Official press release:

"Team Sonisphere is sad to say that it has now been confirmed that Sonisphere UK will take a year off in 2013. The three Sonisphere Festivals to date at Knebworth in 2009/2010/2011 set a very high standard and indeed 2011 was voted the best festival line-up by The UK Festival Awards.

We think it is really important that the event only runs when it has a line-up that sets it apart from the competition whilst also carrying a ticket price that allows us to offer real value for money to the music fans. We were hoping to do that in 2013 but unfortunately it wasn't possible to fulfil both aims with the principle problem of there being a lack of available headliners of the calibre of previous festivals at Knebworth. We made offers to over a dozen major artists but for various reasons none of these offers lead to securing a strong bill.

The good news is that the Sonispheres in Amneville, France and Milan, Italy are already on sale and UK fans who fancy jumping on a budget airline and seeing the mighty Iron Maiden at Sonisphere festivals in sunnier climates can buy tickets via Sonisphere festivals in pounds sterling. Watch out for more Sonsiphere European news to be announced early 2013."

Posted: 21.12.2012 by Abattoir


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Slayerus23 - 21.12.2012 at 21:16  
Don't care. Still no Sonisphere in Portugal, so...
Iron Nostarion - 21.12.2012 at 21:37  
I agree, Sonisphere 2011 was good. If they can't at least match that there's no point in making a ticket. Though still, really, Sonisphere 2011 had no really good shows apart from the Big 4 and Motorhead, and they need to top that, not go down. Honorable decision, even though after seeing Hellfest and seeing lineups of stuff like Wacken and metal cruises, they have no real metalhead-appealing shows.

Maiden is still great, so yeah.

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