Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Alice Cooper and Slayer for Sonisphere 2010

After bagging ‘Best New Festival’ at the annual festival awards, Sonisphere have announced that the festival will be returning for 2010, extending to a three day event and boasting a mighty impressive line up.

Iron Maiden and Rammstein are confirmed as headliners for the Knebworth festival, with Alice Cooper, Slayer, Anthrax, Iggy and The Stooges, The Cult and Motley Crue also on the bill. With Metallica announcing a headline slot for Sonisphere in Poland, the thrash legends are heavily rumoured to be the third headliner for the UK dates.

The full statement from the festival organisers is as follows:

“Alice Cooper, Anthrax, The Cult, Iggy & The Stooges and Slayer will be making their only UK festival appearances at Sonisphere whilst Motley Crue will perform their only UK show of 2010.Tickets are currently on sale. Other bands heavily rumoured have ranged from Heaven and Hell to Foo Fighters, keep up to date with all your festivals here at FANCORE. Will you be buying tickets?

Slayer will make their welcome return to a festival stage in the UK after a three year absence at Knebworth with fellow ‘big four’ thrash kings Anthrax returning with John Bush back in the fold.

Guitarist Scott Ian says: “God-damn we couldn’t be more thrilled about being a part of Sonisphere 2010!!!! We are still buzzing from our insane show at Knebworth last summer and are drooling over the fact that we are a part of this history making festival!! What an amazing Xmas present for Anthrax and our fans. See you all very soon!!”

Flying in from LA for their only UK show of 2010, Motley Crue will be bringing with them their sleaze-drenched rock with The Cult also making an exclusive UK festival appearance and having marked England’s place on the global rock map, they remain one of the few UK hard-rock bands to have truly broken in the US. Talking of legends, Iggy & The Stooges are also sure to make their presence felt at Knebworth this summer!

Sonisphere is set to be an even bigger monster in 2010, with the extra day of music added. Friday 30th July will see the festivities getting started with a Rocky Horror Show theme, and Alice Cooper – the godfather of theatrical rock – suitably closing the evening on the Saturn stage at his only UK festival performance of 2010.

Fancy dress is expected and encouraged. In addition to the acts on Saturn, there will be bands performing on two tented stages from 6pm until 11pm.

Regular campers will have access to the campsite from 12pm on the Friday, but for a mere £5, the festival campsite will open for early campers at 3pm on Thursday 29th July, with Bohemia village open from 6pm Thursday right through until 3am Sunday morning, for non-stop fun with white knuckle rides, dodgems, arcades, comedy, massage, bars, market stalls, and cafes to chill out in.

There is much more to come with dozens more bands to be announced in the new year – metal, rock, hardcore, thrash, classic, indie, punk, you name it, Sonisphere will have it. From well-established rock icons to the hottest new names, if they rock and are worth seeing, they will be playing at Knebworth.”

Steel Panther Announce UK 2010 Dates
October 26, 2009, 3:11 pm
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LA’s finest sleaze shock-rocking troupe, Steel Panther have announced two headlining shows to make sure your 2010 starts with a bang.

If you missed Rock’s new guilty pleasure on their current headlining tour you can catch them at the following:

March 2010:
18th- Newcastle Academy
19th- London Brixton Academy

Tickets go on sale later this week (leathers and metal headbands not included).

The Used Announce UK Tour


Utah’s very own The Used have announced a host of UK dates this Autumn, in support of the band’s new album, Artwork which is released September 1st.

You can catch Bert McCraken and co at the dates below, aswell as at Sonisphere Festival on August 1st where The Used will play Saturday’s mainstage with Linkin Park, Heaven and Hell and Taking Back Sunday.

15th Cardiff Solus
16th Newcastle University
19th Leeds Metropolitan University
21st Manchester Academy 2
22nd Birmingham O2 Academy 2
23rd London Electric Ballroom

Tickets go on sale 8th July at 9am and as usual if you are fortunate enough to be an o2 customer, you can snag your tickets a few days earlier by visiting the O2 BlueRoom where tickets are already on sale.

Frank Turner Signs To Epitaph Records


Frank Turner has just announced that he will be the latest addition to the Epitaph Records family. The folk-punk singer has decided to stick by his current record label, Xtra Mile, who will continue to represent him within the UK, leaving punk staple, Epitaph Records, to release album Love Ire & Song and any future albums around the rest of the world.

Posting on his official website, Frank had this to say: “This is a new beginning for me. [Epitaph are] still one of the best labels in the world, and they’re independent to boot. It’s also really important to me that they’ve accommodated me staying with Xtra Mile in the UK – those guys are my family, and there’s no way I was going to jump ship.”

In the post he talks briefly about his relationship with the iconic label, noting: “the Epitaph logo was [always] a badge of quality that meant I would buy the record, regardless of what it was. In so doing I got into almost all my favourite punk bands.”

In other Frank Turner news, the singer/guitarist has recently been added to The Offspring’s mammouth tour of the US, boasting other illustrious support such as Dropkick Murphys, Alkaline Trio and Sum 41.

Taking Back Sunday and Feeder For Sonisphere!

Taking Back Sunday, Feeder, Skindred and Frank Turner have just been announced as the latest additions to Sonisphere Festival.

The UK fest takes place at Knebworth on August 1st and 2nd and already boasts an awe-worthy line-up, including Metallica, Linkin Park, Machine Head, Thin Lizzy, Alice In Chains,  Bullet For My Valentine and Anthrax.

Frank Turner To Tour With The Offspring


In a new blog post, Frank Turner has announced that he will be opening for punk giants The Offspring on their upcoming tour across America this Summer.

In the post he details how the dates will clash with his pre-existing gig commitments, in the forms of the T In The Park and 2000 Trees UK Festivals: “I’ve decided to go with the Offspring shows – it’s simply too good an opportunity to pass up. However, I’m painfully aware of how this is going to piss people off. I was super-excited to be playing T this year, and 2000 Trees is, as many know, a festival very close to my heart. I haven’t missed a year yet, and it’s going to suck not being there. So, to start off with, I’ll openly apologize to anyone planning on seeing me at either festival.”

The dates where Frank Turner will be supporting are as follows:

  • 30th June @ CMAC, Rochester, NY, USA
  • 2nd July @ Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, Canada
  • 7th July @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ, USA
  • 8th July @ Roseland, New York, NY, USA
  • 10th July @ Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA, USA
  • 11th July @ Meadowbrook, Gilford, NH, USA
  • 14th July @ Charlotte Boutique Amphitheater, NC, USA
  • 16th July @ Hard Rock, Orlando, FL, USA
  • 17th July @ St Augustine Amphitheater, Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • 18th July @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Miami, FL, USA
  • The Offspring, who are embarking on their first full-length American tour in four years have also announced a range of illustrious bands to support them on their upcoming stint, including Pennywise, Sum 41 Alkaline Trio and Dropkick Murphys.

    For tickets and full details on the tour check The Offspring\’s Official Website, and for Frank’s full blog look no further.