Sonisphere to announce line-up next week (December 2)

The Knebworth event is set to make its return after two years of being away

Sonisphere is set to make its return to the festival circuit next summer after two years away.

The festival, which is held at Knebworth Park, was cancelled in 2012 and failed to return last summer in 2013. However, according to a tweet posted by the festival account today, the event will be reinstated this coming July.

The venue itself, meanwhile, has revealed a poster on which it states it will be celebrating ’40 years of festivals at Knebworth’ on July 4-6.


Today, the festival tweeted (@sonisphere) that the first line-up announcement would be made on Monday, and tickets would also go on sale on the same day. Previous Sonisphere headliners have included the likes of Iron Maiden, Biffy Clyro and Slipknot. Two time bill-toppers Metallica, meanwhile, were recently revealed as headliners for the German instalment of the festival, which will take place on the first weekend of June.

The 2012 event was due to feature headline sets from Queens featuring Adam Lambert, Kiss and Faith No More. However, the event was cancelled with the organisers stating that “co-ordinating the festival to an appropriate standard had proved more difficult than expected”.