Sonisphere 2014 festival-goers wrestling with fancy dress theme for Knebworth

Wrestling will be the Friday fancy dress theme at this year's Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth

Wrestling will be the Friday fancy dress theme at this year's Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth

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Wrestling fans will be in their element at Knebworth’s Sonisphere music festival this summer with the event’s Friday night fancy dress theme announced.

Sonisphere 2014 line-up for KnebworthSonisphere 2014 line-up for Knebworth

The three-day hard rock and metal spectacular rolls into the grounds of Knebworth House from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6.

And there will be as much lycra on show off stage as there is on it as Team Sonisphere organisers have confirmed wrestling as the fancy dress theme for the opening day of the festival.

And grapple fans will also be able to watch a few bouts in the ring at Knebworth.

A statement from Team Sonisphere said: “In honour of our Wrestling Fancy Dress Theme, we’ve invited some of the cream of British wrestling to perform at Sonisphere with the guys from professional wrestling outfit Progress Wrestling set to take to the ring at Knebworth.

“Prepare for a choke-slam as champions like Jimmy Havoc, Rhia O’Reilly, Rampage Brown and Tommy End, who is the current WXW champion, descend on Knebworth.”

The main Apollo Stage stage at Sonisphere will be headlined by The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica.

Individual day and weekend tickets for Sonisphere 2014 are on sale now at www.sonisphere.co.uk

All campsites open Thursday. Check the Sonisphere website for further details.

The Sonisphere 2014 line-up so far is:

Friday

APOLLO STAGE:

* THE PRODIGY

* LIMP BIZKIT

* BAND OF SKULLS

* GARY NUMAN

* ANTI-FLAG

* THE DEFILED

BOHEMIA & OTHER STAGES:

* ELECTRIC WIZARD

* 65DAYSOFSTATIC

* ATARI TEENAGE RIOT

* DEVIL YOU KNOW

* BAM MARGERA’S

* YASHIN

* CARNIFEX

* LOSTALONE

* CANTERBURY

* TRC

* BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL

* HOUNDS

* LITTLE MATADOR

* MALEFICE

* GLASS CITY VICE

Saturday

APOLLO STAGE:

* IRON MAIDEN

* DEFTONES

* FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS

* ANTHRAX

* GHOST

SATURN STAGE:

* SLAYER

* CARCASS

* THE WINERY DOGS

* CHAS & DAVE

* ALESTORM

BOHEMIA & OTHER STAGES:

* THE SISTERS OF MERCY

* NEW MODEL ARMY

* DOG EAT DOG

* SEBASTIAN BACH

* THE VIRGINMARYS

* RECKLESS LOVE

* BLITZ KIDS

* BLEED FROM WITHIN

* STAMPIN GROUND

* VOODOO SIX

* THE HELL

Sunday

APOLLO STAGE:

* METALLICA

* ALICE IN CHAINS

* MASTODON

* AIRBOURNE

* DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT

* GOJIRA

SATURN STAGE:

* DREAM THEATER

* DROPKICK MURPHYS

* REEL BIG FISH

* KARNIVOOL

* PROTEST THE HERO

BOHEMIA & OTHER STAGES:

* THERAPY?

* BABYMETAL

* THE BRONX

* GALLOWS

* BO NINGEN

* CHIODOS

* KERBDOG

* TRASH TALK

* TRUCKFIGHTERS

* SILVERSTEIN

* THE CADILLAC THREE

* ONLY CRIME

* ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE

* DREGEN

* ITCH

* BEASTMILK

* KROKODIL

Across the weekend

* BLACK SPIDERS

* BROKEN HANDS

* COLLIBUS

* EMP!RE

* FORT HOPE

* GLAMOUR OF THE KILL

* THE HYPE THEORY

* THE LOUNGE KITTENS

* MAX RAPTOR

* THE ONE HUNDRED

* PALM READER

* RAGING SPEEDHORN

* TESSERACT

* THE SAFETY FIRE

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