SONISPHERE’s Sunday showcases more massive names to make sure the festival goes out with a bang. Making their way from Calabasas, California, alt-rock icons INCUBUS will not so much warm up the APOLLO stage for headliners FAITH NO MORE as set it on fire, with a plethora of hits from a 20 year career that’s seen over 13 million album sales. With last year’s “If Not Now, When?” – their first new album in five years – crashing into the top 20, INCUBUS are at the height of their game, and will prove as much at their only UK appearance of 2012.
Controversial, shocking, provocative; whatever your opinion, there is no doubt about MARILYN MANSON’s ability to entertain and enthral. With the means and know-how to deliver one of the greatest shows in rock’n’roll, and an array of industrial metal anthems such as “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”, “The Beautiful People”, “The Dope Show”, “Disposable Teens” “mOBSCENE” and many more, MARILYN MANSON’s only UK show of 2012 is not to be missed.
Multi platinum selling Hip-Hopsters CYPRESS HILL bring their inimitable rap rock stylings to KNEBWORTH this summer. With a brand new collaboration with dubstep pioneer RUSKO set for a release in April, and classics like “Insane In The Brain” and “I Ain’t Goin Out Like That” in their arsenal, Sen Dog, B-Real, DJ Muggs and Eric Bobo will deliver an unmissable set at SONISPHERE.
A name synonymous with the art of partying, ANDREW W.K. has been spreading his message of joy, fun love and freedom for over a decade. With irresistible party anthems like “Party Hard”, “She Is Beautiful”, “We Want Fun” and “Tear It Up”, ANDREW WK will bring the bright California sunshine to make Sunday July 8th even brighter.
Aside from the big names on the APOLLO stage, the first three names for KNEBWORTH’s other main stage – SATURN – can be revealed, and what heavy hitters they are!
Groundbreaking and highly influential Swedish hardcore pioneers REFUSED return to the UK for their first show since 1998. That year’s “The Shape Of Punk To Come” re-wrote the rule book, effortlessly melding punk, metal and hardcore with jazzy time changes and techno beats to provide the backing for an angry and politically charged hymn sheet. With a reputation that if anything has only grown stronger in the fourteen years since they declared themselves dead, the promise of REFUSED’s only UK show will doubtless satisfy not only SONISPHERE ticket holders, but a good many of their peers on the bill too.
Grammy Awards Nominations, Top 20 albums, live appearances on Jools Holland. These things are not encountered in the day to day dealings of your average heavy metal band, but then MASTODON are far from average. Undoubtedly the most critically acclaimed metal band in recent years, MASTODON’s progressive take on the genre has seen them become the one heavy band that everyone can agree on. Hot off the back of a sold-out UK tour in support of latest album “The Hunter” MASTODON will perform their latest opus in its entirety exclusively at SONISPHERE. Says drummer Brann Dailor:
“Me and the guys couldn’t be more thrilled to play Sonisphere. It’s always a blast, the crowds are always incredible. We look forward to seeing you in person.”
Hot off the Kerrang! tour, welsh rockers THE BLACKOUT come armed with heavy hitting uplifting numbers like “Hard Slammin”, “It’s High Tide Baby!”, “Save Our Selves (The Warning)” and “Higher & Higher” that will please both their dedicated Riot Squad and casual observers alike.