Sky Arts to screen Sonisphere 2014 Knebworth festival highlights

Metallica headlined the main stage at Sonisphere 2014 in Knebworth Park on the Sunday [Picture: Sonisphere]

Metallica headlined the main stage at Sonisphere 2014 in Knebworth Park on the Sunday [Picture: Sonisphere]

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Sky Arts will be showing highlights from Knebworth rock festival Sonisphere 2014 later this month.

The Sonisphere 2014 festival's main stage at Knebworth from the air [Picture: National Police Air Service – Boreham]The Sonisphere 2014 festival's main stage at Knebworth from the air [Picture: National Police Air Service – Boreham]

The three-day metal extravaganza returned to the grounds of Hertfordshire stately home Knebworth House at the beginning of July.

The international touring festival was headlined by The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica.

And live footage from the fourth UK edition of Sonisphere will be screened on satellite channel Sky Arts on Friday, August 22 at 9pm.

A Sonisphere Facebook posting today (Monday) confirmed the news.

Bruce Dickinson, of Saturday headliners Iron Maiden, on the main Apollo Stage at Sonisphere 2014 in Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]Bruce Dickinson, of Saturday headliners Iron Maiden, on the main Apollo Stage at Sonisphere 2014 in Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]

A Facebook status update said: “It seems we have a date for the Highlights: Sky Arts 22nd August 9pm”

As well as the three headliners, the Sonisphere line-up over the weekend included the likes of Limp Bizkit, Gary Numan, Slayer, Deftones, Mastodon, Anthrax, Airbourne, Alice in Chains and Frank Turner.

Chart-topping Firestarter group The Prodigy topped the bill at Knebworth Park on the opening Friday night.

The Saturday line-up at Sonisphere boasted the first UK performance by Japanese group Babymetal, while Anthrax also put in their second appearance of the weekend.

After frontman Bruce Dickinson had taken to the skies as part of a World War One dogfight above the Knebworth festival site, headliners Iron Maiden completed their Maiden England world tour.

Metal legends Metallica stole the show on the closing Sunday night.

The American thrash metal veterans rounded off the main Apollo Stage proceedings with their By Request set chosen by ticket holders.

Metallica’s set featured tracks such as Master of Puppets, One, Nothing Else Matters and Enter Sandman.

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

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