July 30 2014 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Monday, May 5, 2014
The international touring three-day rock and metal bash returns to the grounds of Knebworth House from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6.
The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica will headline the main stage at Sonisphere 2014, with the line-up also including the likes of Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Dream Theater, Gary Numan, Frank Turner, Slayer, The Sisters of Mercy, Alice in Chains and Chas & Dave.
Sonisphere 2014 coincides with the 40th anniversary of live music at the legendary Hertfordshire rock venue, and to celebrate, some very special events will be taking place over the course of the weekend.
One of these is classic album playbacks in partnership with Jägermeister.
Between 10am and 4pm on the Saturday and Sunday, festival-goers will be able to enjoy albums from all three of this year’s main stage headliners, plus other legendary LPs by bands from the rich 40-year history of Knebworth.
Titles will include Iron Maiden classic Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, Pink Floyd’s seminal The Dark Side of the Moon, The Prodigy’s The Fat of the Land, and Metallica’s The Black Album, with more to be announced.
These will be played in full, with an introduction to each by a suitably passionate expert before the playback, in exclusive sessions that festival-goers can sign up for during the course of the weekend.
At the other end of the spectrum, silent disco will also return to Sonisphere’s UK leg at Knebworth.
A statement from Team Sonisphere said: “We are extremely pleased to announce the return of Silent Arena’s hugely popular Silent Disco to Sonisphere this summer as part of the late-night entertainment.”
The Silent Disco will run on every night of the festival, including the Thursday, and will feature the Silent Arena resident DJs.
It’ll also be a Jäger-fuelled affair, with Jägermeister hosting the Silent Disco in the Jägermeister tent, which includes its own bar.
Sonisphere organisers added: “So grab a pair of cans, knock back a pint, or some ice-cold Jäger, and sing to your heart’s content with the added luxury of not being able to hear anyone else singing – or yourself for that matter.”
* Individual day and weekend tickets for Sonisphere 2014 are on sale now at www.sonisphere.co.uk