NEWS: Slipknot to headline UK Sonisphere Festival 2011!

It’s confirmed, masked metal giants Slipknot are to headline the UK Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth next year. This will be the band’s first show without bassist and founding member Paul Gray who tragically passed away earlier this year.

Despite this appearance, the band have not confirmed whether the band will continue forwards after this appearance. An official statement from the band reads “We’re looking forward to spending our summer in Europe. This tour is about us and our fans. It’s about celebrating the life of our brother, Paul and his legacy. The door is neither open nor closed. his tour is about burning down that door. See you this summer.”

The festival will take place from July 8th ’til July 10th. Full ticketing and festival info can be found at from Monday 6th December 2010.