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Sonisphere Knebworth 2012 Is Cancelled

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The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival have announced that they have had to cancel this years event, which was set to feature headline performances from KISS, Faith No More and Queen + Adam Lambert, amongst others. The statement from the organisers reads as follows:

"It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012.

"Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar. Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect.

"We want to express our deepest regrets to the artists and to thank all the staff, suppliers and contractors who worked so hard with us to try and pull off what has proven to be an impossible task and we know how much they share in our disappointment. We also want to send a huge thanks to the Sonisphere fans who stuck by us and we are so sorry that we can’t fulfil what we set out to do.

"Ticket holders will automatically receive a full refund direct from their ticket agents.

"Team Sonisphere."

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1. duncan hills writes:

maybe next year, when they have a good lineup.

# Mar 29, 2012 @ 6:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Jackrum writes:

i read that as, we charged too much for tickets and people decided to go somewhere else instead

bloodstock for instance

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3. wilco writes:

to expensive any way and look at the line up would i go
nooooooooooooo it sucks

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4. Metal Messiah writes:

I went last year mainly to see the thrash metal 4, queen and kiss although good don't come close to being a good line up for this year. Didn't see any metal bands listed last time i looked either. Bloodstock line up is good this year. GO THERE fellow metalheads.

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