Rock Sound Sonisphere secret sessions revealed

Sonisphere is excited to announce that Rock Sound magazine are presenting the Sonisphere Secret Sessions in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. These will be tiny shows with big bands from this year’s Sonisphere line-up, so far there are three events scheduled running throughout June and Jul.

The bands are so awesome that these shows will definitely sell out straight away, we can’t tell you who they are but what we can tell you is that the first event will be on June 15th at Kingston Peel, followed by June 27th at London Barfly, with a wrap party at Manchester Roadhouse on July 14th.

Keep an eye on and follow @rocksound, @sonisphere and @TeenageCancer on Twitter for band clues, on sale dates and further announcements.

Here’s some stuff about Teenage Cancer Trust:

Founded in 1990, Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity dedicated to providing the best support to young cancer sufferers in the UK. Each day six young adults are told they have cancer, this totals up to around 2,100 people per year. One day life is all about music, video games, homework and clubbing, the next it’s all about hospital wards and treatment. The Teenage Cancer Trust is not a government-funded charity so the 17 wards they’ve built throughout the country so far have been done through hard work and dedication. With an aim to build at least 16 more, hopefully every 13-24-year-old cancer patient will be able to receive treatment from one of the hi-tech TCT units. So what’s so important about these wards? It’s important that young people are given the opportunity to be treated on a ward with people their own age, the chance of survival is much higher if the patient is able to meet new people who they can relate to. The wards are kitted out with vending machines, games consoles, TVs, pool tables and loads more to give these young adults all the support and help they need.

Music is a huge factor in the way TCT raises money and awareness. Each year patron Roger Daltry, CBE, of The Who helps to organise the Royal Albert Hall shows you may have heard about. With massive acts like Muse, Bullet For My Valentine, Suede, JLS, Tinie Tempah and Them Crooked Vultures all performing in recent years, these events have managed to raise over £8.1 million so far. This is where Rock Sound’s Sonisphere Secret Sessions comes in… offering you the chance to see some massive bands in tiny venues, you’d be mad to miss these shows – and all for an excellent cause!

Get your free official festival guide with exclusive previews in the latest issue of Rock SOUND Magazine, on sale now!

Sonisphere Knebworth takes place 8th – 10th July 2011 at Knebworth House. For tickets and more info go to

Line Up:

The Big 4 – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax
Biffy Clyro

Bad Religion
All Time Low
The Answer
Arcane Roots
Arch Enemy
Black Breath
Blood Red Shoes
The Black Dahlia Murder
Black Spiders
Black Tide
Cancer Bats
Cavalera Conspiracy
Cerebral Ballzy
Cherri Bomb
The Crave
The Defiled
Demonic Resurrection
Diamond Head
Don Broco
Exit Ten
Four Year Strong
Glamour Of The Kill
Hammer Of The Gods
Hayseed Dixie
House Of Pain
In Flames
Japanese Voyeurs
Kids In Glass Houses
Killing Joke
Limp Bizkit
Lower Than Atlantis
The Mars Volta
Me Vs Hero
Mojo Fury
My Passion
No Americana
One Minute Silence
Orange Goblin
Panic Cell
Paradise Lost
Parkway Drive
Protest The Hero
Pulled Apart By Horses
Richard Cheese
Rise To Remain
Rival Sons
Rolo Tomassi
The Safety Fire
Saint Jude
Six Hour Sundown
Slam Cartel
Sons Of Icarus
Sonic Boom Six
Sum 41
The Sisters Of Mercy
Title Fight
The Treatment
The Virgin Marys
While She Sleeps
You And What Army
You Me At Six
Young Legionnaire

Comedy Line-Up:
Bill Bailey
Sean Hughes
Howard Marks
Brendon Burns
Andrew Maxwell
Andrew O Neill
Tiffany Stevenson
Bob Slayer
Jarred Christmas
Jason John Whitehead,
Jason Rouse
Jim Breuer
Jim Smallman

Plus Dj Sets From:
A1 Bassline
Stan Sb
Tek One


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