NME.COM users react to Sonisphere’s cancellation

Fans are disappointed, but blame the event's organisers choice of line-up

NME.COM users have reacted to the cancellation of this year’s Sonisphere Festival.

This organisers of Sonisphere Festival confirmed this morning (March 29) that this summer’s event has been cancelled, issuing a lengthy statement, which you can read at Sonispherefestivals.com.

The event was due to take at Knebworth Park event on July 6-8 with headline sets from Queen and Adam Lambert, Kiss and Faith No More. The bill also included Refused, Marilyn Manson, Evanescence, The Darkness, The Blackout and Skindred.


Chris Sullivan was disappointed, writing in to NME to say: ” I’m really gutted Sonisphere isn’t going ahead. I was really looking forward to Queen. I’m sure there hasn’t been any permanent damage. The fans will forgive and forget, but maybe the organisers should focus on their target audiences and cater to them, rather than pulling a V and trying to bring in everyone.”

Thom Moore felt the same, writing in to say: “My fiance and I had booked it for a couple of weeks after we get married, to be our first big event as newly weds, so it’s very disappointing. We are lucky that we get a full refund and didn’t have any travel booked so won’t lose any money, but genuinely feel bad for anyone who does Sonisphere’s line-up appeared a little uneven, and the festival wasn’t strongly advertised.”

Warren Bamford was disappointed about the cancellation, but blamed the organisers’ decision to wait until February to announce the line-up, he wrote: “Was going to be my first Sonisphere this year and had a killer line up. Shame it had to cancelled, but they left the line up too long to be announced.”

Johnny Shields had no sympathy, writing: “With a line up of comedy-rock and has-beens clutching at straws, it’s no wonder”, while Tom Wells said it was just as well Queen weren’t playing. He wrote: “At least Queen get to keep a tiny shred of their legacy now.”

If you have tickets for the event, get all the information about ticket refunds at Sonispherefestivals.com.