Sonisphere 2011 festival stage times for Knebworth revealed

STAGE times for the Sonisphere 2011 music festival at Knebworth House have been revealed by organisers.

The three-day rock and metal event returns to the Hertfordshire stately home from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10.



Thrash metal’s Big 4 of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax will headline the opening day at the legendary rock venue.

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British heavy metallers Diamond Head open proceedings on the Apollo stage on the first day at 3.15pm, with Anthrax playing at historic Knebworth House for the third year running from 4pm.



Megadeth play for an hour from 5.15pm and Slayer take the stage from 6.45pm to 7.45pm.



Metallica, who headlined the inaugural Sonisphere at Knebworth in 2009, will have a two-hour set from 8.30pm.



No acts play the Saturn stage on the Friday but groups alternate between the main outdoor stages, Saturn and Apollo, for the following two days, ensuring festival-goers don’t miss any of the bigger bands.



Sylosis kick off the music on the Saturday on the main stage at 11am.



Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro top the Apollo bill on the Saturday night with their first UK headline slot from 9.15pm.



Weezer play the same stage from 6.30pm, straight after American pop-punkers All Time Low, fresh from the success of their latest album Dirty Work, have come off Saturn.



The Mars Volta play their only UK festival on the Saturn stage from 7.40pm to 8.55pm.



Masked American metallers Slipknot close the Apollo stage on the Sunday night with an explosive 90-minute set starting at 9pm - their first appearance in this country since the death of founder member Paul Gray.



Earlier in the day there will be a two minute silence from 2pm across the festival site for the Slipknot bass player who died last year.



If Slipknot's not your thing, Irish rockers The Answer, who were AC/DC's special guests on their Black Ice World Tour and recently released live DVD 412 Days of Rock 'n' Roll, are on in Bohemia at the same time for an hour.



Comedian Bill Bailey headlines Saturn from 7.55pm to 8.40pm.



Bailey’s appearance clashes with Fozzy, the band of WWE wrestling legend Chris Jericho, who play the Jagermeister Stage from 8pm to 8.45pm.



Other Sunday highlights on the main stages include Limp Bizkit on Apollo from 6.45pm for an hour after Opeth have finished their set on Saturn.



Motorhead rock Knebworth for the first time at 4.45pm, while Mastodon also get an hour on Apollo from 2.50pm.



Ginger Wildheart also replace One Minute Silence in the Bohemia arena.



Following the main stage bands, music continues in the Bohemia tent until the early hours of the morning with late night spot and DJs.



On Sunday night there’s a mystery secret set in Bohemia from ‘Bat Sabbath’.



Here’s the full stage times for the Apollo, Saturn and Bohemia stages.









* Apollo Stage *



Metallica 8.30pm - 10.30pm



Slayer 6.45pm - 7.45pm



Megadeth 5.15pm - 6.15pm



Anthrax 4pm - 4.45pm



Diamond Head 3.15pm - 3.45pm






* Saturn Stage *



No acts.






