Sonisphere 2014 festival line-up: Another 11 bands to be announced for Knebworth

Babymetal will make their UK debut at Sonisphere Festival 2014 at Knebworth Babymetal will make their UK debut at Sonisphere Festival 2014 at Knebworth

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
10:24 AM

After announcing the UK debut of Japanese viral sensations Babymetal, another 11 bands will be confirmed for Knebworth’s Sonisphere 2014 festival line-up today (Wednesday).

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The three-day rock and metal event returns to the grounds of Knebworth House from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6, with The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica headlining.

Team Sonisphere confirmed the addition of Japan’s Babymetal yesterday (Tuesday).

Since uploading latest single Gimme Chocolate less than two months ago, the teenage trio’s blend of pop and heavy metal has generated more than 5.6 million views on YouTube.

They will play the Bohemia tent at Sonisphere Knebworth on the Sunday.

A statement yesterday from organisers added: “Look out for another announcement with eleven more bands tomorrow at 5pm.”

Individual day and weekend tickets for the international touring festival’s UK leg are on sale now at www.sonisphere.co.uk

The Sonisphere 2014 stage line-ups and day splits announced so far are printed below.

FRIDAY, JULY 4

APOLLO STAGE:

* THE PRODIGY

* LIMP BIZKIT

* BAND OF SKULLS

* GARY NUMAN

* ANTI-FLAG

* THE DEFILED

BOHEMIA & OTHER STAGES:

* ELECTRIC WIZARD

* 65DAYSOFSTATIC

* DEVIL YOU KNOW

* BAM MARGERA’S

* YASHIN

* CARNIFEX

* BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL

* HOUNDS

* LITTLE MATADOR

SATURDAY, JULY 5

APOLLO STAGE:

* IRON MAIDEN

* DEFTONES

* FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS

* ANTHRAX

* GHOST

SATURN STAGE:

* SLAYER

* CARCASS

* THE WINERY DOGS

* CHAS & DAVE

* ALESTORM

BOHEMIA & OTHER STAGES:

* THE SISTERS OF MERCY

* NEW MODEL ARMY

* DOG EAT DOG

* SEBASTIAN BACH

* WILKO JOHNSON

* THE VIRGINMARYS

* RECKLESS LOVE

* BLITZ KIDS

* STAMPIN GROUND

* TURBOWOLF

* VOODOO SIX

* THE HELL

SUNDAY, JULY 6

APOLLO STAGE:

* METALLICA

* ALICE IN CHAINS

* MASTODON

* AIRBOURNE

* DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT

* GOJIRA

SATURN STAGE:

* DREAM THEATER

* DROPKICK MURPHYS

* REEL BIG FISH

* KARNIVOOL

* PROTEST THE HERO

BOHEMIA & OTHER STAGES:

* THE BRONX

* GALLOWS

* BABYMETAL

* CHIODOS

* KERBDOG

* TRUCKFIGHTERS

* SILVERSTEIN

* THE CADILLAC THREE

* ONLY CRIME

* ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE

* ITCH

* KROKODIL

ALSO PLAYING ACROSS THE WEEKEND:

* BROKEN HANDS

* BLACK SPIDERS

* COLLIBUS

* EMP!RE

* FORT HOPE

* GLAMOUR OF THE KILL

* THE HYPE THEORY

* THE LOUNGE KITTENS

* MAX RAPTOR

* THE ONE HUNDRED

* PALM READER

* RAGING SPEEDHORN

* TESSERACT

* THE SAFETY FIRE

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