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No Sonisphere in 2015

By | Published on Monday 19 January 2015


Promoters of Sonisphere have confirmed that there will be no UK edition of the metal fest this year, after failing to secure suitable headliners to lead the event.

Originally touring various European countries, the 2012 UK edition of Sonisphere was cancelled and it didn’t return the following year. But last summer Iron Maiden, Metallica and The Prodigy headlined a special edition designed to celebrate 40 years of rock music at its English base Knebworth Park.

But confirming that there would be no follow up this summer, a statement issued on Friday reads: “Team Sonisphere reluctantly confirm that Sonisphere will not take place in the UK in 2015. We’ve been working hard to get a line-up that we felt was good enough but also on a weekend which would avoid other events that we know rock fans would want to support”.

The statement added: “Unfortunately our last irons in the fire have just been extinguished and it’s clear that we won’t be in a position to run the event this year. We’ve said in the past that Sonisphere will only go ahead if we feel it is going to be good enough and that hasn’t changed. We hope all rock fans have a great summer with all the festivals and concerts already in the calendar and we plan to see you all in 2016”.