Sonisphere 2014 line-up announcement this week for Knebworth festival

Sonisphere at night [Picture: PG Brunelli]

Sonisphere at night [Picture: PG Brunelli]

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Organisers of Sonisphere 2014 will this week announce more acts for this summer’s music festival in Knebworth Park.

Sonisphere 2014 line-up poster with day and stage splitsSonisphere 2014 line-up poster with day and stage splits

The three-day rock and metal extravaganza will return to the grounds of Knebworth House from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6.

Headlined by The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica, the UK leg of the international touring festival will help celebrate the iconic Hertfordshire venue’s rock history.

The likes of Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Frank Turner, Anthrax, Slayer, The Sisters of Mercy, Gary Numan, Alice In Chains and Dream Theater are also on the bill.

Team Sonisphere member and Kili Live booker Alan Day (@alandayrocks) confirmed yesterday (Sunday) via his Twitter feed that there will be a new line-up announcement this week.

Taking to the micro-blogging site, he tweeted: “hard at work on a Sunday preparing our @sonisphere announcements this week.”

Sonisphere’s official Twitter feed tweeted today (Monday): “.@alandayrocks worked all weekend and we now have an announcement on wednesday. Thanks Alan..”

The band announcement will be made at 5pm on Wednesday, April 9.

Sonisphere’s comedy line-up is also due to be announced soon.

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

The Sonisphere 2014 stage line-ups and day splits announced so far are printed below.

FRIDAY, JULY 4

APOLLO STAGE:

* THE PRODIGY

* LIMP BIZKIT

* BAND OF SKULLS

* GARY NUMAN

* ANTI-FLAG

* THE DEFILED

BOHEMIA & OTHER STAGES:

* ELECTRIC WIZARD

* 65DAYSOFSTATIC

* DEVIL YOU KNOW

* BAM MARGERA

* YASHIN

* CARNIFEX

* BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL

* HOUNDS

* LITTLE MATADOR

SATURDAY, JULY 5

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

* WILKO JOHNSON

* THE VIRGINMARYS

* RECKLESS LOVE

* BLITZ KIDS

* STAMPIN GROUND

* TURBOWOLF

* VOODOO SIX

* THE HELL

SUNDAY, JULY 6

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:

* THE BRONX

* GALLOWS

* CHIODOS

* KERBDOG

* BLACK SPIDERS

* TRUCKFIGHTERS

* SILVERSTEIN

* THE CADILLAC THREE

* ONLY CRIME

* ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE

* ITCH

* KROKODIL

ALSO PLAYING ACROSS THE WEEKEND:

* 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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