Sonisphere 2012 Cancelled

Festival postponed
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Knebworth based rock crucible Sonisphere has been cancelled, organisers have announced.

One of Europe's biggest rock and metal events, Sonisphere is a fixture on the festival season. Due to return this summer, organisers had already lined up performances from Faith No More, KISS and a new instalment of Queen.

Now with Adam Lambert on vocals, Queen are set to take the prominent Saturday night slot. However rumours emerged last night (March 29th) that this summer's Sonisphere could be postponed.

Queen themselves are responsible for the leak, with the band publishing a short statement on their website. Seemingly indicating that event was going to be pulled, the band apologised to fans:

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

The statement has since been pulled from the website, with organisers now stepping in to issue the following statement:

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.

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