there will be no Sonisphere Knebworth in 2015

published: Mon 19th Jan 2015

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Friday 4th to Sunday 6th July 2014
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX, England MAP
£205 with camping + booking fee
daily capacity: 60000
last updated: Wed 2nd Jul 2014

Following last year's sale of Sonisphere promoters Kilimanjaro to German firm DEAG (Deutsche Entertainment AG) and festival director Stuart Galbraith joining the team that will piut on this summer's Der Ring - Grune Holle Roc in Germany. The Sonisphere team have announced they will be on hiatus again this summer.

Organisers announced, "Team Sonisphere reluctantly confirm that Sonisphere will not take place in the UK in 2015.

"We’ve been working hard to get a line-up that we felt was good enough but also on a weekend which would avoid other events that we know rock fans would want to support.

"Unfortunately our last irons in the fire have just been extinguished and it’s clear that we won’t be in a position to run the event this year. We’ve said in the past that Sonisphere will only go ahead if we feel it is going to be good enough and that hasn’t changed.

"We hope all rock fans have a great summer with all the festivals and concerts already in the calendar and we plan to see you all in 2016."

There's no news yet on if Knebworth House, the country's largest outdoor venue with a capacity of 125,000 will be hosting any alternative events this summer.

Sonisphere is a three-day rock festival with camping held at Hertfordshire's Knebworth House in August, which started in 2009. The event took was not held in 2012, or 2013, before returning in 2014.

Traditionally the festival has two outdoor stages, with 12 to 14 acts alternating between one stage and another to keep the music continuous, whilst not having two acts playing at the same time.



Friday 4th to Sunday 6th July 2014
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX, England MAP
£205 with camping + booking fee
daily capacity: 60000
last updated: Wed 2nd Jul 2014


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