Plus the Knebworth festival releases more day tickets
Sonisphere this year will be bigger than ever before after organisers announced that they had increased the capacity at the event and released more day tickets.
The weekend camping tickets at the festival are very nearly sold out due to space restrictions on the campsite, the increased capacity does not allow for extra weekend/camping tickets to be made available, but an extra allocation of single day tickets are on sale now.
Day tickets are priced at £80 + booking fee and are available from http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com/buy-tickets/
The line-up at Sonisphere will be opened on Friday 8 July by the BIG FOUR of Thrash metal - METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and SLAYER, each playing their own sets and teaming up for one of the heaviest celebrations of thrash anywhere on the planet.
Then on Saturday 9 July the brilliant BIFFY CLYRO make their festival headlining debut after a phenomenal year which has seen them shift around 500,000 copies of their latest studio album Only Revolutions.
And to close the festival on Sunday 10 July, the mighty SLIPKNOT will make an emotional comeback following the tragic death of their bassist Paul Gray in 2010.
In addition to the headliners there will be more than enough going on throughout the weekend, with bands such as DIAMOND HEAD joining the Big Four on Friday night, MOTORHEAD and MASTODON turning the volume up to eleven on Sunday and THE ANSWER making their live UK comeback on the Bohemia Stage on Sunday afternoon.
Here's the full line-up:
THE BIG 4 - METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX / BIFFY CLYRO / SLIPKNOT / BAD RELIGION / AIRBOURNE / ALESTORM / ALL TIME LOW / AMPLIFIER / ANBERLIN / THE ANSWER / ANTERIOR / ARCANE ROOTS / ARCH ENEMY / ARCHITECTS / BLACK BREATH / BLOOD RED SHOES / THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER / BLACK SPIDERS / BLACK TIDE / CANCER BATS / CAVALERA CONSPIRACY / CEREBRAL BALLZY / CHERRI BOMB / THE CRAVE / DECADE / THE DEFILED / DEMONIC RESURRECTION / DIAMOND HEAD / DON BROCO / EXIT TEN / FIREWIND / FLATS / FLETCHER / FOUR YEAR STRONG / FOZZY / GALLOWS / GLAMOUR OF THE KILL / GOJIRA / GRINSPOON / HAMMER OF THE GODS / HAYSEED DIXIE / HOUNDS / HOUSE OF PAIN / IN FLAMES / INNERPARTYSYSTEM / INME / JAPANESE VOYEURS / JETTBLACK / KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES / KILLING JOKE / KYLESA / LIMP BIZKIT / LOWER THAN ATLANTIS / THE MARS VOLTA / MASTODON / ME VS HERO / MOJO FURY / MOT�–RHEAD / MY PASSION / NO AMERICANA / ONE MINUTE SILENCE / OPETH / ORANGE GOBLIN / PANIC CELL / PARADISE LOST / PARKWAY DRIVE / PERIPHERY / PROTEST THE HERO / PULLED APART BY HORSES / REVOKER / RICHARD CHEESE / RISE TO REMAIN / RIVAL SONS / ROLO TOMASSI / THE SAFETY FIRE / SAINT JUDE / SIX HOUR SUNDOWN / SLAM CARTEL / SONS OF ICARUS / SONIC BOOM SIX / SUM 41 / SYLOSIS / TEK-ONE / TESSERACT / THE SISTERS OF MERCY / TITLE FIGHT / THE TREATMENT / TURBOGEIST / TURBOWOLF / THE VIRGIN MARYS / VOLBEAT / WATAIN / WEEZER / WHILE SHE SLEEPS / YOU AND WHAT ARMY / YOU ME AT SIX / YOUNG LEGIONNAIRE