Four more bands added to Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth

FOUR more bands have been added to the Sonisphere Festival line-up at Knebworth House. Next month s two-day rock event will feature the first UK appearance of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington s side project Dead By Sunrise. Made up of members of in

FOUR more bands have been added to the Sonisphere Festival line-up at Knebworth House.

Next month's two-day rock event will feature the first UK appearance of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington's side project Dead By Sunrise.

Made up of members of industrial rockers Julien-K and led by Bennington, the band will release their debut album later this year.

Music fans at Knebworth on Saturday, August 1 - the first day of Sonisphere - will have the opportunity to hear songs by Dead By Sunrise on the Apollo main stage as part of Linkin Park's encore.


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Heavy metal legends Saxon and Californian hard rockers Buckcherry have also been confirmed for the camping festival at the stately home from August 1-2, just as the www.whtimes24.co.uk predicted last week.

Saxon replace Thin Lizzy and will play the Apollo stage on the Sunday.

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Buckcherry, who have toured with AC/DC, Kiss and Motley Crue, will also play the Metallica day at Knebworth on the other outdoor Saturn stage.

Another addition to the line-up is alternative rockers Alien Ant Farm, who hit the top five in the charts with a cover of the Michael Jackson song Smooth Criminal in 2001.

They join the likes of headliners Linkin Park, Heaven & Hell, Coheed and Cambria, Anthrax and Taking Back Sunday on the main stage on the Saturday.

Others playing Sonisphere include Limp Bizkit, Lamb of God and Nine Inch Nails.

* Tickets for Sonisphere are available from www.sonispherefestivals.com

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