Sonisphere 2009 News

01 Aug 2009 - 02 Aug 2009
Knebworth, UK

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Sonisphere scoops Best New Festival award
Sonisphere Festival scooped the Best New Festival prize at the UK Festival Awards tonight (Thursday).
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Biffy Clyro added to Isle of Wight Festival bill
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Friendly Fires to headline Camp Bestival 2010
Marc Almond, Billy Bragg and loads more added
Kasabian, the Prodigy for Benicassim Festival
The Specials, Public Image Limited, more for Spanish event
Beach Break Live finds a new home in Wales
Student festival is heading back to the seaside - buy tickets!
The Big Reunion 2009 Weekend Two
27-29 November - Butlin, Skegness
The Big Reunion 2009 Weekend 1
20-22 November - Butlins, Skegness
UK Festival Awards 2009
indigO2, London - 19 November
vinspired Lake Of Stars Festival 2009: Rated!
Nkopola Lodge, Mangochi, Malawi, Africa - 15-18 October 2009
Dubai Sound City 2009: Rated!
The Irish Village - 5-7 November
Atomik Weekender 2010: Rated!
Prestatyn Pontins, Wales - 6-8 November
Hot Rats: 'We arrived by helicopter playing 'Ride Of The Valkyries''
Supergrass' Danny Goffey talks about his new band, toilet tours and Butthole Surfers
James Walsh: 'It sounds mad but Take That should Play Glasto'
The Starsailor frontman talks about his film career, solo work and Brucie
The pleasant revolt: Katrina Larkin
We talk to the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award
Twisted Wheel: 'We did a gig and fans were throwing car hubcaps around!'
Twisted Wheel's Johnny Brown talks to us at Liverpool Music Week
The Wombats: 'He got into a tent and woke up next to a randomer'
The Wombats discuss their strangest festival moments
We predict the headliners of 2010
This summer bill toppers and some we want to see
An Aussie's guide to the best Australian Music Festivals
We ask an indigenous insider to give us the low-down
Thawed out: freezing festivals and snow soirees
The best events to give you the chills...
15 things that happened in 2009 that may never happen again
Festival one-offs from the past 12 months
New Year's Easy: where to go for NYE
Mark the end of a decade with a memorable night
Festivals 2009: a year in review
The moments that have defined the last 12 months
Dubai Sound City: our winner returns
Check out Liz's thoughts on the festival
The Big One: Dubai Sound City 2009
The Irish Village, Dubai, UAE
The big one: Swn Festival 2009
Various, Cardiff, Wales - 21 October 2009
VF is 10: the future of festivals
We talk to organisers about the last ten years
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...
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UK Festival Awards shortlists announced
UK Festival Awards shortlists announced
The shortlists for this year's UK Festival Awards have been announced.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Machine Head pull out of Sonisphere Festival
Machine Head have cancelled their Sonisphere Festival appearance following Limp Bizkit being added to the line-up.
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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).
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The Wildhearts added to Sonisphere line-up
The Wildhearts, along with Architects and Glamour Of The Kill, are the latest additions for Sonisphere Festival.
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Sonisphere Festival stage and day breakdowns
Sonisphere Festival organisers have revealed the stage and day breakdowns for this August's inaugural event.
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Three UK festival exclusives for Sonisphere
Sonisphere are set to spoil fans this year adding another three UK festival exclusives to the bill.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sonisphere festival deposit scheme announced
Festival-goers wishing to go to Sonisphere can now buy tickets with a new deposit scheme, organisers have announced.
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Nine Inch Nails and more for Sonisphere
Nine Inch Nails are among the latest names announced for this year's Sonisphere Festival.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
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Bullet For My Valentine to play Sonisphere
Bullet For My Valentine have been added to the Sonisphere bill after pulling out of Hammerfest.
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Machine Head and more for Sonisphere
Organisers have secured three UK exclusives for the first Sonisphere Festival.
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HOT TICKETS: Sonisphere 2009
Tickets have gone on sale for this year's Sonisphere festival.
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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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