Sonisphere add more bands

Sonisphere Festival Knebworth boasts exclusive headline appearances from Iron Maiden and Rammstein, plus Friday night headliner Alice Cooper, Iggy & The Stooges, Slayer, Anthrax, Pendulum and more – with over 140 bands set to play – many of whom you will only see at Knebworth this summer. With a wealth of musical, comedic and other entertaining talent on offer, plus free music downloads for every ticket holder, the £132.50 weekend ticket price – which unlike most festivals carries NO BOOKING FEE – is hands down the best value for money out there.

Now, with less than 6 weeks to go, Sonisphere has announced a further 10 acts to the already stellar line up.

Hot off the US Bamboozle roadshow, Good Charlotte will take to the APOLLO stage on Saturday straight after Papa Roach and before Placebo for an exclusive festival appearance. Armed with a plethora of catchy tunes, the US Pop-Punksters have 4 UK top 10 singles under their studded belts, making them one of the biggest bands in the world of punk.

With hits such as “The River” – which was recorded with 2009 Sonisphere guests Avenged Sevenfold’s M Shadows and Synester Gates – “Girls & Boys”, “The Anthem”, “Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous” and “Predictable”, there’s no excuse not to sing along at Good Charlotte’s only UK festival appearance of 2010.

Another festival exclusive comes in the form of comedian Brian Posehn’s debut UK performance at Sonisphere Comedy. You’ll recognise Brian from “The Office – An American Workplace”, as well as his recently released music video “Metal By Numbers”. The funnyman – who has appeared in films such as “The Devils Rejects” and “Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer” and programs including “Just Shoot Me”, “Seinfeld” and “Friends” – looks forward to his first UK performance:

‘’As an American metal head it’s long been a dream of mine to attend one of the UK’s famous summer music festivals, the fact that I get to make my UK debut at Sonisphere is insanely cool. To be on the same bill as Maiden and Anthrax is a metal nerd dream I never thought would come true. Sonisphere Knebworth is sure to be a three day metal nerdgasm’’

A further 8 bands have also been confirmed, including exclusive appearances from US noisemakers Converge and sludge metallers Kylesa, who both fly in from the States to dish out the decibels on Bohemia and Red Bull stages respectively.

There are also some very welcome additions to the Jagermeister stage. As well as sets from Tiger Please, Little London and Out Of Sight, we can confirm a very special headline appearance from reformed metal heroes Earthtone 9 on the Saturday. The band are also offering a free 16 track download to jog people’s memories and familiarise themselves with their music at Says frontman Karl Middleton:

‘We are still in shock that we’ve been asked to play the mighty Sonisphere festival almost a decade after we laid et9 to rest. To say that this year has been full of surprises is an understatement, it is a dream come true for us to be able to play at one of the world’s premier metal festivals. We cannot fucking wait to get up there and lay waste to the Jagermeister stage. If you like groove based, heavy, melodic music come and check us
out on Saturday. Rest assured you’ll see a band playing with every ounce of conviction, passion and intensity that they can muster. It’s going to be beautiful…..and terrifying. See you there. x’

Over on the Stongbow Bowtime Bar stage Straight Lines will play on the Sunday, with Chrome Hoof headlining the Saturday.

Look out for details of more comedy, as well as special guest comperes to be announced shortly.

Sonisphere takes place at Knebworth House July 30th – August 1st 2010

Tickets for Sonisphere Knebworth are on sale now at – with a full weekend ticket going for just £132.50, no booking fee and a host of exclusive performances there is no better value for UK Festival Fans this summer!


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