Sonisphere announce eleven new bands

Sonisphere have announced the addition of eleven new bands for this year’s UK festival which takes place in Knebworth between the 6th and 8th July.

Joining this year’s line-up and performing albums in full are Glassjaw who are performing ‘Worship & Tribute’ and Hundred Reasons who will perform ‘Ideas Above Our Station’ in full.

Hundred Reasons guitarist Larry Hibbitt comments: “We are galactically excited to be playing Sonisphere Festival 2012. It’s been way too long and we can’t wait to get back to doing exactly what we do best. See you at the front.”

Black Stone Cherry will make their Sonisphere debut on the Apollo stage this year. “Now we can check off another goal on the ole BSC “wanna do it” list!” says guitarist Ben Wells. “We can’t wait to make our debut at Sonisphere 2012!!”

Electric Wizard, Alestorm, New Model Army, Crowbar, Seether, Kvelertak, The Getaway Plan and Skindred make up the remaining bands.

Skindred frontman Benji Webbe also comments: “We’ve built this band on being a solid, tight live act, and what more of a perfect platform can one ask for other than Sonisphere Festival Knebworth 2012. We are so thankful and honoured to be invited back once again! We are gunna get this place rocking. We are gunna get this place bouncing. WE ARE GUNNA GET YOU Bitches! SD crew step up!”

Line-up so far:

Exclusive headline sets from:
KISS (European Exclusive) – Queen (World Exclusive) – Faith No More (UK Exclusive)

Andrew W.K, *
The Blackout
Black Stone Cherry *
Cypress Hill
Electric Wizard *
Evanescence **
Fields Of The Nephilim
Flogging Molly *
The Getaway Plan
Ghost *
Glassjaw (Performing “Worship & Tribute In Full) *
Gojira *
Hundred Reasons (Performing “Ideas Above Our Station” In Full)
I Killed The Prom Queen
Katatonia *
Kvelertak **
Lacuna Coil *
Marilyn Manson*
Mastodon (Performing The Hunter In Full) *
New Model Army
Refused *
Seether *
Switchfoot *
The Darkness
Tim Minchin
Within Temptation **
Wolfmother **

* Denotes exclusive festival appearance
** Denotes only UK show of 2012

Sonisphere Poster 6th March


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