KISS, Queen, Faith No More – all confirmed for Sonisphere Knebworth 2012
KISS – no stranger to the festival stage will headline the first night complete with pyros and ticker tape. Queen return with a new face to belt out Queen classics. Faith No More also return to the UK’s summer circuit with a UK headliner exclusive set to close the festival.
Knebworth was the setting for Queen’s final concert with Freddie Mercury in August 1986. May and Taylor also confirmed that for this very special event they will be joined by US singer-songwriter Adam Lambert. Lambert joined Queen for the closing showcase at the recent MTV Europe Awards where the band were present to collect their Global Icon award.
Says Brian May: “Judging by my incoming mail, this decision will make a lot of people very happy. It’s a worthy challenge for us, and I’m sure Adam would meet with Freddie’s approval! And what better place to revisit, and walk those emotional paths than Knebworth? It will be a rush.”
Other announcement highlights include only UK Shows Of 2012 from Evanescence, Marilyn Manson, Incubus, Within Temptation and Wolfmother. Exclusive Festival appearances from Mastodon, Andrew W.K., Flogging Molly, Lacuna Coil, Gojira, Switchfoot, Ghost & Katatonia. Not only that – Refused to perform first UK Show Since 1998 exclusively at Sonisphere.
Appearances from: The Darkness, Cypress Hill, The Blackout, Fields Of The Nephilim, & I Killed The Prom Queen. Tim Minchin leads comedy with a headline slot on the Saturn Stage.
Tickets are on sale from 9am Thursday 23rd Feb from www.sonisphere.co.uk or 0844 871 8803 priced at £145 for weekend tickets, £170 for three days with camping, £180 for four days with camping, a very limited number of day tickets available for £75. A deposit scheme will be launched at the same time for those who want to spread the cost of their ticket. A deposit of £50 will secure a weekend ticket, with the balance due anytime before 30th April 2012.
Rock Royalty and Day VIP packages are also available at www.sonisphere.co.uk
Sonisphere Knebworth takes place July 6th – 8th at Knebworth House.