Corey Taylor to play solo show at Sonisphere

Slipknot's Corey Taylor is set to play a solo show at the inaugural Sonisphere festival on a UK debut exclusive, organisers have announced, as third stage is revealed.

The singer, who also fronts Stone Sour, will play the Bohemia Stage – a village that mixes Moulin Rouge with Mad Max –  along with Dirty Little Rabbits, who a re also set to play the UK for the first time.

Speaking about his appearance Taylor said: “I’m very excited to be a part of this festival. It’ll be the first show of its kind I’ve ever done in the UK, and I think there are many fans who’ve waited long enough to see it.

“It’s one of the greatest joys in the world to me [playing acoustic] and I cannot wait to get over there and share that with the fans.”

Bohemia, which will be located between the campsite and the main area, will kick off on Thursday afternoon to all ticket holders.

The arena will also feature performances from The Chapman Family, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Fighting With Wire, Rolo Tomassi, Twin Atlantic, Attack! Attack! and Cancer Bats.

Festival bosses have also confirmed that there will be six hours of comedy over the weekend hosted by Lou Saffire. The first names revealed include Gary Delaney, Sean Percival, Sully O’Sullivan, Andrew O’Neil, Craig Campbell, Jason John Whitehead and Markus Birdman as well as Duncan Oakley, Woody Bop Muddy and Ivan Brackenbury.

Click here to see the latest Sonisphere line-up.

and Linkin Park will headline Sonisphere 2009 which will take place at Knebworth House from 1-2 August.

Weekend camping tickets are on sale now priced at £157.50 (plus booking fee).

Other options available include a two-day pass without camping (£132.50), family camping tickets and coach options too.

Click here to buy Sonisphere tickets.