Review for Metalized Magazine by Enda Madden
August 1st and 2nd 2009:
UK’s first ever Sonisphere festival treated music fans from all over the world to the perfect opening party as the clouds cleared way for a fantastic weekend of sun, song and booze at the historic and beautiful Knebworth Park. The strong line-up promised that huge crowds would appear and organisers were not disappointed when 40,000 metalheads turned up ready to rock. For two beautiful days, the outside world didn’t matter as fans lived and breathed great rock music. This was the way festivals were meant to be. As a stalwart on the UK metal festival scene, organiser Stuart Galbraith knew exactly what he was doing and put together the perfect summer package. Sonisphere blew us away and is no doubt set to be a major player in the years to come.
I for one can’t wait for the next one. The line-up looks amazing already with Iron Maiden and Rammstein set to headline.
2009 band reviews elsewhere on this site.
More information on Sonisphere 2010 at http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com/