Twitter account claims Sonisphere line up leak

Twitter user claims to reveal details of official press release

Twitter account claims Sonisphere line up leak

Virtual Festivals on 25 January 2012

UPDATE: A spokesperson for the festival have confirmed that the leaks were untrue, calling them: "Completely false".

ORIGINAL STORY:
A Twitter account has named eleven acts it alleges are set for the Sonisphere line-up.

The twitter account claimed that Queen with Adam Lambert and Green Day will headline the three day festival in Knebworth this July.

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, Opeth, Slash, The Offspring, Billy Idol, My Passion, As I Lay Dying, Killing Joke and Seether also appear in the allegedly leaked Sonisphere line up.

The Twitter account posted this tweet before revealing the acts: "FAQ CREDITED SOURCE... the information comes from a pulled press release, via email direct from Kililive."

Sonisphere 2012 takes place in the grounds of Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, from 6-8 July.

Currently no acts have been officially confirmed for the Sonisphere line-up.

The organisers revealed last year that Green Day were in their long list of targets. None of the acts appeared in the list of 13 bands that a Scuzz show aired, claiming one to be a Sonisphere headliner.

As I Lay Dying are also in the middle of a US tour over the Sonisphere weekend.

Click here to read our Sonisphere rumours round-up.

Queen have not announced any plans to tour this year but drummer Roger Taylor said that he would be interested in performing with American Idol star Adam Lambert on a tour, telling Billboard in the US: "We would like to work with him again. There's nothing signed just yet but we're talking about live dates. It could be very exciting."

Queen's Roger Taylor and Brian May played a medley of tracks with Lambert on the US show, they last resurrected the Queen act with Paul Rogers, between 2004-2009.

Queen famously played the grounds of Knebworth House back in 1986 on their 'Kind of Magic Tour', their last ever show with their late vocalist Freddie Mercury.

There has been no confirmation or denial from the Sonisphere organisers.

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