphere Festival 2014 dates for Knebworth House

Since 1974, Knebworth Park has played host to some of rock’s biggest and best performances, including festival Sonisphere in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

To celebrate 40 years of concerts at the Hertfordshire stately home, Knebworth House has expanded its existing collection of memorabilia with rare and exclusive items.

With a rock history encompassing Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Genesis and many more, this will be a must for rock fans and music aficionados.

Throughout July and August, members of the public will be able to see the exhibition at the house.

Ed Lytton Cobbold, who is on the bill at Sonisphere 2014 at Knebworth House, stands next to a poster depicting the musical history of the house from 1974 and the poster for the original 1974 billEd Lytton Cobbold, who is on the bill at Sonisphere 2014 at Knebworth House, stands next to a poster depicting the musical history of the house from 1974 and the poster for the original 1974 bill

For a glimpse of who has played the famous venue, visit the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ interactive Knebworth rock history timeline here.

The 40 Years of the Greatest Rock Venue exhibition can be viewed during Knebworth House open days between noon and 4pm.

It costs £12 for adults and £11.50 for seniors and children to visit the house, with the price including access to the Gardens, Park, Dinosaur Trail and Adventure Playground, as well as the rock exhibition.

More information can be found via the Knebworth House website at www.knebworthhouse.com

Heavy rock festival Sonisphere 2014 returns to Knebworth from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6, with The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica headlining the main stage.

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