Sonisphere 2014 European festival dates and headliners confirmed

Metallica on stage Metallica on stage

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
10:07 PM

Organisers of rock festival Sonisphere have confirmed another five European dates for 2014.

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Metallica on stage [Picture: PG Brunelli]Metallica on stage [Picture: PG Brunelli]

The international touring festival returns to Knebworth Park from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6 next year.

Metallica and Iron Maiden will co-headline the three-day event as part of the music venue’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden will bring their hugely successful ‘Maiden England’ World Tour to a spectacular finale at the Hertfordshire stately home.

Sonisphere will also visit Germany on Wednesday, June 4, with Metallica topping the Hamburg line-up with their special “by request” set list.

Sonisphere crowd [Picture: PG Brunelli]Sonisphere crowd [Picture: PG Brunelli]

Today (Wednesday), promoters of the biggest pan-European event confirmed details of five more shows, with Sonisphere also stopping off in Poland, Norway, Finland, Switzerland and Italy in 2014.

Sonisphere Finland will take place in Helsinki on May 28 with Metallica and Slayer on the bill.

The festival makes its Norwegian debut in Oslo on June 1.

Sonisphere will also rock in Rome on July 1, with Metallica playing the Italian show.

The Sonisphere 2014 festival poster for Hamburg, GermanyThe Sonisphere 2014 festival poster for Hamburg, Germany

The roaming metal festival’s leg in Switzerland will take place at St Jakob-Park near Basel on Friday, July 4.

Metallica are also headlining this event, meaning they will be appearing at Knebworth on either Saturday, July 5 or Sunday, July 6.

Sonisphere Poland will return to Warsaw, home of the first Big 4 outing, on July 11.

Tickets are on sale now for the Knebworth festival via the Sonisphere website http://sonisphere.co.uk/

Early bird weekend tickets cost £170, with limited availability.

* 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 line-up news and ticket details.

* See this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times print edition, out now, for interviews with Sonisphere Festival supremo Stuart Galbraith and Knebworth House’s Martha Lytton Cobbold.

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