Comeback Kid and Sweet Savage are among the other new additions to the line-up

TAGS:

HIM will play their only UK show this year at the Sonisphere festival this July.

The band will fly in for the exclusive performance, and will be joined by 16 other new additions to the packed line-up. The Finnish band released their current album ‘Tears on Tape’ last year, following a three-year gap since their 2010 LP, ‘Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice’.

“We, the merry men of HIM, will bring our socially dysfunctional selves to Sonisphere UK next summer. We are like a bad tasting but nutritious grandma biscuit you can dip into your inner worlds. It’ll be fun and possibly out of control, you’ll see. There will be smoke, lights and psychedelia. Sweat and zealotry. Men will cry. It’s going to be a FUCKING EMOTIONADO,” said bass-player Mikko Paananen in a press release today (May 12).

Joining Him are new additions Comeback Kid, Sweet Savage, October File, Eureka Machines, The Bots, Zico Chain, Straight Lines, Black Dogs, Love Zombies, Stormzone Shrine, Rival State, The Wild Lies, The Raven Age and Empire Kill.

The Knebworth bash was cancelled in 2012 and 2013, but returns this year with Iron Maiden making their only UK festival appearance at the event, plus The Prodigy and Metallica.

The Sonisphere 2014 line-up so far is as follows:

Metallica
Iron Maiden
The Prodigy
HIM
Deftones
Frank Turner
Reel Big Fish
Slayer
Mastodon
Alice In Chains
Gary Numan
Band of Skulls
Airbourne
Ghost
Atari Teenage Riot
Therapy?
Trash Talk
Gojira
Karnivool
Limp Bizkit
Anthrax
Dropkick Murphys
The Sisters Of Mercy
Blitz Kids
Carnifex
Devin Townsend
Silverstein
The Virginmarys
Voodoo Six
Chas & Dave
Deftones
Frank Turner
Reel Big Fish
Protest The Hero
Blitz Kids
Wilko Johnson
Electric Wizard
Raging Speedhorn
Dog Eat Dog
Anti-Flag
Gallows
Carcass
The Bronx
New Model Army
The Winery Dogs
65daysofstatic
Sebastian Bach
Chiodos
Anti Nowhere League
Little Matador
The Lounge Kittens
Bam Margera’s Fuckface Unstoppable
Black Spiders
Brutality Will Prevail
Bo Ningen
Lostalone
Bleed From Within
Dregen
Beastmilk
Malefice
Glass City Vice
Emp!re
Krokodil
Reckless Love
Stampin’ Ground
Tesseract
The Defiled
The Hell
The Hype Theory
The Safety Fire
Comeback Kid
Sweet Savage
October File
Eureka Machines
The Bots
Zico Chain
Straight Lines
Black Dogs
Love Zombies
Stormzone Shrine
Rival State
The Wild Lies
The Raven Age
Empire Kill