Sonisphere Festival 2014: Pictures of Friday at Knebworth

The Prodigy headlined the main Apollo Stage on the opening night of Sonisphere 2014 at Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]

The Prodigy headlined the main Apollo Stage on the opening night of Sonisphere 2014 at Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]

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Sonisphere 2014 kicked off at Knebworth Park on Friday in glorious sunshine – and here’s a selection of pictures from the opening day of the rock and metal festival.

Sonisphere Festival regulars The Defiled opened the main Apollo Stage on Friday at Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]Sonisphere Festival regulars The Defiled opened the main Apollo Stage on Friday at Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]

The likes of electro pioneer Gary Numan, Southampton trio Band of Skulls, Finnish love-metallers HIM, chart-toppers Limp Bizkit and headliners The Prodigy all played the main stage at the Hertfordshire stately home.

Among the fans heading to the Apollo Stage to watch Limp Bizkit’s performance was Kids in America singer Kim Wilde, who was there with her family.

During their set, Fred Durst’s nu-metal rappers played their cover of George Michael’s Faith and My Generation.

Dance/rock titans The Prodigy closed the main stage proceedings.

Limp Bizkit playing the main Apollo Stage on the opening day of Sonisphere 2014 at Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]Limp Bizkit playing the main Apollo Stage on the opening day of Sonisphere 2014 at Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]

With Keith Flint and Maxim prowling the stage, the Essex band played a hit-laden show including favourites such as Poison, Omen, Voodoo People and number one hit Firestarter, as well as tracks from their forthcoming new album.

The Apollo stage was opened by The Defiled, who have appeared at every Sonisphere UK edition at Knebworth.

Meanwhile, over in the Bohemia tent thrash legends Anthrax played their Among The Living album in full ahead of their main stage appearance the following day.

* To see pictures from the opening day, click on the gallery above right.

* For the latest festival news, visit the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ Sonisphere Festival section here.

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