Follow Us on Twitter

Bullet For My Valentine confirmed for Sonisphere

Bullet For My Valentine

Story by Jack Foley

BULLET For My Valentine are the latest band confirmed to play the very first Sonisphere Festival, and this will be the only UK festival they play this year.

The homegrown rockers also announced that due to recording commitments, they must cancel their appearance at Hammerfest in April. However, the Welsh quartet plan to more than make up for it at Knebworth.

Already confirmed for Sonisphere 2009 are Alice In Chains and Avenged Sevenfold (who both play their only 2009 UK shows at this new festival), metal gods Machine Head in their only UK festival appearance, The Sword, plus multi-million selling legends Thin Lizzy.

Commenting on their appearance, Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck said: “We are really sorry to not be playing Hammerfest and apologise to fans. Hopefully, playing the very first Sonisphere will compensate.

“We’ll throw everything at it, you have to when you’re alongside such amazing bands at such a historic rock venue. We can’t wait, it will be a brilliant homecoming.”

Bullet For My Valentine have established themselves as major players on both sides of the Atlantic with second album Scream Aim Fire, after their 2005 debut sold over a million copies.

In November last year, they solidified their place as rock giants when they embarked on their biggest ever tour, ending with 9,000 fans packed into Alexandra Palace.

With more acts to be announced and some very special guests in the pipeline, Knebworth Park is truly going back to its rock roots when the inaugural Sonisphere Festival takes place between August 1 and 2, 2009.

The line-up so far is:

Alice In Chains
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
Lamb of God
Linkin Park
Machine Head
Mastodon
Metallica
The Sword
Thin Lizzy

Find out more or buy tickets