Queen, KISS, more for Sonisphere Festival 2012

Faith No More complete Sonisphere headliners

Queen, KISS, more for Sonisphere Festival 2012

Photographer: Shirlaine ForrestChris Swindells on 20 February 2012

Queen return to Knebworth, where they played their last ever show with late vocalist Freddie Mercury in 1986, this time with American Idol finalist Adam Lambert who performed with Brian May and Roger Taylor on the show. Faith No More play an exclusive UK festival show, their first here since Reading Festival in 2008, while KISS play an their only festival date in Europe this summer.


Mastodon, Marilyn Manson, Incubus, Evanescence, Cypress Hill, The Darkness, Wolfmother, Andrew W.K., The Blackout and the newly reformed Swedish punk legends Refused all join the Sonisphere line-up.

Sonisphere 2012 takes place at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire from 6-8 July.

Tim Minchin steps in as the lead comedian, in a role played by Bill Bailey last year, and he will be joined by a number of other comedians as more acts are announced.

Flogging MollyKatatonia, I Killed The Prom Queen, Ghost, Gojira, Lacuna Coil, Switchfoot, Within Temptation and Fields of the Nephilm complete the Sonisphere line-up announcement.

More acts are expected to be announced in the coming months.

Sonisphere tickets go on sale from 9am Thursday 23rd Feb priced at £145 for weekend tickets, £170 for three days with camping, £180 for four days with camping.

A very limited number of Sonisphere day tickets available for £75. A deposit scheme will be launched at the same time for those who want to spread the cost of their ticket. A deposit of £50 will secure a weekend ticket, with the balance due anytime before 30th April 2011.

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