Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:43pm ET by  
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Queen post Sonisphere cancellation message

Iconic rock band Queen have posted a message on their official website that appears to announce the cancellation of the UK's Sonisphere 2012.

The 'We Will Rock You' superstars were due to headline the rock and metal festival in July with vocal sensation Adam Lambert acting as their frontman for the performance, but a post on now explains that the festival will no longer go ahead.

Although the post, when clicked on, redirects readers to the site's homepage, what can be seen of the message confirms:

"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..."




Organisers of Sonisphere, which has already confirmed such acts as Kiss, Faith No More and Evanescence, are yet to make an official statement regarding Queen's post this evening (March 28) and haven't yet publicly addressed the rumour that suggests the festival has been cancelled.

Listen to the audio from Lambert's performance with Queen at the 2011 EMAs below: