Sonisphere 2014 festival to close at Knebworth tonight with Metallica headlining
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This year’s Sonisphere Festival draws to a close at Knebworth Park tonight (Sunday) with a headline performance from heavy metal legends Metallica.
Fresh from blowing Glastonbury away with their Pyramid Stage slot last Saturday, American quartet James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo will take to Sonisphere’s Apollo main stage around 8.15pm.
The American thrash metal heavyweights will be performing their ‘By Request’ set list as chosen by ticket holders.
Festival-goers can expect a set including Metallica classics Master of Puppets, One, Seek and Destroy, Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters, Sad But True, Ride the Lightning and the band’s cover of Whiskey in the Jar.
Before Metallica close the main stage proceedings, the Sonisphere 2014 Sunday line-up will also see live performances from Alice in Chains, Mastodon, Airbourne, Devin Townsend Project and Gojira.
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The opposite Saturn Stage will be headlined by Dream Theater.
Dropkick Murphys, Reel Big Fish, Karnivool and Protest The Hero will also play Saturn, with bands appearing on the two main stages alternating to avoid clashes.
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British heavy metal veterans Iron Maiden played Sonisphere last night (Saturday), bringing their mammoth three-year Maiden England World Tour to a close at Knebworth.
Frontman Bruce Dickinson had earlier taken to the skies for a spectacular 15-minute dogfight in replica World War One planes.
* For the latest festival news, visit the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ Sonisphere Festival section here.
SONISPHERE 2014 LINE-UP AND STAGE TIMES:
SUNDAY, JULY 6
* METALLICA 8.15pm.
* ALICE IN CHAINS 5.45pm-6.45pm.
* MASTODON 3.55pm-4.40pm.
* AIRBOURNE 2.10pm-2.55pm.
* DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT 12.35pm-1.20pm.
* GOJIRA 11.15am-11.55am.
* DREAM THEATER 6.50pm-7.55pm.
* DROPKICK MURPHYS 4.50pm-5.35pm.
* REEL BIG FISH 3pm-3.45pm.
* KARNIVOOL 1.25pm-2.05pm.
* PROTEST THE HERO Noon-12.30pm.
* ULTIMATE POWER Midnight-2am.
* NIRVANA DEFILED 11.15pm-11.45pm.
* THERAPY? 7pm-8pm.
* THE BRONX 5.50pm-6.30pm.
* KERBDOG 4.40pm-5.20pm.
* CHIODOS 3.40pm-4.20pm.
* GALLOWS 2.40pm-3.20pm.
* BO NINGEN 1.50pm-2.20pm.
* TRUCKFIGHTERS 1pm-1.30pm.
* THE CADILLAC THREE 12.10pm-12.40pm.
* THE STRUTS 11.20am-11.50am.
* SILENT DISCO by SILENT ARENA 11pm-2am.
* RAGING SPEEDHORN 7pm-7.45pm.
* ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE 6pm-6.30pm.
* DREGEN 5pm-5.30pm.
* SWEET SAVAGE 4pm-4.30pm.
* BEASTMILK 3pm-3.30pm.
* KROKODIL 2pm-2.30pm.
* PALM READER 1pm-1.30pm.
* DRIPBACK Noon-12.30pm.
* BOY JUMPS SHIP 11am-11.30am.
* PROGRESS WRESTLING Midnight-2am.
* TRASH TALK 7.25pm-8.05pm.
* ONLY CRIME 6.30pm-7pm.
* SILVERSTEIN 5.40pm-6.10pm.
* Comedy with MC ANDREW O’NEILL
JIM SMALLMAN 4.55pm-5.15pm.
MAT EWINS 4.35pm-4.55pm.
PAT CAHILL 4.15pm-4.35pm.
ALFIE BROWN 3.55pm-4.15pm.
MATT REES 3.35pm-3.55pm.
ROB DEERING 3.15pm-3.35pm.
* ITCH 2.30pm-3pm.
* THE BOTS 1.30pm-2pm.
* THE HYPE THEORY 12.30pm-1pm.
* THE ONE HUNDRED 11.30am-Noon.