Sonisphere 2010


Slayer’s Kerry King onstage at Sonisphere festival, which took place at Knebworth over the weekend (July 31 – August 1) and boasted performances from a host of rock legends including Iron Maiden, Pendulum, Placebo, Alice In Chains and Iggy And The Stooges.

Sonisphere Festival – Saturday – Knebworth

Gallows’ Frank Carter crowd surfs at Sonisphere. We were backstage at the festival interviewing the likes of Good Charlotte, Corey Taylor and Madina Lake. Visit NME.COM/metal to watch all our Sonisphere videos.


Iggy And The Stooges headlined the Saturn Stage on the Sunday (August 1).



“Today is like a special day, a celebration of everyone that likes heavy metal,” said singer Bruce Dickinson from the stage. “If we left it up to the media and the BBC no-one would know about this music. If heavy metal bands ruled the world we’d be a lot better off. There would be more a lot more drinking and a lot more shagging and nursery rhymes would sound like this.”

Sonisphere Festival – Fraiday – Knebworth

Alice Cooper flies the Union Jack at Sonisphere.