SONISPHERE 2009

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Date: 01 Aug 2009 - 02 Aug 2009

Headliners: Linkin Park, and Metallica

Venue: Knebworth, UK


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Sonisphere scoops Best New Festival award

Sonisphere scoops Best New Festival award

Sonisphere Festival scooped the Best New Festival prize at the UK Festival Awards tonight (Thursday).

UK Festival Awards 2009: winners in full

UK Festival Awards 2009: winners in full

Unveiled at a full house in the indigO2, here's a rundown of the winners at the UK Festival Awards 2009...

UK Festival Awards shortlists announced

UK Festival Awards shortlists announced

The shortlists for this year's UK Festival Awards have been announced.

Sonisphere 2010 dates revealed

Sonisphere 2010 dates revealed

Organisers have now confirmed that Sonisphere will return to Knebworth as a two day festival on Saturday the 31st July and Sunday 1st August 2010

Nominate your Most Memorable Moment of 2009

Nominate your Most Memorable Moment of 2009

With the UK Festival Awards nominations now open, we need your help to shape the Most Memorable Moment category.

Metallica close 'best yet' Sonisphere

Metallica close 'best yet' Sonisphere

The two day rock bash which took place at Knebworth Park was branded a 'success' by organisers who have promised to bring it back next year.

Linkin Park close day one of Sonisphere, Knebworth

Linkin Park close day one of Sonisphere, Knebworth

Early evening saw a fleet of blacked out vans pulling into the production area, and a strict no-smoking policy enforced in the back stage area, as clean-living headliners Linkin Park arrived on-site...

Swine flu forces Ataris to pull Sonisphere show

Swine flu forces Ataris to pull Sonisphere show

Ataris have been forced to cancel their Sonisphere show after one of the band members contracted suspected swine flu.

Ex-frontman to sing with Anthrax at Sonisphere

Ex-frontman to sing with Anthrax at Sonisphere

As Paradise Lost and Bjorn Again are confirmed, speculation surrounding Anthax's upcoming Sonisphere performance has been quelled as the band are set to re-unite with ex front-man John Bush at Knebworth.

Soil join Sonisphere line-up

Soil join Sonisphere line-up

Sonisphere's already packed line-up is complimented by the exciting news that Soil will be bringing their breed of hard rocking to Knebworth.

Machine Head pull out of Sonisphere Festival

Machine Head pull out of Sonisphere Festival

Machine Head have cancelled their Sonisphere Festival appearance following Limp Bizkit being added to the line-up.

Sonisphere has 'Perfect start' in Holland

Sonisphere has 'Perfect start' in Holland

Metallica, Korn and Slipknot thrilled the crowds as the first leg of Sonisphere blasted off successfully in Nijmegen, Netherlands on Saturday (20 June).

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last five days...

The Wildhearts added to Sonisphere line-up

The Wildhearts added to Sonisphere line-up

The Wildhearts, along with Architects and Glamour Of The Kill, are the latest additions for Sonisphere Festival.

Sonisphere Festival stage and day breakdowns

Sonisphere Festival stage and day breakdowns

Sonisphere Festival organisers have revealed the stage and day breakdowns for this August's inaugural event.

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...

Three UK festival exclusives for Sonisphere

Three UK festival exclusives for Sonisphere

Sonisphere are set to spoil fans this year adding another three UK festival exclusives to the bill.

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...

Corey Taylor to play solo show at Sonisphere

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.

Fear Factory set for Bloodstock & Sonisphere

Fear Factory set for Bloodstock & Sonisphere

Dino Cazares and Burton C Bell have finally reunited to bring Fear Factory back together for two summer festivals.

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...

Feeder added to Sonisphere line-up

Feeder added to Sonisphere line-up

Moving away from the metal and heavy rock bands that dominate the bill, Feeder are among the latest acts announced for the inaugural Sonisphere festival.

Sonisphere festival deposit scheme announced

Sonisphere festival deposit scheme announced

Festival-goers wishing to go to Sonisphere can now buy tickets with a new deposit scheme, organisers have announced.

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories you may have missed over the last seven days...

Nine Inch Nails and more for Sonisphere

Nine Inch Nails and more for Sonisphere

Nine Inch Nails are among the latest names announced for this year's Sonisphere Festival.

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories you may have missed over the last seven days...

Bullet For My Valentine to play Sonisphere

Bullet For My Valentine to play Sonisphere

Bullet For My Valentine have been added to the Sonisphere bill after pulling out of Hammerfest.

Machine Head and more for Sonisphere

Machine Head and more for Sonisphere

Organisers have secured three UK exclusives for the first Sonisphere Festival.

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories you may have missed over the last seven days...

HOT TICKETS: Sonisphere 2009

HOT TICKETS: Sonisphere 2009

Tickets have gone on sale for this year's Sonisphere festival.

Metallica, Linkin Park for Sonisphere

Metallica, Linkin Park for Sonisphere

Metallica and Linkin Park will headline Sonisphere, a new festival to be held at Knebworth House.

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