Black Sabbath members join Metallica and Linkin Park at Sonisphere Festival

PUBLISHED: 07:38 19 May 2009 | UPDATED: 22:18 26 October 2009

Metallica will close the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth

Metallica will close the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth

FORMER members of rock legends Black Sabbath have joined the Sonisphere Festival bill at Knebworth House this summer. Heaven and Hell, the collaboration project featuring Sabbath s Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, will be making their only UK festival appear

FORMER members of rock legends Black Sabbath have joined the Sonisphere Festival bill at Knebworth House this summer.

Heaven and Hell, the collaboration project featuring Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, will be making their only UK festival appearance of 2009 at Knebworth over the weekend of August 1-2.

Their appearance at the Hertfordshire stately home will mark the first ever live performances of Black Sabbath songs at the legendary rock venue.

Also added to the Sonisphere line-up are alternative prog rockers and H&M touring partners Coheed and Cambria for their only UK show.

American rockers The Used join the second stage in another UK festival exclusive.

The closing leg of the inaugural European touring Sonisphere spectacular at Knebworth will be headlined by Linkin Park and metal gods Metallica.

There are still a few more bands to be announced.

A Sonisphere statement said: "With the line-up nearly complete, organisers are working on filling the final few slots, which will contain a few eyebrow-raising surprises to ensure good-time festival fun."


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