Japan's Babymetal will make their UK debut at Sonisphere on the Sunday of the festival held at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire as day tickets have also gone on sale.
The latest musical phenomenon to go viral is their latest single 'Gimme Chocolate!' with the teenage trio's blend of Icon Pop and Heavy Metal generating over 5 million views. Innovators will always divide opinion,their debut performance in the UK in the Bohemia tent on Sunday is sure to be rammed - get there early.
"I am so honoured that we are confirmed to play Sonisphere Festival UK.” Declares Su-Metal. "There are so many different types of artists playing this festival but I hope to deliver a one and only, unique style metal - Babymetal - even to those who will see us for the very first time.
"This will be our very first time in the UK, which makes us nervous yet excited just imagining what type of people will come and see us, what sort of show it will end up being, and whether the audience will enjoy our show.” She continues, “We'll hopefully get to see Metallica-san's performance again after witnessing them at Summer Sonic festival in Japan which we are very excited about. Put your Kitsune sing up!! See you!!”
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. Also confirmed are Limp Bizkit, The Sisters of Mercy, Alice in Chains, Dream Theater, Devil You Know, Yashin, Ghost, Gojira, Karnivool, and Mastodon all as exclusives, as well as Wilko Johnson, Band Of Skulls, Gary Numan, 65daysofstatic, Bam Margera's FuckFace Unstoppable, Little Matador, Carcass, The Winery Dogs, New Model Army, Sebastian Bach, Turbowolf, The Bronx, Gallows, Chiodos, Anti-Nowhere League, The Lounge Kittens, Dog Eat Dog performing ‘All Boro Kings’, Electric Wizard, Anti-flag, Black Spiders, Brutality Will Prevail, Empire, Krokodil, Raging Speedhorn, Reckless Love, Stampin' Ground, TesseracT, The Defiled, The Hell, The Hype Theory, The Safety Fire, Deftones, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Reel Big Fish, Protest The Hero, Alestorm, Truckfighters, Kerbdog, Only Crime, Blitz Kids, Itch, Max Raptor, Hounds, Slayer, Anthrax, Carnifex, Chas & Dave, Silverstein, The Virginmarys, Voodoo Six, and Airbourne, The Cadillac Three, Glamour Of The Kill, Palm Reader, Broken Hands, Fort Hope, The One Hundred, and Collibus.
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Tickets are priced at £170 or £205 with camping, plus booking fees. A car parking pass is £18 and a campervan pass is £65.
Friday tickets are priced at £55 and Saturday or Sunday tickets are priced at £75.
There is also a deposit scheme available for a first non-refundable payment of £50.
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.
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