Limp Bizkit Rollin’ into Knebworth again for Sonisphere 2011 Festival

PUBLISHED: 21:55 16 February 2011 | UPDATED: 10:27 20 February 2011

Limp Bizkit T-shirts on sale at Sonisphere Knebworth 2009

Limp Bizkit T-shirts on sale at Sonisphere Knebworth 2009


AMERICAN rockers Limp Bizkit will be Rollin’ into Knebworth Park again this summer after they were confirmed for the 2011 Sonisphere Festival.

Limp Bizkit playing Sonisphere at Knebworth in 2009

The nu-metal rap favourites were one of nine acts added to the line-up this week for the three-day music event taking place in the grounds of Knebworth House from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10.

The multi-million selling Americans will return to Knebworth as special guests on the main Apollo stage, having played the inaugural Sonisphere at the Hertfordshire stately home as late additions on the Metallica afternoon in 2009.

Limp Bizkit will take to the stage before festival closers Slipknot on the Sunday night in support of forthcoming fifth studio album Gold Cobra – the first from the band’s original line-up since 2000’s chart-topping Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.

Famous for Mission Impossible 2 theme song Take A Look Around and hits Rollin’, Nookie, Break Stuff and My Way, this will be the five-piece from Jacksonville’s only festival appearance in England this year.

Sonisphere 2011 Festival poster

Featuring baseball cap-wearing frontman Fred Durst, guitarist Wes Borland, drummer John Otto, turntables maestro DJ Lethal and bass player Sam Rivers, the group’s appearance at Knebworth marks the first opportunity for fans to hear new songs off Gold Cobra live in this country.

Of the new release, vocalist Fred Durst wrote on the band’s official website: “As we head towards the end of February 2011 the realities of having a completed album to expose are finally here.

“Through thick and thin, the Gold Cobra has slivered its way through the corporate jungle and into the studio to be mixed by Dave Schiffman.

“My intentions are to keep as much ‘polish’ off of this album as possible.

Fred Durst on stage during Limp Bizkit's afternoon slot at the first Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth in 2009

“I have had many discussions with Dave as he’s been on the cobra since the beginning and knows exactly the sound I am looking for regarding the mix.

“We are extremely excited to get this album into your eardrums.

“As some of you have noticed, we have and will take as much time as we need before putting this album out regardless of any pressure or impatience that is thrown our way.”

Goth rockers The Sisters of Mercy, Watford punk heroes Gallows, Gojira, InMe, Kids in Glass Houses, One Minute Silence, Protest the Hero and Volbeat were also added on Monday to the UK leg of the touring Sonisphere Festival.

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