Sonisphere 2011 site map revealed by Knebworth festival organisers

PUBLISHED: 06:01 25 May 2011 | UPDATED: 09:46 30 May 2011

Sonisphere 2011 Knebworth site map

Sonisphere 2011 Knebworth site map

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HERE is a first look at the Sonisphere 2011 Festival site map for Knebworth House this summer.

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.

Organisers of the three-day rock spectacular revealed the site layout today.

The UK leg of Europe’s largest international touring festival returns to the Hertfordshire stately home from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10.

The Knebworth site plan is similar to last year, with the Apollo and Saturn arena stages in the same positions as 2010, although the Strongbow Bowtime Bar has gone.

Bands will start on the main Apollo stage on the Friday around 3pm, with Diamond Head first up followed by thrash metal’s Big 4 of Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica.

There will be no bands on the opposite Saturn stage on the opening day, but acts will be playing in the Bohemia tent for 12 hours from around 3pm to 3am.

Killing Joke will play one of the late-night slots after Apollo closers Metallica have come off stage.

Groups will appear on both Apollo and Saturn for the remainder of the weekend, with acts flip-flopping between the two main outdoor stages.

Apollo will open around 11am on the Saturday with Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro headlining at the end of the night.

The Sisters of Mercy will then play a midnight set in Bohemia.

Music will also start around 11am on the third day, with Howard Marks opening proceedings in Bohemia with his Sunday sermon.

Comedian Bill Bailey will headline the Saturn stage on the Sunday before masked Iowa metallers Slipknot close the Apollo activities, finishing around 10.30pm.

All stage timings are provisional and subject to change.

Applicants for Sonisphere day tickets in the power ballot which closed on Sunday will discover today (Wednesday) whether that have been successful.

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