nine more acts for Sonisphere

including Limp Bizkit, The Sisters Of Mercy, Gallows & more

published: Mon 14th Feb 2011

Limp Bizkit

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July 2011
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX, England MAP
£170 with camping or £145 without camping
daily capacity: 60000
last updated: Fri 1st Jul 2011

Limp Bizkit, and The Sisters of Mercy lead the latest nine new additions to the line-up for this summer's Sonisphere at Hertfordshire's Knebworth House.

Limp Bizkit
Limp Bizkit return to Sonisphere this year after last appearing at the inaugural event in 2009. Taking the stage before festival closers Slipknot they appear as special guests on the Apollo Stage on the Sunday night for their only festival appearance in England this year.

The Sisters of Mercy will make a rare festival appearance, their first in the UK in 20 years, at midnight to air their classics such as 'Dominion', 'Temple Of Love' and 'This Corrosion'

Also confirmed are Kids in Glass Houses, and Gallows with the latter playing outside this year. Guitarist Lags Says, "Now we're playing outdoors which means there's even more space for you, yes YOU, to get wild with us on the Saturday."

After an eight year hiatus One Minute Silence return to Sonisphere. Frontman Yap explains, "Been too long. Missing the pit, missing the vibe, missing the fans. Time for round two. Unfinished business. Expect mayhem."

Last year Volbeat were forced to cancel their scheduled UK tour, now UK fans will get the chance to see them at Sonisphere.

Also making their only UK festival appearance of 2011, French metal powerhouse Gojira, with InMe making a return again this year, and Canadian prog metallers Protest The Hero come to Sonisphere for the first time. Guitarist Tim Millar states, "We haven't played many festivals in Europe and hear so many amazing things! I'm stoked to be a part of Sonisphere and getting a full European festival experience this summer. Not to mention all the great bands we will be performing alongside."

They join the previously announced Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax headlining the Friday night, Biffy Clyro headlining on Saturday and Slipknot on Sunday. Other acts confirmed are Motorhead, Mastodon, In Flames, Parkway Drive, with many more acts still to be confirmed.

A limited number of three-day non-camping tickets are available from £140, while full weekend camping tickets start from £165.

A non-refundable deposit scheme is also running to allow festival-goers to secure their tickets now for £50 each, with the balance payable by 1st March 2011.

To buy tickets from Seetickets, click here.

To buy tickets from Gigantic, click here.

Sonisphere takes place at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire from Friday 8th until Sunday 11th July 2011.

The event has one main arena with a stage at either end of the site, as well as a few smaller stages. The two main outdoor stages, will have around a dozen acts alternating between one stage and another to keep the music continuous, whilst not having two acts playing at the same time.

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July 2011
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX, England MAP
£170 with camping or £145 without camping
daily capacity: 60000
last updated: Fri 1st Jul 2011


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