Music painter to preserve Sonisphere acts in ink

Kilford to turn Maiden, Iggy into art as they perform

Music painter to preserve Sonisphere acts in ink

Photographer: Sara Bowrey07 July 2010

It will be the first time that either act has been painted by the star and the first time this has happened at a rock festival.

Kilford sees colours when he hears music; he starts painting on the first note of the performance and ends on the last and has painted live alongside some of the world’s greatest bands including Black Eyed Peas, The Charlatans, Deep Purple, Brian Eno, Damon Albarn, Paul Weller and Robert Plant.

“This is a first for festivals and as rock music is the reason I started painting, it feels like coming home,”
says Kilford.  He continues, “Iggy and Maiden are some of the great rock Gods and painting their live music has been a long time in the making! I’m delighted to be painting with them live at Knebworth”.

Sonisphere and Kilford have agreed that the funds raised from one of the live paintings will be donated to Nordoff-Robbins - a charity that specialises in positively transforming the lives of people constrained by illness, trauma, isolation or disability through the power of music.

Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden and Rammstein will headline this year's Sonisphere Festival.

Pendulum, Placebo, Europe, Sick Of It All, Evile, Renegades and Rise To Remain will all play Sonisphere joining Motley Crue and Slayer.

Click here for the latest Sonisphere line-up.


Tickets for the festival are onsale now priced at £132.50.

Click here to buy Sonisphere tickets.

Sonisphere 2010 will take place at Knebworth House, expanding to three days, from 30 July to 1 August.

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