SONISPHERE 2011

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Date: 08 Jul 2011 - 10 Jul 2011

Headliners: Biffy Clyro, Slipknot, and Metallica

Venue: Knebworth, UK

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UK Festival Awards 2011 winners in full

UK Festival Awards 2011 winners in full

Here's the full list of who won what at the UK Festival Awards 2011.

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Sonisphere is big line up hit at UK Festival Awards

Sonisphere is big line up hit at UK Festival Awards

Sonisphere 2011 has won the coveted 'Line-up of the Year' award in association with XL Video.

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Glastonbury wins Best Festival gong at Live UK Awards

Glastonbury wins Best Festival gong at Live UK Awards

Glastonbury Festival picked up the Best Festival gong at the Live UK Business Awards last night (Thursday 6 October).

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Live Music Business Awards 2011 finalists revealed

Live Music Business Awards 2011 finalists revealed

The finalists for the Live Music Business Awards 2011 have been announced, with Foo Fighters, Slipknot and Beyonce poised to fight it out for the Best Festival Performance award, and Reading, Glastonbury, Bestival and Sonisphere also getting nods.

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Get your photos in the Sonisphere 2011 yearbook

Get your photos in the Sonisphere 2011 yearbook

Sonisphere organisers are creating a limited edition 2011 festival yearbook and are asking for fan's photographs, so they can be a part of it too.

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Virtual Festivals' 2011 Festival Census

Virtual Festivals' 2011 Festival Census

Let us know how the summer of festivals in 2011 has been for you and have your chance to win a brand new iPad!

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Motorhead man nearly misses Sonisphere

Motorhead man nearly misses Sonisphere

Turns out Phil Campbell isn't ace at directions.

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Weezer announce 'Weezer Cruise' mini-festival

Weezer announce 'Weezer Cruise' mini-festival

Four-piece rockers Weezer are set to trade Beverly Hills for the Atlantic Ocean, after revealing plans for a 'Weezer Cruise' sailing from Miami to Mexico.

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Foo Fighters in frame for Sonisphere 2012 line up

Foo Fighters in frame for Sonisphere 2012 line up

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.

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Sonisphere 2012 tickets on sale Wednesday

Sonisphere 2012 tickets on sale Wednesday

Sonisphere 2012 will take place on 6-8 July next year, organisers have confirmed.

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Watch Sonisphere 2011 live online today

Watch Sonisphere 2011 live online today

Tune in to catch Slipknot, Motorhead, Mastodon and Opeth at Sonisphere 2011

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Motorhead triumph over tragedy at Sonisphere

Motorhead triumph over tragedy at Sonisphere

Motörhead soaked Sonisphere in ballsy, old school metal on the day it was announced their former guitarist Wurzel had died.

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Limp Bizkit get the hits out at Sonisphere

Limp Bizkit get the hits out at Sonisphere

Limp Bizkit brought the testosterone to Sonisphere with a misogynist-filled set of nu-metal pop and a guitarist dressed as a duo-tone monkey skeleton.

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Bill Bailey comes home to Sonisphere

Bill Bailey comes home to Sonisphere

Bill Bailey played the biggest ever comedy gig at a rock festival tonight at Sonisphere.

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Slipknot rip Sonisphere 2011 apart

Slipknot rip Sonisphere 2011 apart

Slipknot celebrated the legacy of late bassist Paul Gray with a relentless, visceral headlining Sonisphere set in front of the biggest crowd of the weekend.

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The 'Big Four' storm Sonisphere

The 'Big Four' storm Sonisphere

It was the day that Thrash Metal came home. The Big Four, barely a grain on the populist conscience when they were at their collective might, showed Sonisphere Festival why a decade of momentous work in the 1980s changed the rock landscape forever.

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Gallows start massive Sonisphere 2011 circle pit

Gallows start massive Sonisphere 2011 circle pit

Fresh from the news that Gallows' frontman Frank Carter will be going his own way, the London hardcore band play an epic afternoon set in the grounds of Knebworth House.

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Weezer bring the sun and party to Sonisphere 2011

Weezer bring the sun and party to Sonisphere 2011

Weezer brought the party atmosphere to Sonisphere 2011, creating field-wide sing-a-longs for 'Beverly Hills', 'Buddy Holly' and 'Hash Pipe'.

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Biffy Clyro light up Sonisphere 2011

Biffy Clyro light up Sonisphere 2011

Band carry on firework and pyrotechnic theme from Metallica the night previous at Sonisphere 2011.

