The Prodigy join Iron Maiden and Metallica as the third headline act to be announced for Sonisphere's celebration of 40 years of festivals at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire next summer from Friday 4th until Sunday 6th July 2014.
The Prodigy will kick off the weekend with a bang on Friday night followed by Iron Maiden on Saturday night and Metallica closing the festival on Sunday.
Frontman Liam Howlett said, "We cant wait to play Sonisphere 2014 , we will be hittin u with some brand new beats and noise Respecto The Prodigy!"
Sonisphere organisers added, "Here it is! We are ecstatic to announce that the Prodigy will be making a triumphant return to Knebworth to take up the position as the Friday night headliner on Sonisphere 2014, having previously played a legendary show with Oasis in 1996 to a 250,000 strong crowd. Famous for the sort of energy fuelled, insane and pulsating show that you can feel in your bones, we know that The Prodigy will bring something very special to Sonisphere. Adding this to the already announced headliner sets of Iron Maiden and Metallica is pretty much guaranteed to get the very foundations of Knebworth House shaking.
As previously announced, Iron Maiden and Metallica have never before appeared on the same UK bill, and will be playing no other dates in the UK this year. In addition Iron Maiden will be bringing their hugely acclaimed 'Maiden England' World Tour to a spectacular finale at Knebworth, featuring a setlist reaching even further back into their 80s catalogue than before, while Metallica will be performing their interactive ‘By Request’ set where fans will be able to vote online for any tracks from their 140-song catalogue, with the 17 most-popular choices being performed that night.
Tickets are priced at £170 or £205 with camping, plus booking fees. A car parking pass is £18 and a campervan pass is £65.
There is also a deposit scheme available for a first non-refundable payment of £50 to secure a ticket and the balance being due by the 1st March 2014.
The festivals is for all ages, under 16s accompanied by an adult 18+. Children under 5 are not advised but will be admitted. The campsite will opens on Thursday 3rd July at 1pm and will close at midday on Monday 7th July with the arena opening at 10am on Friday 4th July.
There has been no UK Sonisphere since 2012, with two fallow years at Knebworth.
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