* Bohemia Stage *



A1 Bassline (DJ set) 2.15am - 3am



Fold (DJ set) 1.30am - 2.15am



Hayseed Dixie 12.30am - 1.30am



Killing Joke 11pm - midnight



Blood Red Shoes 8.10pm - 8.55pm



My Passion 7.10pm - 7.50pm



The Black Dahlia Murder 6.20pm - 6.50pm



Firewind 5.30pm - 6pm



Glamour of the Kill 4.40pm - 5.10pm



Lower Than Atlantis 4.50pm - 4.20pm



Japanese Voyeurs 3pm - 3.30pm






* Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage *



Rolo Tomassi 8.30pm - 9pm



Protest the Hero 7.30pm - 8pm



Cerebral Ballzy 6.30pm - 7pm



Young Legionnaire 5.30pm - 6pm



Acoda 4.30pm - 5pm



Make This Relate 3.30pm - 4pm






* Jagermeister Stage *



Witchsorrow 10pm - 11pm



Flats 9pm - 9:30pm



The Defiled 8pm - 8.30pm



Black Breath 7pm - 7.30pm



Slam Cartel 6pm - 6.30pm



Hounds 5pm - 5.30pm



Decade 4pm - 4.30pm



Hammer of the Gods 3pm - 3.30pm









* Apollo Stage *



Biffy Clyro 9.15pm - 10.45pm



Weezer 6.30pm - 7.30pm



You Me At Six 4.35pm - 5.35pm



Bad Religion 3pm - 3.45pm



Cavalera Conspiracy 1.25pm - 2.10pm



Architects 12.10pm - 12.40pm



Sylosis 11am - 11.30am






* Saturn Stage *



The Mars Volta 7.40pm - 8.55pm



All Time Low 5.40pm - 6.25pm



Sum 41 3.50pm - 4.30pm



Kids in Glass Houses 2.15pm - 2.55pm



Gallows 12.45pm - 1.20pm



Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine 11.35am - 12.05pm






* Bohemia Stage *



Innerpartysystem (DJ Set) 2am - 3am



Tek One (DJ Set) 1am - 2am



The Sisters of Mercy 11.15pm - 12.45am



Paradise Lost 9.45pm - 10.45pm



Gojira 8.30pm - 9.15pm



Ginger Wildheart 7.25pm - 8.05pm



Periphery 6.15pm - 7pm



Pulled Apart by Horses 5.20pm - 5.50pm



Steve-O 4.20pm - 5pm



Jim Breuer 3.40pm - 4.10pm



Nick Helm 3.15pm - 3.35pm



Cherri Bomb 2pm - 2.30pm



Me vs Hero 1.10pm -1.40pm



Vintage Trouble 12.20pm - 12.50pm



While She Sleeps 11.30am - noon






* Jagermeister Stage *



Black Spiders 10.15pm - 11pm



Saint Jude 9pm - 9.45pm



Rival Sons 8pm - 8.30pm



Spycatcher 7pm - 7.30pm



The Crave 6pm - 6.30pm



Six Hour Sundown 5pm - 5.30pm



The Virgin Marys 4pm - 4.30pm



The Treatment 3pm - 3.30pm



Panic Cell 2pm - 2.30pm



Jettblack 1pm - 1.30pm



No Americana 12pm - 12.30pm



Sons of Icarus 11am - 11.30am






* Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage *



Watain 9.45pm - 10.30pm



Rise to Remain 8.30pm - 9.15pm



Tek One 7.30pm - 8pm



Innerpartysystem 6.30pm - 7pm



TesseracT 5.30pm - 6pm



Revoker 4.30pm - 5pm



The Hype Theory 3.30pm - 4pm



Hill Valley High 2.30pm - 3pm



Page 44 1.30pm - 2pm



You and What Army 12.30pm - 1.30pm



The Suzukis 11.30am - noon









* Apollo Stage *



Slipknot 9pm - 10.30pm



Limp Bizkit 6.45pm - 7.45pm



Motorhead 4.45pm - 5.45pm



Mastodon 2.50pm - 3.50pm



Parkway Drive 1.20pm - 1.55pm



Arch Enemy 12.10pm - 12.40pm



Volbeat 11am - 11.30am






* Saturn Stage *



Bill Bailey 7.55pm - 8.40pm



Opeth 5.50pm - 6.40pm



Airbourne 3.55pm - 4.40pm



In Flames 2.05pm - 2.45pm



2 Minutes Silence for Paul Gray 2pm - 2.02pm



House of Pain 12.45pm - 1.15pm



Black Tide 11.35am - 12.05pm






* Bohemia Stage *



Alfie (DJ Set) 12.15am - 1.10am



Stan SB 11.45pm - 12:15am



Bat Sabbath 10.55pm - 11.25pm



The Answer 9.25pm - 10.25pm



Four Year Strong 8.10pm - 8.55pm



Alestorm 7.10pm - 7.40pm



Cancer Bats 6.10pm - 6.50pm



Anberlin 5.15pm - 5.50pm



Sean Hughes 4.30pm - 5pm



Brendan Burns 3.55pm - 4.25pm



Jason Rouse 3.25pm - 3.55pm



Jason John Whitehead 3pm - 3.25pm



InMe 2.10pm - 2.40pm



Kylesa 1.20pm - 1.50pm



Turbowolf 12.30pm - 1pm



Howard Marks 11am - noon






* Jagermeister Stage *



Orange Goblin 10.15pm - 11pm



James Cleaver Quintet 9.15pm - 9.45pm



Fozzy 8pm - 8.45pm



Anterior 7pm - 7.30pm



Exit Ten 6pm - 6.30pm



Mad Dog 5pm - 5.30pm



Amplifier 4pm - 4.30pm



Demonic Resurrection 3pm - 3.30pm



Turbogeist 2.05pm - 2.35pm



Mojo Fury 1pm - 1.30pm



The Safety Fire 12pm - 12.30pm



Fletcher 11am - 11.30am






* Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage *



Sonic Boom Six 7.30pm – 8.15pm



Don Broco 6.30pm – 7pm



Title Flight 5.30pm – 6pm



Dangerous 4.30pm – 5pm



Floods 3.30pm – 4pm



The Ocean Between Us 2.30pm – 3pm



Autumn in Disguise 1.25pm – 1.55pm



Feed The Rhino 12.30pm – 1pm



Arcane Roots 11.30am – noon

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