Ex-frontman to sing with Anthrax at Sonisphere
Paradise Lost, Bjorn Again also confirmed for Knebworth
Photographer: Sara Bowrey22 July 2009
Despite cancelling the second leg of their European tour after the departure of ailing singer Dan Nelson,
the thrash metallers re-confirmed their Saturday slot on the Apollo Stage which will be their last show on
the continent this year and potentially their last ever with John Bush at the helm.
had this to say about the exclusive gig: “Anthrax is
thrilled to announce that they will play the August 1 Sonisphere festival in Knebworth, England, with their good friend John
Bush joining them for a very special one off performance.”
Meanwhile, Yorkshire goths Paradise Lost are due to make the short trek down the A1 as they join the Saturn Stage bill early on the Sunday (2 August) leaving frontman Nick 'Moans' Holmes hoping that the crowd will consist of “more than just Milkmen, Postmen and earthworms...”
Lastly, Sonisphere have pulled off the shock booking of ABBA worhsippers Bjorn Again. The foursome are set to crank up the decibels though and transform the likes of 'Dancing Queen' and 'Waterloo' into heavy metal thrillers.
The Swedes are pencilled in to hit the Saturn Stage on the Saturday and will give one fan-selected Metallica track the ABBA once-over in the process.
Headlined by metal Gods Metallica
and Linkin Park, Sonisphere 2009, is set to come down hard
and heavy on the infamous, hard-rocking Knebworth Grounds.
Click here to see the latest Sonisphere line-up.
Taking place 1-2 August, tickets for the event are still available; standard weekend camping tickets are priced at £157.50, while weekend tickets are £132.50. Day tickets are available for £67.50.
Click here to buy Sonisphere tickets.