Sonisphere adds 18 more bands

Sonisphere Festival Knebworth boasts exclusive headline appearances from Iron Maiden and Rammstein, plus a host of incredible talent such as Iggy & The Stooges, Slayer, Anthrax, Alice Cooper, Pendulum and more – many of whom you will only see at Knebworth this summer. Now, Sonisphere has announced a further 18 acts, a mix of established favourites and up and coming names from the world of rock. 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.

First up, Welsh Ragga-Punks Skindred return to Knebworth with their exciting blend of metal, punk, rap and reggae. Truly unique, their ability to get everyone in their vicinity moving everywhere they play is testament to the quality of a Skindred live show. Frontman Benji Webbe says:

“Sonisphere is gonna be massive and so rockin this year! People best be ready for the most metal, messy, mash up moment of the UK’s festival in 2 towzen and 10…tell dem Benji Dred said so!!!”

Over on Bohemia, additions come in the form of post rock instrumentalists 65daysofstatic, hotly tipped rockers Black Spiders, Reading thrash heroes Sylosis, and a special appearance from ex-Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clark’s Fastway.

On the new-look Jagermeister stage, we can confirm appearances from hardcore grind-punks Throats, Welsh noise-makers The Boys With Xray Eyes, harcore rock-types The Casino Brawl, metallic hardcore merchants March Of The Raptors, hard-rock grungers Slaves To Gravity and Norwegian hard-rockers Audrey Horne.

Additions on the Red Bull Jam stage come in the form of progressive scream-rockers After The Ordeal, northern alt-rockers Blitz Kids, the simply stunning Fei Comodo, rock duo LITTLE FISH and melodic hardcore heroes Lower Than Atlantis, while on the Strongbow Bowtime Bar stage, alternative rock types Cars On Fire and power-pop rockers The Xcerts join the line-up.

In other news, Alice Cooper has revealed he will be bringing his Theatre Of Death to Knebworth as part of the Rocky Horror themed party on the Friday. Once again proving that he is truly indestructible, expect an ausio-visual treat as ALICE dishes out torture and fights off death by hanging, impaling, strangulation and all manner of gruesome visuals, while delivering classic such as “Hey Stoopid”, “Schools Out” and “Poison”.

Sonisphere are also hosting an exclusive stream of the forthcoming Soulfly album “Omen”, released via Roadrunner Records on 24th May. From 10am on Thurs 20th May, “Omen” will be available to hear in it’s entirety at – check it out for a taste of what to expect at their set at KNEBWORTH.

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


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