Sonisphere UK festival officially cancelled
This year's UK leg of the Sonisphere Festival has been cancelled.
Pressparty revealed yesterday that headliners Queen had posted a statement on their website (March 28) saying that the festival was being cancelled, but the statement was not made fully public.
The festival was due to take place in July and feature KISS and Faith No More as headliners alongside Queen and Adam Lambert.
In a statement on the Sonisphere UK website, the festival's organisers confirmed that they were pulling the event. They said:
"It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012. Putting 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."
It continued: "We 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.Ticket holders will automatically receive a full refund direct from their ticket agents."
Watch a performance from last year's UK Sonisphere below:
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