Dream Theater will headline the Saturn Stage on Sunday at Sonisphere this summer, playing alongside the likes of Metallica, Iron Maiden, The Prodigy, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Limp Bizkit and more at the festival.
The prog metal masters are not the only band being added to the bill who are making their Sonisphere debut. Promising an incredible set are Devil You Know. Made up of Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones, Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish), John Sankey (Devolved/ ex Divine Heresy, Fear Factory) and Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through), the band say: “We are beyond stoked to make Sonisphere our first UK festival! It’s an honour to be playing alongside some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal. What a way to play the UK for the first time.”
Also excited about the line-up they’re joining are Glasgow heavyweights Yashin, with vocalist Harry Radford saying: “It’s like we’ve been put in the middle of our record collections, so many of our heroes in one place, it’s actually ridiculous.” Bringing the country fuzz are Nashville-based, The Cadillac Three who ply the kind of loud and boisterous rock the world’s largest PAs were invented for.
Glamour Of The Kill are promising a full set of triumphant anthems at Sonisphere, with vocalist Davey Richmond saying: “There’s something special about Sonisphere that you don’t seem to get from any other festival and we’re happy to see it making a bold comeback.”
Then there’s hardcore quintet Palm Reader, retro rockers Broken Hands who supported The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park last summer and Fort Hope, a new band, which rose from the ashes of My Passion. Rounding out the additions to the line-up are The One Hundred, who mix an eclectic combination of crushing guitars and infectious electronica, and Collibus, who became the first metal band in the world to play the House of Commons last year after they won the 2013 Discretionary Rock Award of Parliament’s largest competition, Rock the House.
Early Bird Weekend tickets for Sonisphere 2014 are on sale now. The highly popular deposit scheme is also running from now until April, meaning fans will be able to reserve their tickets for an initial payment of just £50. Check here for further details.