Sonisphere to give ticket-holders booking fee refunds

Fans will save over a tenner on tickets

Forthcoming new metal festival Sonisphere is abolishing booking fees for ticket buyers and issuing refunds to fans who have already paid out for them.

Organisers of the touring festival, which hits Knebworth on August 1-2 and will be headlined by Metallica and Linkin Park, have followed in the footsteps of Glastonbury in scrapping the £11.50 fee for those buying weekend and weekend camping tickets.

They are offering a refund of the levy to those who have already bought tickets.

Festival chiefs couldn’t resist a dig at the government when issuing a statement about the refunds. It read: “The festival has been working closely with all ticket agencies and we have negotiated with the House Of Commons that we will be putting booking fees through on MP’s expenses. We feel they owe you!”

The Sonisphere line-up so far is:

Alice In Chains
Attack! Attack!
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
Cancer Bats
Corey Taylor Acoustic Set
Dinosaur Pile-Up
Dirty Little Rabbits
Fighting With Wire
Killing Joke
Lamb Of God
Linkin Park
Machine Head
Nine Inch Nails
Rolo Tomassi
Taking Back Sunday
The Chapman Family
The Sword
Thin Lizzy
Twin Atlantic

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