Sonisphere was first conceived by Stuart Galbraith with aplan was to hold a series of events that would ''translate into other territories''. The festival gained the support of influential metal band Metallica, who would headline the festival for the first 3 years. Sonisphere plans to increase the number of festivals, making the event global rather than local to Europe, and have expanded the UK leg into a 3-day festival, increasing the capacity from 40,000 to 60,000.

On the 30th of July, Sonisphere hit English soil for what is now a 3 day festival taking place at Knebworth House. Alice Cooper closed the opening night on the Saturn stage, while Rammstein and the heavily anticipated Iron Maiden headlined on the Saturday and Sunday respectively. Check out the full Line Up.

PJ from the Metal Ashes of Phoenix was there, so keep checking back for podcasts of the interviews, and listen every Friday 8pm - 10pm to hear brand new, exclusive interviews, along with the best of new and classic metal music and news.

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