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Slipknot to live stream Sonisphere set

Slipknot to live stream Sonisphere set

US metallers Slipknot have announced that they will host a live stream of their performance at Sonisphere festival this Sunday, with the band set to headline the final day of the Knebworth rock event.

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Weather watch: what to pack for this weekend

Weather watch: what to pack for this weekend

Weather forecasts for T In The Park 2011, Sonisphere 2011, NASS 2011, Wakestock 2011, T4 On The Beach 2011 and Lounge On The Farm 2011.

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Introducing... the Virtual Festivals Vouchers app

Introducing... the Virtual Festivals Vouchers app

Having visited a slew of summer festivals already, we realise that they're getting more expensive. So to save you some cash, we're proud to introduce the Virtual Festivals Vouchers app!

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Rain predicted in Sonisphere 2011 weather forecast

Rain predicted in Sonisphere 2011 weather forecast

Rain is in store for Friday (8 July) and Saturday (9 July), at Sonisphere Festival 2011, held from 8-10 July at Knebworth in Hertfordshire.

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Sonisphere Festival reveals stage times

Sonisphere Festival reveals stage times

Sonisphere 2011 organisers have revealed the set times for the Knebworth event, which returns from 7-10 July.

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Sonisphere to have two minute silence for Paul Gray

Sonisphere to have two minute silence for Paul Gray

Sonisphere will host a two minute silence in remembrance of Paul Gray.

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Win a pair of Sonisphere 2011 VIP tickets!

Win a pair of Sonisphere 2011 VIP tickets!

Join our Sonisphere 2011 e-street team and you could win VIP tickets to the Knebworth event next month.

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Extra Sonisphere Festival 2011 day tickets available

Extra Sonisphere Festival 2011 day tickets available

As Sonisphere Festival 2011's excited fans proved more than enthusiastic in their acquisition of tickets through the event's 'Power Ballot' scheme, organisers have successfully applied for an increased capacity for the Knebworth event which returns from 8-10 July.

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One Minute Silence cancel Sonisphere show

One Minute Silence cancel Sonisphere show

The recently-reformed One Minute Silence have pulled out of their UK Sonisphere Festival appearance, stating that they are not ready to perform.

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Travel by train to this summer's festivals

Travel by train to this summer's festivals

If you've already got your festival tickets why not travel by train?

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New Virtual Festivals site: feedback wanted

New Virtual Festivals site: feedback wanted

So, as you've probably noticed, Virtual Festivals has had a re-jig and a lick of paint and we want to know your thoughts!

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Sonisphere line-up swells with eleven new acts

Sonisphere line-up swells with eleven new acts

Sonisphere 2011, held from 8-10 July at Knebworth, has added five new bands and six DJs to what was supposed to be the completed line-up.

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New car lift-sharing scheme announced

New car lift-sharing scheme announced

Lift-sharers heading to Reading, Leeds, Sonisphere, Wakestock and Latitude could win themselves a VIP upgrade to this year's events by signing up to a new website.

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Sonisphere reveals day ticket ballot scheme

Sonisphere reveals day ticket ballot scheme

Sonisphere Festival 2011, held from 8-10 July in Knebworth, is set to release a limited number of day tickets via a power ballot scheme.

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Sonisphere 2011 completes line-up

Sonisphere 2011 completes line-up

Sonisphere has completed its line-up for 2011, with Blood Red Shoes, Cerebral Ballzy and Sonic Boom Six among those added.

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Festivals to get pop-up hotel rooms in 2011

Festivals to get pop-up hotel rooms in 2011

A new "pop-up hotel room" company for this year's festivals could represent the last chance for festival-goers to get a ticket for Glastonbury Festival 2011.

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Howard Marks, more for Sonisphere Festival

Howard Marks, more for Sonisphere Festival

Howard Marks is among the latest names to sign up for Sonisphere 2011, held from 8-10 July at Knebworth.

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Sky Arts to film summer festivals in 3-D

Sky Arts to film summer festivals in 3-D

Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 and Bestival 2011 will be the first UK festivals to be filmed in 3-D, say Sky Arts.

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Bad Religion among 28 new acts for Sonisphere

Bad Religion among 28 new acts for Sonisphere

Bad Religion, Cavalera Conspiracy and Sylosis have been confirmed for Sonisphere 2011 with the music festival set for Knebworth from 8-10 July.

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Jackass star Steve-O among Sonisphere comedy acts

Jackass star Steve-O among Sonisphere comedy acts

Jackass star Steve-O will make his stand-up debut at Sonisphere, headlining the Bohemia stage, with Andrew O'Neill, Bob Slayer, Jason John Whitehead, Jason Rouse and Jim Breuer also set to perform over the weekend.

