Sonisphere UK announces more bands

After revealing what was supposed to be the last batch of bands for Sonisphere 2011, organisers have managed to squeeze in another five slots to bring even more music to Knebworth this summer, as well as six DJ sets to deliver raging after-hours parties.

In Bohemia, two more slots have been made available on the Friday for grunge revivalists Japanese Voyeurs and post hardcore punkers Lower Than Atlantis, while Jagermeister makes room for Britrock flavoured power-popsters No Americana and latter day alt-rock grunge kids Turbogeist on the Saturday and Sunday respectively. Over on the Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage, rap-rock ravers You And What Army squeeze in on the Saturday.

Although Sonsiphere is now crammed full of fantastic acts, organisers may still find room for a couple more surprises – watch this space!

After doing such an incredible job last year, BBC Radio One Rock Show DJ Daniel P Carter and XFM Drivetime and Rock Show presenter Ian Camfield return to host and compere the Apollo and Saturn Arena stages, and introduce all the awesome bands across the weekend.

Of course, Sonisphere is not JUST about fantastic live music. Once the bands have stopped performing, the REAL party starts, and this year Sonisphere has some top DJS lined up to get things going with a BANG!

Friday night sees A1 Bassline getting the bodies moving in Bohemia. Coming from the outskirts of Croydon, A1 Bassline has traveled the world DJ’ing his unique style of music as well as putting out tunes on his own label, Tighten Up Records – touted as one of the labels of the year. Normally associated with house music, his roots are drum & bass, and for Sonisphere he revisiting them to treat us to a tear out D&B set.

Joining him is Fold, aka Rob Glasset. One half of Homepark, Fold is known mainly for Jazzy housey numbers, but will be playing the music he has always cherished at Bohemia, mixing up hip hop from all different angles, taking in old school US, current underground and UK hip hop/grime.

On the Saturday, Tek-One return to whip the hardcore who are still up for it after Biffy Clyro close the Apollo arena stage into a frenzy. These guys played such a stunning set in the Strongbow Rooms last year that we not only decided to have late night DJs in Bohemia this year, we’re also letting Tek-One play twice! Following up on their live set over on the Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage earlier in the evening, Tek-One will hit the DJ booth in Bohemia to deliver a late nice Dub Step mash up to take us into the earlier hours. In fact we thought that was such a good idea, that we’re following suit by letting Innerpartysystem loose in Bohemia to bring their Pennsylvania mash up of electronic and industrial dance after their live set over on the RBBJ stage that same day.

Sunday night – well, Monday morning – is your last chance to dance, and so we have two hot young names taking over Bohemia to conclude proceedings with the audio fireworks that Sonisphere’s finale deserves. Stan SB hails from Leeds and at just 18, he is already well sought after by many big labels – although a major deal is apparently already in place. Compared to Pendulum, Noisia and Chase n Status, Stan is a one man band, playing and singing live, and his set at Sonisphere will show all why big things await this young man.

Joining him is Alfie. Another early starter, at 16 he has already had his first release, which has had huge critical acclaim in the scene. Having been featured in Knowledge mag and doing an hour special on Rinse FM, he has been compared to the likes of James Blake, and although his own style is laid back Dubstep, he is planning a big blazin’ tear up for Sonisphere’s conclusion.

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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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