Day splits for Metallica and Linkin Park at Knebworth's Sonisphere Festival announced

PUBLISHED: 07:24 27 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:40 27 October 2009

Metallica will headline the first UK Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth House

Metallica will headline the first UK Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth House

ROCK fans going to this summer s Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth House now know the day split. Organisers of the inaugural Sonisphere spectacular at the Hertfordshire stately home revealed last night the running order for the two main stages on August 1-

The Sonisphere line-up

ROCK fans going to this summer's Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth House now know the day splits.

Organisers of the inaugural Sonisphere spectacular at the Hertfordshire stately home revealed last night the running order for the two main stages on August 1-2.

Nu-metal favourites Linkin Park will headline the Saturday with Heaven and Hell, the band containing members of rock legends Black Sabbath, playing underneath them.

Also on the first day will be Bullet for My Valentine, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Airbourne, Anthrax and Skindred, with a couple of special guests still to be announced.

American industrial metal rockers Nine Inch Nails will perform below Metallica on the Sunday at Sonisphere

Rock gods Metallica will close the festival on the Sunday with a full two hour set, with Nine Inch Nails the sub-headliner.

Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, Machine Head, Lamb of God, Feeder, Thin Lizzy and Mastodon are also down to play the second day of the festival.

A Sonisphere statement said: "The exact running times are still being finalised, but as previously announced the outdoor stages will be running alternately to avoid scheduling clashes, meaning you will be able to see all 24 of the two main stage bands."

More acts, including a few eyebrow-raising surprises, are due to be announced soon, as well as further details about the new Bohemia festival village.

Booking fees on weekend and weekend camping tickets have also been abolished.

The full Sonisphere stage breakdowns are as follows:

Main Stage

Saturday, August 1

Linkin Park

Heaven and Hell

Coheed and Cambria

Taking Back Sunday

(Special Guests to be announced)

Sunday, August 2

Metallica

Nine Inch Nails

Machine Head

Lamb of God

Mastodon

Killing Joke

Second Stage

Saturday, August 1

Bullet For My Valentine

Airbourne

The Used

Anthrax

(Special Guests to be announced)

Skindred

Sunday, August 2

Avenged Sevenfold

Alice In Chains

Feeder

Thin Lizzy

(Special Guests to be announced)


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