In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

Metallers took to Knebworth this weekend for Sonisphere festival, which saw Metallica follow their Glastonbury headline slot with a set handpicked by fans. Here's James Hetfield in action as their performance got underway with a bang.

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

The Californian metallers had thrown open their setlist to the public via an online vote. They also announced via video across the Sonisphere site on Sunday afternoon that they had reserved one final song on the setlist for a text vote on the day. Here's guitarist Kirl Hammett doing his thing.

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

"Between last weekend and this one, we always love being back on your shores and we will be back again very soon," drummer Lars Ulrich told the crowd. What a charmer.

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

Elsewhere, the Bronx also played, bringing their frantic hardocre punk assault to Knebworth. They play London's Oslo Hackney venue later this week.

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

Trash Talk fans going head over heels for the Sacramento punks.

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

It was a greatest hits set from Friday headliners the Prodigy, after sets from Limp Bizkit, HIM, Gary Numan and Anthrax on the festival's first day.

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

Prodigy's Keith Flint salutes the crowd.

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

Here's Fred Durst bringing the noise with Limp Bizkit.

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland delivering a masterclass in riffin'.

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

Band of Skulls opened their set with 'Asleep at the Wheel' and didn't let up the pace across their 9 song set, closing with 'Death by Diamonds and Pearls'.

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

It's rude to point, but we'll let you off, Anthrax.

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

Deftones' Chino Moreno onstage, as the Sacramento band tear through a hit-packed set that included 'Be Quiet And Drive' and 'Digital Bath' on Saturday.

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

Frank Turner was another weekend highlight, opening with 'Photosynthesis' before launching into a crowd-pleasing set, including 'Try This At Home' and 'Long Live The Queen'.

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In Photos - Metallica, Deftones, Iron Maiden And More Tear Up Sonisphere

Finally, Iron Maiden brought a three-year world tour to an end by staging an aerial dogfight. Just another day at the office for Bruce Dickinson and co...

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