Sonisphere Festival headliners at Knebworth in pictures

Rammstein on the Apollo stage at Sonisphere

Rammstein on the Apollo stage at Sonisphere

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Ahead of Monday’s Sonisphere 2014 line-up announcement, here’s a look back at previous Knebworth music festival headliners.

The Big 4 jamming on stage together during Metallica's headline performance at Sonisphere 2011 (Picture: PG Brunelli]The Big 4 jamming on stage together during Metallica's headline performance at Sonisphere 2011 (Picture: PG Brunelli]

The inaugural Sonisphere at Knebworth House in 2009 was headlined by Linkin Park and Metallica.

School’s Out shock-rocker Alice Cooper, German industrial metallers and pyrotechnic lovers Rammstein and heavy metal legends Iron Maiden topped the bill at the Hertfordshire stately home in 2010.

Thrash metal’s Big 4 – Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth – opened the sold-out 2011 festival on the Friday.

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro and masked Iowa metallers Slipknot headlined the following two days.

Iron Maiden headlining Sonisphere 2010 at Knebworth HouseIron Maiden headlining Sonisphere 2010 at Knebworth House

After two years away, rock and metal fans will discover on Monday evening who will top the bill at Sonisphere 2014 to mark 40 years of music festivals at Knebworth Park.

Click on the picture gallery link above to see pictures from previous Sonisphere festivals at Knebworth.

* Keep checking back at the Welwyn Hatfield Times website http://www.whtimes.co.uk/what-s-on – the festival’s local newspaper – for the latest news on Sonisphere 2014.

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