Sunday At Sonisphere 2011 – 5 Things To Do

What did you all think of Biffy’s headline set then? You can read our full report here and let us know what you thought by commenting below. Right then, what should you get up to today?

1. Pace yourself

Ok, so you’ve made it this far without too many mosh pit related injuries, without losing all of your belongings in a freak portaloo incident, and without drinking so much warm cider that you hallucinate that you’re a member of Metallica and decide to strip to your three-day old boxers and roll around in the mud while belting out their hits (hopefully). Let’s make the last day the best day, and pace yourself.


That’s the message from festival organiser Stuart Galbraith anyway:

2. Watch Sean Hughes

The Never Mind The Buzzcocks star and stand-up is bringing his festival show to Sonisphere today. Catch him at 4.30pm on the Bohemia Stage – and add some laughs to your rawking and moshing.

3. Join in the two minutes silence for Paul Gray

The bassist and Slipknot songwriter died last year and the music world is still in shock. Join the two minute’s silence at 2pm to pay tribute to a legend.


Watch Corey Taylor talk about Paul Gray below:

4. See Bill Bailey headline

7.55pm on the Saturn Stage. He’ll bring the beard and the comedy. You bring the beer.

Here’s the sort of thing you can expect:

5. Watch Slipknot close the weekend

On the Apollo Stage, 9pm, the band will be returning to the stage after their tumultuous year in 2010. The perfect way to the end the weekend, watch the video for this hit and get ready to sign off Sonisphere 2011 in style.

We will be reporting direct from T In The Park and Sonisphere this weekend. Head over to NME.COM/festivals and download our NME Festival App – Powered By BlackBerry for line-up news, photo galleries, instant reviews and backstage video interviews from all the UK’s best-loved festivals. Plus you can add us as a BBM contact using the pin 26E588A4 (for Sonisphere) or 22E955A0 (for T In The Park) and follow us on Twitter @NME_Festivals.

Watch all of our videos from the festival here:

Sonisphere 2011 – Our Essential Playlist

Sonisphere – 20 Must See Acts

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