July 30 2014 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Friday, March 14, 2014
Day tickets will go on sale for Knebworth music festival Sonisphere 2014 next week.
The three-day rock and metal event will return to the grounds of Knebworth House from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6. All campsites will open on the Thursday.
The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica will headline the festival, with the Sonisphere 2014 line-up also including Dream Theater, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Alice in Chains, Slayer, Mastodon, Anthrax and Airbourne.
Also playing across the weekend are The Sisters of Mercy, Chas & Dave, Dropkick Murphys, Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, Reel Big Fish and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls.
The fourth UK edition of Sonisphere will help celebrate 40 years of rock concerts at the Hertfordshire stately home.
So far only weekend tickets for the festival have been made available to the public.
But organisers have now revealed when day tickets will go on sale, along with news of when the festival day splits will be confirmed.
Sonisphere’s official Twitter handle, @Sonisphere, announced the news earlier today (Friday).
The festival tweeted: “Day Tickets and Day splits on sale Wednesday next week Wednesday 19th at 5pm”
* THE PRODIGY
* IRON MAIDEN
* ALICE IN CHAINS
* BLACK SPIDERS
* BLITZ KIDS
* BROKEN HANDS
* BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL
* CHAS & DAVE
* DEVIL YOU KNOW
* DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
* DOG EAT DOG
* DREAM THEATER
* DROPKICK MURPHYS
* ELECTRIC WIZARD
* FORT HOPE
* FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS
* GLAMOUR OF THE KILL
* LIMP BIZKIT
* MAX RAPTOR
* ONLY CRIME
* PALM READER
* PROTEST THE HERO
* RAGING SPEEDHORN
* RECKLESS LOVE
* REEL BIG FISH
* STAMPIN GROUND
* THE CADILLAC THREE
* THE DEFILED
* THE HELL
* THE HYPE THEORY
* THE ONE HUNDRED
* THE SAFETY FIRE
* THE SISTERS OF MERCY
* THE VIRGINMARYS
* VOODOO SIX
* WILKO JOHNSON
Of the stage splits so far known, dance rock titans The Prodigy will headline the opening Friday night, with Jacksonville nu-metallers Limp Bizkit their special guests on July 4 – American Independence Day.
British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden will top the main Apollo stage line-up on Saturday, July 5.
This date will bring the band’s acclaimed Maiden England World Tour to a close.
Deftones will be the sub-headliners, with huge Iron Maiden fan Frank Turner also expected to play on the second day of Sonisphere 2014.
American thrash metal giants Metallica will headline Sonisphere on the Sunday, playing a set chosen by their fans.
They will be joined on the main stage by Seattle favourites Alice in Chains.
Progressive metallers Dream Theater have been confirmed as Sunday’s headline act on the Saturn stage.
Sonisphere’s two main outdoor arenas – named Apollo and Saturn – alternate, ensuring there are no clashes on the two stages.
Camping tickets and weekend passes are already on sale, with the festival’s deposit scheme available until April 1.
Budding festival-goers have less than a month to reserve their tickets for an initial payment of just £50.
Check the official Sonisphere website at www.sonisphere.co.uk for further details.