Machine Head announced that the band will no longer play the upcoming Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth, UK:

"It is with the utmost disappointment that we must announce that Machine Head will not be playing the Sonisphere date at Knebworth in the U.K. on August 2nd.

In a turn of events that has left us absolutely baffled, the promoter of the U.K. Sonisphere festival recently placed, unbeknownst to us, Limp Bizkit in our 3rd slot on the festival. Seeing as the running order was a significant part of the negotiation and agreement between us and the promoter, and the fact that we had been advertised in that slot since the festival's announcement, you can imagine our surprise when we were "told" that we would now be playing in the 4th slot, under Limp Bizkit, and bizarrely, it was actually expected that we would quietly move down the bill without issue. We will not.

Machine Head turned down the U.K.'s Download Festival, a festival we are very fond of - which incidentally, had us above Limp Bizkit - to commit to the Knebworth festival, as we felt a closer kinship to the bands performing this year. In an effort to make this situation in Knebworth work, we have spent more than a week striving to resolve this issue in a proper manner. Unfortunately, that did not happen.

So we have regrettably been left with no choice but to cancel our appearance rather than stand for the disrespect and indignity offered by a promoter who won't honor our agreement. While we know that our fans will be furious about this situation - as are we, beyond words - we trust that you will all understand our position, and we encourage you to voice your opinion about it as loud and clear as possible.

The rest of our festival dates across Europe, including the other Sonisphere dates, as well as our headline of the Wacken festival remain unchanged."


Source: machinehead1.com
Band profile: Machine Head
Event: Sonisphere Festival
 
Posted: 09.07.2009 by Ham:dR



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pagb666 - 09.07.2009 at 15:32  
Well, they won't be missing much. Saw them Tuesday, they played for roughly 40mins ¬¬
Uirapuru - 09.07.2009 at 18:55  
That's a gay reason not to play.. what about the fans?
Marfere - 09.07.2009 at 19:56  
That's not a gay reason not to play. It's about respect and keeping true to an agreement. The promoter did not hold up his end of the deal. As a band in a tough business like the music industry, you can't take shit like this.

The gay thing here is Limp Bizkit.
Valentin B - 09.07.2009 at 21:52  
Imo Bizkit is better than Machine Head live.
Black Conundrum - 09.07.2009 at 22:28  
Well, it looks like Machine Head was quite disrepected. Man, I feel sorry for them that the promoter turned out to be a douchebag.
Marcel Hubregtse - 10.07.2009 at 03:31  
Written by Valentin B on 09.07.2009 at 21:52

Imo Bizkit is better than Machine Head live.


I hope you're kidding... cause that is the single most ludicrous comment I ever saw you post.
Valentin B - 10.07.2009 at 09:12  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.07.2009 at 03:31

Written by Valentin B on 09.07.2009 at 21:52

Imo Bizkit is better than Machine Head live.


I hope you're kidding... cause that is the single most ludicrous comment I ever saw you post.

do i usually post ludicrous comments according to you?

i'm not talking about performance here, i'm talking about the energy of the music, i'd definitely feel like jumping and moshing to LB than banging my head to MH's half thrash stuff. haven't listened to too much MH to decide if their music is better or not(IMO!!!!). Machine Head has this weird groove thrash thing going on which i don't really like, LB is straightforward party music.

hope i insulted you with this post
LeChron James - 10.07.2009 at 13:53  
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA they got bumped and replaced with LIMP BIZKIT? HAHAHAHAH
Talvi - 11.07.2009 at 15:05  
Crappy bands are crappy
Marfere - 11.07.2009 at 15:28  
Written by Valentin B on 10.07.2009 at 09:12

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.07.2009 at 03:31

Written by Valentin B on 09.07.2009 at 21:52

Imo Bizkit is better than Machine Head live.


I hope you're kidding... cause that is the single most ludicrous comment I ever saw you post.

do i usually post ludicrous comments according to you?

i'm not talking about performance here, i'm talking about the energy of the music, i'd definitely feel like jumping and moshing to LB than banging my head to MH's half thrash stuff. haven't listened to too much MH to decide if their music is better or not(IMO!!!!). Machine Head has this weird groove thrash thing going on which i don't really like, LB is straightforward party music.

hope i insulted you with this post


Haha straightforward party music? More like gayforward fagotry.
lord artan - 11.07.2009 at 19:08  
Thanks
Baz Anderson - 11.07.2009 at 19:33  
Yeh, judging by Limp Bizkit's performance at Download and Machine Head's at Hellfest - I prefer Limp Bizkit live these days.
Still, no doubt I'll sit through Machine Head again at Wacken.
HarmonyCorruptio - 14.07.2009 at 15:53  
OH NOOOOOOOOOOES. Those poor Sonisphere goers can't Machine Head for the nineteenth time in two years! Poor them.

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