Sonisphere UK takes another year off in 2013.

Knebworth event shelved for a second year in a row

published: Fri 21st Dec 2012

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Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2012
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX, England MAP
£170 with camping, £145 without camping
daily capacity: 60000
last updated: Thu 29th Mar 2012

It has today been confirmed that the UK Sonisphere festival will not return next summer.

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The festival was set to return for its fourth year at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire next year from however a lack of decent headliners means the event has been shelved for a second year in a row.

The event has issued a statement saying, "It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012.

"Team Sonisphere is sad to say that it has now been confirmed that Sonisphere UK will take a year off in 2013..

"The three Sonisphere Festivals to date at Knebworth in 2009/2010/2011 set a very high standard and indeed 2011 was voted the best festival line up by The UK Festival Awards..

"We think it is really important that the event only runs when it has a line up that sets it apart from the competition whilst also carrying a ticket price that allows us to offer real value for money to the music fans. We were hoping to do that in 2013 but unfortunately it wasn't possible to fulfil both aims with the principle problem of there being a lack of available headliners of the calibre of previous festivals at Knebworth. We made offers to over a dozen major artists but for various reasons none of these offers lead to securing a strong bill..

"The good news is that the Sonispheres in Amneville, France and Milan, Italy are already on sale and UK fans who fancy jumping on a budget airline and seeing the mighty Iron Maiden at Sonisphere festivals in sunnier climates can buy tickets via www.Sonispherefestivals.com in pounds sterling..

"Watch out for more Sonsiphere European news to be announced early 2013.

"Team Sonisphere."

The event started as a touring music festival in 2009 taking place across Europe between June and August, and so far has happened for three years from 2009 until 2011.

For information on the European events, click here.

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2012
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX, England MAP
£170 with camping, £145 without camping
daily capacity: 60000
last updated: Thu 29th Mar 2012


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