No UK date for 2013.
Despite announcements last month that all was well and the bill was being worked on, the Team at Sonisphere have confirmed that there will be no UK date in 2013.
A statement from the team reads as follows:
"We think it is really important that the event only runs when it has a line up that sets it apart from the competition whilst also carrying a ticket price that allows us to offer real value for money to the music fans. We were hoping to do that in 2013 but unfortunately it wasn't possible to fulfill both aims with the principle problem of there being a lack of available headliners of the calibre of previous festivals at Knebworth. We made offers to over a dozen major artists but for various reasons none of these offers lead to securing a strong bill.We have already started work on Sonisphere UK 2014 so hope to be able to bring you news about that later next year."
The European legs of Sonisphere are to be headlined by Iron Maiden. More information in those can be found through the Sonisphere website.