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Sonisphere Knebworth Officially Cancelled

The annual Knebworth, UK edition of the “Sonisphere Festival” has officially been cancelled. The event was due to feature an impressive array of performers. The official statement regarding the festival’s cancellation can be read below:

“It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012.

Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar. Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect.

We want to express our deepest regrets to the artists and to thank all the staff, suppliers and contractors who worked so hard with us to try and pull off what has proven to be an impossible task and we know how much they share in our disappointment. We also want to send a huge thanks to the Sonisphere fans who stuck by us and we are so sorry that we can’t fulfil what we set out to do.

Ticket holders will automatically receive a full refund direct from their ticket agents.

Team Sonisphere.”


  • chacho

    And bricks of rage and disappointment have been shat by all…

  • cma3585

    Wonder if Sabbath’s cancellation had anything to do with this. They got Kiss to play their slot instead. Oh boy…

    • Aggroculture

      Huh? Sabbath is playing Download.
      I think putting Queen+Adam Lambert as headliners here really sunk this festival’s chances. I wonder if FNM will reschedule.

  • adamonfire

    Gotta say here in the US if a band cancels it’s usually do to either an illness/death/visa issue, whereas I’ve been seeing quite a few festivals around the globe not happening due to promoters. If anyone else seems to have their shit together, it’s Brazil.