More Sonisphere 2011 surprises in store for Knebworth festival-goers

PUBLISHED: 22:02 30 May 2011 | UPDATED: 22:08 30 May 2011

Fireworks explode above the Apollo stage during Rammstein's headline set at Sonisphere last year

Fireworks explode above the Apollo stage during Rammstein's headline set at Sonisphere last year

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ORGANISERS of this summer's Sonisphere 2011 Festival are lining up a few more surprises for rock fans at Knebworth House.

After revealing what was supposed to be the final batch of bands for the UK leg of Sonisphere, promoters have managed to squeeze in another five slots to bring even more music to Knebworth, as well as six DJ sets to deliver raging after-hours parties.

Japanese Voyeurs, Turbogeist, No Americana, Lower Than Atlantis and You And What Army have all been added to the biggest and best rock and metal line-up of the summer.

But Knebworth festival-goers can expect more entertainment to be revealed before the gates to the July spectacular open at Knebworth Park.

A statement from organisers said: “Although Sonisphere is now crammed full of fantastic acts, organisers may still find room for a couple more surprises – watch this space!”

In Bohemia, two more slots have already been made available on the Friday for grunge revivalists Japanese Voyeurs and post hardcore punkers Lower Than Atlantis.

The Jagermeister Stage makes room for Britrock flavoured power-popsters No Americana and latter day alt-rock grunge kids Turbogeist on the Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Over on the Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage, rap-rock ravers You And What Army squeeze in on the Saturday.

This year’s festival, which takes place at the Hertfordshire stately home from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10, will be compered by BBC Radio One Rock Show DJ Daniel P Carter and XFM Drivetime and Rock Show presenter Ian Camfield.

Sonisphere Festival stages and site map

* For a complete list of who is playing which stage and on what day at Knebworth, click on the Sonisphere stages link on the right.

* Keep checking back at www.whtimes24.co.uk for news of set times.

There will also be DJ sets from A1 Bassline, Fold aka Rob Glasset, Tek-One, Innerpartysystem, Stan SB and Alfie.

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