July 23 2014 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Sunday, April 20, 2014
More acts have been added to the Sonisphere 2014 bill with the Knebworth music festival’s comedy line-up announced.
Organisers of the three-day rock and metal event at Knebworth Park have confirmed the comedy line-up for the bash taking place over the weekend of Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6.
There will be seven comedians performing each day on the Saturday and Sunday at Sonisphere 2014.
Hosting the Saturday fun is Sunderland-born Mat Reed, with a comedic cast including Fin Taylor, Alfie Brown, UK improve troupe Noise Next Door, John Hastings, Sonisphere favourite Andrew O’Neill and John Robertson.
Metalhead O’Neill takes over hosting duties on the Sunday, with Matt Rees, Pat Cahill, Mat Ewins, Rob Deering and Jim Smallman completing the line-up.
The main outdoor stage, Apollo, will be headlined by The Prodigy on the Friday night.
British heavy metal veterans Iron Maiden will headline on the Saturday, with American thrash metal legends Metallica closing the festival on the Sunday.
This year’s Sonisphere, the fourth to take place in the UK, will help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Knebworth House hosting rock concerts.