The Mars Volta and more for Sonisphere

The Mars Volta at Big Day Out (AUS) 2010 by Sandra Herd
The Mars Volta at Big Day Out (AUS) 2010 by Sandra Herd

The Mars Volta will make their only UK show of 2011 playing just before Saturday headliners Biffy Clyro on the Apollo Stage at Sonisphere, Knebworth.

Joining them are Opeth, Killing Joke, Four Year Strong, The Black Dahlia Murder, Black Tide, Watain, Firewind, Rise To Remain, Alestorm, Six Hour Sundown and The Treatment.

Says Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López: “We’re stoked to come and play. Everything I’ve heard about the festival has been positive, I’m sure it’ll be great. Playing live for me is the best part of being in a band, I can’t wait to get back out there. I’m excited to play the new songs.

Sonisphere 2011 (UK) returns to Knebworth House, Hertfordshire for it’s strongest billing yet with Biffy Clyro, the return of Slipknot, and for the first time together on British soil, ‘the Big Four‘ – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax.

Limp Bizkit, Weezer and You Me At Six will also perform across the three day festival which takes place from 8-10 July.

Click here to see the full line up for Sonisphere 2011.

Guest ticket holders get to camp in the exclusive guest camping site with separate loos, and to access the hospitality bar, where the festival’s music industry guests rub shoulders.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one of two pairs of Guest upgrades is buy your tickets through the VF ticket link below.

Winners will be chosen at random and informed on Friday 24th June.

If you buy Sonisphere 2011 (UK) weekend tickets through Virtual Festivals, you’ll also receive a 15% discount on all Sonisphere merchandise in their new online store.

That’s right, you can get your hands on t-shirts, posters, keyrings, lighters and much more for much less!

Click here to buy Sonisphere tickets.