Sonisphere promoters FINALLY got around to making their first announcement for the UK edition to be held over the weekend of 6-8 July. Of course, this is good for UK residents and those that want to travel here for the festival. My initial thoughts seeing the three headliners was…really? But, now that I take another look, there are a ton of bands I have never seen before. Download has a great lineup so far, but I have seen most of those bands multiple times. Sonisphere is offering something a bit different this year and it’s making me a bit interested. Here is the run-down starting with the headliner in bold:
Friday: Kiss, Within Temptation, Wolfmother.
Saturday: Queen w/Adam Lambert, Evanescence, Tim Minchin (Comedian), The Darkness, Flogging Molly, Lacuna Coil, Gojira, Katatonia, Ghost, Fields of Nephlim.
Sunday: Faith No More, Incubus, Refused, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Cypress Hill, Andrew W.K., The Blackout, Switchfoot, I Killed The Prom Queen
If you don’t know who Adam Lambert is, he was on American Idol a few years ago. He would probably do Queen songs just fine, though I was never that much of a Queen fan anyway.
The day I am most interested in is Sunday with Faith No More, Marilyn Manson, and Mastodon. According to the poster, Mastodon will be performing the entire album, The Hunter. There is also much more room for big names to fill up the main and second stages. I am definitely interested so see what gets added to the lineup as festival times draws near.