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Sonisphere pushes the bar with new acts

New acts include Airbourne and Alice In Chains.


Back on form Sonisphere 2014 is set to be an event not to be missed this summer. Taking place between 4th-6th July in the beautiful setting that is Knebworth House, Sonisphere has already revealed The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica as their headline acts. Further to this a first wave of heavyweight artists has been added to the line-up, Australian rockers Airbourne are amongst those. The Aussies who’s hits include Stand Up For Rock N Roll, Runnin Wild, Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast and also single Live It Up are ready to take Knebworth by storm. Singer and guitarist Joel O’Keefe’s says: “Us four guys are seriously fired up and chomping at the bit to bring the ‘Black Dog Barking’ Tour to Knebworth. With monumental metal juggernauts Iron Maiden and Metallica coming to shake Knebworth to the core along with Bruce Dickinson also announcing it will be the last concert of the ‘Maiden England’ tour this is a rock’n’roll event in time that can’t be missed. We are deeply honored to have the green light for an Airbourne/Knebworth assault, to get out there on Knebworth’s hallowed ground in front of that sea of heavy metal maniacs and give them every ounce of blood sweat and energy we got… And afterwards we’ll grab a case of ice cold Trooper ale’s and watch the best heavy metal bands of all time! See ya there!”

Making their only UK appearance at this year’s Sonisphere festival are Alice In Chains. Lead vocalist and guitarist William DuVall comments, “We’re very excited to be playing once again at Sonisphere, particularly as this year has us joining our longtime friends in Metallica. It should be a fun ride for everyone – both on and off the stage.”

Also on the bill are Swedish doom-rockers Ghost, which are one of the most talked-about bands of recent years with their stage presence and memorable shows. This will also be Ghost’s only UK festival performance.

Further acts include French progressive-metallers Gojira who toured with the likes of Trivium, Lamb of Goad, Machine Head and Metallica and joining them will be Aussies Karnivool and Mastodon.

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Previously announced acts include The Prodigy, Metallica and Iron Maiden.

Early Bird Weekend tickets for Sonisphere 2014 are on sale now for £170 (limited availability). The deposit scheme will be running from now til April, which means fans are able to reserve their tickets for an initial payment of just £50.
Campsites open Thursday.

So far the line-up looks like this:

Main acts:

The Prodigy – Iron Maiden – Metallica
Other acts include:
Alice In Chains

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