Sonisphere 2014 festival highlights on Sky Arts

PUBLISHED: 14:51 03 August 2014 | UPDATED: 20:20 17 August 2014

Airbourne rocking the main stage at Sonisphere Festival 2014 on the Sunday in Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]

Airbourne rocking the main stage at Sonisphere Festival 2014 on the Sunday in Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]

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Highlights from Knebworth rock festival Sonisphere 2014 will be screened on Sky Arts later this month.

Alice in Chains playing the Apollo Stage at Sonisphere Festival 2014 on the Sunday in Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]Alice in Chains playing the Apollo Stage at Sonisphere Festival 2014 on the Sunday in Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]

The international touring rock and metal extravaganza returned to the grounds of Knebworth House for the fourth time last month.

The three-day festival was headlined by The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica.

The line-up over the weekend also included the likes of Limp Bizkit, Slayer, Deftones, Mastodon, Anthrax, Airbourne, Alice in Chains and Frank Turner.

Live footage from the UK leg of Sonisphere will be aired on satellite channel Sky Arts.

Answering when the Sonisphere programme will be screened, the official Sky Arts Facebook page replied: “We’re working on late August at the moment – keep your eyes peeled for exact dates soon!”

The Prodigy topped the bill at Knebworth Park on the opening night and rattled through their biggest hits, including Breathe and Firestarter.

The Saturday at Sonisphere boasted the first UK performance by Japanese group Babymetal, while Anthrax made their second appearance of the weekend.

Headliners Iron Maiden later completed their Maiden England world tour – after frontman Bruce Dickinson had taken part in a World War One dogfight above the Knebworth festival site.

American metal legends Metallica stole the show on the Sunday night.

The thrash veterans closed the main Apollo Stage with their By Request set chosen by ticket holders.

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

Organisers are planning next year’s festival, although no dates have been confirmed yet and no acts have been announced.

After last month’s 2014 festival, Sonisphere founder Stuart Galbraith said: “We’re already working hard on lining up headliners for 2015 and will make further announcements in due course.”

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

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  • I hope they will broadcast Babymetal

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    Jean-François Cloutier

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