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Thursday, March 29, 2012
U.K. Edition Of Sonisphere Festival Officially Canceled
organizers of the U.K. edition of the Sonisphere festival
have confirmed the cancelation of this year's event, which was due to
take place July 6-8 at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire.
news first broke online last night when headliners Queen posted
a message on their web site that their much-anticipated performance
with "American Idol" alum Adam
being called off. By yesterday afternoon, however, all mention of the
Knebworth show had disappeared from Queen's web site.
from Queen and Lambert's
performance, the festival's bill also included KISS -
has also performed with Lambert during
the "Idol" Season 8 finale - Incubus, The
Darkness and Evanscense.
reportedly struggling to sell tickets for this year's edition of the
festival, despite being one of the U.K.'s few remaining true rock
the organizers: "It is with very heavy hearts and much regret
that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth
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.
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.
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