Foo Fighters in frame for Sonisphere 2012 line up

Foo Fighters at Oxegen 2011 by Laura Callan
Foo Fighters at Oxegen 2011 by Laura Callan

Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the acts in the frame for the Sonisphere 2012 line-up, according to festival organiser Stuart Galbraith.

When asked onsite at a Sonisphere 2011 press conference if, as rumoured, the rock heavyweights would headline next year, he revealed that they were “two in a long list we’re talking to,” but that making the event “as broad as we can” was the priority.

You can watch the full press conference inlcuding talk of the Sonisphere 2012 line up in the video above (watch from around ten minutes).

Stressing that no-one was yet confirmed, he continued: “We could have Green Day or Blink 182. We could equally have Rammstein, Black Sabbath, Metallica or Iron Maiden. But there’s no point us booking [for example] Metallica, Rammstein and Slayer, and equally no point booking Blink, Green Day and My Chemical Romance. We need a balance across the weekend.”

As previously reported, Galbraith also confirmed that Sonisphere 2012 will return to Knebworth Park from 6-8 July, with the same 60,000 capacity as this year.

A limited amount of Early Bird Sonisphere 2012 tickets will go on sale tomorrow, with ticket-buyers also getting an exclusive t-shirt.

Check back for Sonisphere 2012 tickets links.