They join Diamond Head as new additions to the Knebworth Festival
Airbourne have joined the bill of the Sonisphere Festival along with Weezer, Architects and Diamond Head.
"We love playing the Sonisphere festivals!” States Airbourne frontman Joel O’Keeffe. "It’s always a great line up of bands and it’s always a great crowd!"
Thrash metal legends Diamond Head, meanwhile, join the Friday night bill where they will play alongside some of their biggest fans - the Big Four(Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax).
"Diamond Head have been given the fantastic opportunity of opening for the BIG 4 at this years Sonisphere festival, Knebworth Friday 8th July," says band founder Brian Tatler. "This will be Diamond Head's biggest ever show and myself and the other band members are very excited and looking forward to what will be an historic event. Knebworth is one of those venues you only dream of playing. I saw Led Zeppelin there in 1979 and never imagined that one day I would be on that stage, it proves the saying 'anything is possible'! It also means I get to see my friends in Metallica and Megadeth once again which is always fun; I owe both Lars Ulrich and Dave Mustaine a beer."
The new additions join the previously confirmed headliners BIFFY CLYRO, SLIPKNOT and THE BIG FOUR, plus Motorhead, Mastodon, In Flames and Parkway Drive.