Sonisphere 2010 festival dates announced for Knebworth

THE dates for next year s Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth have been revealed. Sonisphere 2010 will take place on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 at the Hertfordshire stately home. More than 80,000 metal and rock fans attended the inaugural Sonisph

THE dates for next year's Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth have been revealed.

Sonisphere 2010 will take place on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 at the Hertfordshire stately home.

More than 80,000 metal and rock fans attended the inaugural Sonisphere this year, with the camping festival headlined by nu-metal favourites Linkin Park and metal legends Metallica.

No headliners for next year have been announced yet, although Iron Maiden are one of the bands rumoured for Knebworth, and the festival will remain a two-day event for the time being.


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A statement on Sonisphere's website said: "It's official! Sonisphere 2010 will take place on July 31 and August 1.

"Thank you again everyone for coming to the first Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth Park in August 2009.

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"We are really excited to announce that the first steps are being made to map out our 2010 tour across Europe and with that we are pleased to confirm our UK dates.

"This time the party hits Knebworth on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1, 2010."

Limp Bizkit, Machine Head, Feeder, Alice in Chains, Bullet for My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold, Nine Inch Nails and Heaven & Hell all played Knebworth this year.

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