Sonisphere, the annual cross-European metal festival, is entering its fourth year this year, and the Blighty-iteration has already begun to rival the crown of Download as the nation’s biggest metal festival.

Some are citing this year’s initial line-up announcement, released yesterday, as somewhat disappointing, but I think there’s definitely some good value there. Mastodon for one will be playing new album The Hunter in full, besides the likes of the unrivalled Faith No More, recently reformed hardcore punk legends Refused, Gojira, and Ghost. I wouldn’t say I’m raving for it, but I wouldn’t say no.

I’m sure you can read above, but here it is laid out for you:

July 06th:
+ Special Guests TBA
Within Temptation

July 07th:
Queen with Adam Lambert
Tim Minchin
The Darkness
Flogging Molly
Lacuna Coil
Fields Of The Nephilim

July 08th:
Faith No More
Marilyn Manson

Mastodon (performing The Hunter in full)
Cypress Hill
The Blackout
Andrew W.K.
I Killed The Prom Queen

Tickets go on sale this Thursday 23rd at 9am from here, so get involved!

– CG

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