Sonisphere brings the Big Four to the UK

Sonisphere will exclusively be bringing together the 'Big 4' (pioneers of thrash metal) in the UK for the first time in history to headline the Friday night at Knebworth.

Last summer saw the live debut of 'THE BIG 4' pioneers of thrash at several European Sonispheres, marking one of the most significant events in the history of metal at the time. Such was the demand that a live cinecast of the Bulgarian show saw over 130,000 people turn out to local cinemas, with reports of mosh pits breaking out in movie theatres.

The bands themselves are excited too with Slayer's Kerry King saying: “Always excited to do big 4 shows. Now England is in line to be devastated by this heavy metal powerhouse! Can’t Fucking wait!!!”

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine enthuses: “The Big Four Concerts are the most important, most exciting event to happen in the history of live concerts in our genre, and perhaps the entire music industry. I am glad to be a part of this enormous celebration of thrash, speed, and good ole heavy metal!”

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian gets all festive: “Merry early Xmas present for us… more BIG 4 shows!!! The shows we did together with our brothers in Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth were not only the high point of 2010, but also some of the best shows Anthrax have ever played. Getting to share this with our friends in the UK will be amazing”.

As previously announced, Biffy Clyro headline the Saturday night with Slipknot closing the Sunday of the three day rock festival which returns to Knebworth Park on 8-10 August.

Sonisphere tickets, expected to sell FAST, are priced at £175 for a four-day camping ticket, £165 for a three-day camping ticket and £140 for a weekend ticket without camping.

Fans are also able to buy tickets on a deposit scheme and they can secure a pass for £50 with the remainder of the balance to be paid by 1 March 2011.VIP, campervan, car parking passes and lockers are also available.

Click here to buy Sonisphere Festival tickets.

But that’s not all! If you buy Sonisphere weekend tickets through Virtual Festivals, you’ll receive a 15% discount on all Sonisphere merchandise in their new online store.

That’s right, you can save a pretty penny just in time for Christmas and get your hands on t-shirts, posters, keyrings, lighters and much more – all the essential Sonisphere wares and those ideal stocking fillers as well.

Click here to visit the Sonisphere online store.