On the Saturday, the APOLLO stage boasts a plethora of talent that showcases not only what a truly eclectic festival SONISPHERE offers, but also its ability to deliver the biggest names across rocks’ spectrum.
As well as the exciting names from the world of rock, SONISPHERE once again shows its forward thinking nature, and invites musician/comedian TIM MINCHIN to headline the Saturday night on SATURN. Since his first appearance at SONISPHERE back in 2010 the TIM’s success has gone from strength to strength, resulting in his first UK arena tour, his first West End Musical (Matilda The Musical) and numerous high profile TV appearances. After the astounding success of Bill Bailey’s SATURN slot last year, TIM – with full backing band in tow – is bound to deliver a much talked about and highly memorable show at SONISPHERE.
EVANESCENCE were welcomed to the UK in 2003 when debut album “Fallen” went straight to Number One in the official charts. Since then it has gone on to go triple platinum here, with the multi-million selling US rockers counting no less than four top ten singles in this country. That their latest, self-titled album has already achieved silver status mere months after its release shows that EVANESCENCE mania shows no sign of slowing down before they hit KNEBWORTH for their only UK show of 2012.
Reformed glam-rockers THE DARKNESS come to KNEBWORTH armed with a catalogue of classics as well as the promise of the first chance to hear new material this summer. If “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us”, the first new song in seven years, is anything to go by, THE DARKNESS’ new material should delight crowds in equal measure to classics like “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”, “Get Your Hands Off My Woman”, “Growing On Me” and “One Way Ticket”.
Celtic folk-punks FLOGGING MOLLY make their way from Los Angeles California to show SONISPHERE why they are the perfect festival band. Armed with banjos, mandolins, fiddles, tin whistles, accordions and spoons, the seven-piece will entertain the masses with music from their five album career.
Sometimes you can’t get enough of a good thing, which is why SONISPHERE is proud to welcome back mighty metal powerhouse GOJIRA. Opening the APOLLO stage, the fierce French foursome will ensure a punishingly heavy start to the Saturday of SONISPHERE and give UK fans the first chance to hear new material from their fifth album – and first for new label Roadrunner – due later this year.
Over on SATURN, Italian goth-metallers LACUNA COIL give you their only chance to see them in the UK this summer, bringing with them a beautiful bounty of deliciously melodic, ethereal metal from their 18 year career.