Sonisphere UK Looks Set To Return In 2013

After famously cancelling last year due to “a weak economy and some bad luck”, it looks like organisers of the UK leg of Sonsisphere are getting ready to dust themselves off and pick up the pieces in 2013.

The festival’s official website – – has been updated, with a giant image on the page saying “Coming Soon To Your World”. See the image up top. This was also announced via a tweet on the official Sonisphere Twitter account, which you can view at the bottom of this page.

UK paper Welwyn Hatfield Times believe an announcement for the first lot of acts “is expected this side of Christmas, and possibly in the next few weeks” following the website update. No official dates have been locked in yet.

After three big years, Sonisphere’s 2012 UK leg at Knebworth Park in July was cancelled two months out, and was set to feature Queen + Adam Lambert, Kiss and Faith no More.

Rival metal festival Download has locked in Iron Maiden, Rammstein and Slipknot as their headliners for the June 14-16 event at Donnigton Park in 2013. Last week, they added acts including 30 Seconds to Mars and Queens of the Stone Age.

Fans on the eFestival forum are predicting Pearl Jam are a good chance to be one of the headliners after they were heavily rumoured for Download, before Slipknot took their spot. Meanwhile, those on the Sonisphere UK forum are throwing Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Muse into the mix.

It will be very interesting to see who Sonisphere snares for 2013. Their next instalment is obviously the most important year in its short history. Watch this space.

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