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Bill Bailey to play main stage slot at Sonisphere

Bill Bailey to play main stage slot at Sonisphere

The somerset-born comedian will perform a mainstage stand up performance on the Sunday night of the festival before Slipknot's headline slot.

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Great Big Green Ideas competition opens!

Great Big Green Ideas competition opens!

A Greener Festival is launching its annual competition for Great Big Green Ideas.

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The Mars Volta and more for Sonisphere

The Mars Volta and more for Sonisphere

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.

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Slipknot name new bassist for Sonisphere

Slipknot name new bassist for Sonisphere

Slipknot have announced that original member Donnie Steele will take the stage with the band this summer in place of the late Paul Gray on bass.

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Sonisphere: "Metallica will never cease to amaze"

Sonisphere: "Metallica will never cease to amaze"

Sonisphere boss Stuart Galbraith has spoken out in commendation of Metallica's 'consummate professionalism' and groundbreaking vision, and states that 'Biffy have earned their slot'.

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Buy Sonisphere tickets for chance of guest upgrade

Buy Sonisphere tickets for chance of guest upgrade

Sonisphere and Virtual Festivals have teamed up to offer you all the chance of an upgrade on Sonisphere tickets to Guest Passes - featuring access to the guest hospitality bar and campsite - when you buy tickets through us.

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You Me At Six, Sum 41, more for Sonisphere

You Me At Six, Sum 41, more for Sonisphere

You Me At Six, All Time Low, Sum 41, House Of Pain, Arch Enemy, Periphery, Grinspoon and Fozzy are the latest names added to Sonisphere 2011.

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Thrash metal 'Big Four' for German show

Thrash metal 'Big Four' for German show

Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth have announced a one-off arena date in Gelsenkirechen, Germany.

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Limp Bizkit, more for Sonisphere Festival 2011

Limp Bizkit, more for Sonisphere Festival 2011

Limp Bizkit and The Sisters Of Mercy head the latest announcements for this year's UK leg of Sonisphere.

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Weezer, Airbourne and more for Sonisphere 2011

Weezer, Airbourne and more for Sonisphere 2011

Weezer head the new names announced for Sonisphere 2011, which takes place at Knebworth House, Stevenage on 8-10 July.

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Motorhead and more for Sonisphere UK 2011

Motorhead and more for Sonisphere UK 2011

Veteran rockers Motorhead head the new additions to the UK leg of Sonisphere 2011 announced today (17 January).

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Buckcherry self-confirm UK 2011 festival dates

Buckcherry self-confirm UK 2011 festival dates

Glam-metallers Buckcherry are to appear at two festivals in the UK this summer.

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Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition returns

Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition returns

Red Bull Bedroom Jam, the weekly live music webcast, is back for a fifth year and looking for aspiring musicians to launch in to the spotlight.

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Sonisphere 2011 reveals first European acts

Sonisphere 2011 reveals first European acts

The Polish, Spanish, French and Swiss legs of Sonisphere have made their first announcements this week, confirming dates and headliners.

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Buy tickets through VF, get Festival Annual cheap!

Buy tickets through VF, get Festival Annual cheap!

We've teamed up with Festival Annual to offer you £10 off of this year's edition of the photo book, which documented the very best of the 2010 UK and Irish festival season.

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Sonisphere brings the Big Four to the UK

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.

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Sonisphere Festival 2011 tickets on sale

Sonisphere Festival 2011 tickets on sale

Sonisphere Festival 2011 tickets have gone on sale this morning (Friday).

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Biffy Clyro to headline Sonisphere

Biffy Clyro to headline Sonisphere

Biffy Clyro are the second headliner to be announced for Sonisphere, after Slipknot were revealed on Friday. They will make their only UK festival appearance at Knebworth, on the Saturday.

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Slipknot to headline Sonisphere UK

Slipknot to headline Sonisphere UK

Slipknot will make their first and only UK appearance this summer without founding bassist Paul Gray (who passed away earlier in the year) at Sonisphere festival which returns to Knebworth House on the earlier dates of 8-10 July.

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Sonisphere to head to France and Italy in 2011

Sonisphere to head to France and Italy in 2011

Sonisphere 2011 organisers have revealed that the festival will take place in two additional European locations next year.

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Sonisphere Festival 2011 dates announced

Sonisphere Festival 2011 dates announced

The UK leg of Sonisphere 2011 will take place on 8-10 July next year, organisers have confirmed.

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