Sonisphere Festival 2014 European tour begins

Metallica will headline Sonisphere 2014 at Knebworth House [Picture: PG Brunelli]

Metallica will headline Sonisphere 2014 at Knebworth House [Picture: PG Brunelli]

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The Sonisphere Festival’s 2014 European tour kicks off today (Wednesday).

The international touring festival returns to Knebworth House from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6.

The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica will headline the three-day rock and metal bash in the grounds of the Hertfordshire stately home.

Before then, the Sonisphere machine kicks off today – Wednesday, May 28 – in Helsinki.

Sonisphere Finland, at Hietaniemi Beach, will feature performances from Gojira, Ghost, Mastodon, Danzig, Slayer and headliners Metallica with their ‘By Request’ set.

The travelling festival heads to Valle Hovin, in Oslo, for Sonisphere Norway on June 1.

The sold-out Sonisphere Germany takes place at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg on Wednesday, June 4, with Metallica once again topping the bill.

Rock in Rome, the Italian leg of Sonisphere, takes place on Tuesday, July 1.

Sonisphere’s UK leg is back at Knebworth Park from July 4-6.

Sonisphere Switzerland also takes place over the same weekend on Friday, July 4 at St Jakobspark in Basel.

The final date on the Sonisphere 2014 calendar is in Warsaw, Poland, on July 11.

* For the latest Sonisphere line-up news, visit the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ Sonisphere section.

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