Sonisphere Festival France

Sonisphere Festival FranceSonisphere Festival France takes place in Amneville, France

Sonisphere Festival France 2012 dates – 7th to 8th July

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SONISPHERE FESTIVAL FRANCE 2012 – LINE UP

Saturday 7th July
Faith No More
Marilyn Manson
Machine Head
Meshuggah
Combichrist
I Killed The Prom Queen
Dagoba
Headcharger

Sunday 8th July
Evanescence
Wolfmother
Soulfly
The Darkness
Lacuna Coil
Ghost
Armored Saint
Porn Queen

The History of Sonisphere Festival France
The idea for Sonisphere was first conceived when Stuart Galbraith, was working for now business rivals and organisers of Download Festival, Live Nation. The plan was to hold a series of events that would ‘translate into other territories’. The event did not begin to materialise however, until Galbraith left Live Nation for events company Kilamanjaro Live. Galbraith gained the support of influential metal band Metallica who will help curate the festival in coming years, however, rumours were quickly denied of them being signed to a multi million pound deal which would see them headline the festival for three years. Galbraiths’ plans for future festivals are to expand the number of festivals making the event global rather than local to Europe, expanding the UK event to a 3 day festival and increasing the UK capacity from 40,000 to 60,000

The 2009 Sonisphere festival tour was made up of six one day festivals across Europe with an final festival in England spanning two days. The festival had a core group of bands that played each of the 6 dates with numerous extra bands added to each date individually. The locations for the 2009 festivals were Goffert Park, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Hockenheimring, Germany The Forum, Barcelona, Spain, Folkets Park, Hultsfred, Sweden, Kirjurinluoto, Pori, Finland, and Knebworth House, Knebworth, England. Metallica have been announced as the main headliners for each of the 2009 Sonisphere Festivals

In 2010 the number of Sonisphere festivals increased to 11 countries with Metallica continuing to headline in new countries, Iron Maiden took over as headliners in other countries with help from German metallers Rammstein.  The locations for the 2010 dates were Warsaw in Poland, Jonschwil Degenaupark in Switzerland, Prague in the Czech Republic, Sofia in Bulgaria, Athens in Greece, Bucharest in Romania, Istanbul in Turkey, Getafe in Spain, Knebworth in the UK, Stockholm in Sweden and Pori in Finland

Sonisphere Festival France Line Up – 2011
Slipknot, Dream Theater, Airborne, Mastodon, Gojira, Bring Me The Horizon, Symfonia, Rise to Remain, Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth – The Big 4
Papa Roach, Volbeat, Diamond Head, Tarja, Loudblast, Mass Hysteria

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