After cancelling the UK dates of Sonisphere Festival earlier this year, it has already been confirmed by the festival organisers that there will be no Sonisphere in England yet again next year. Festival officials have commented on this decision, which can be read below:
“Team Sonisphere is sad to say that it has now been confirmed that Sonisphere UK will take a year off in 2013.
The three Sonisphere Festivals to date at Knebworth in 2009/2010/2011 set a very high standard and indeed 2011 was voted the best festival line up by The UK Festival Awards.
We think it is really important that the event only runs when it has a line up that sets it apart from the competition whilst also carrying a ticket price that allows us to offer real value for money to the music fans. We were hoping to do that in 2013 but unfortunately it wasn’t possible to fulfil both aims with the principle problem of there being a lack of available headliners of the calibre of previous festivals at Knebworth. We made offers to over a dozen major artists but for various reasons none of these offers lead to securing a strong bill.”
It remains to be seen as to whether the festival will return in upcoming years.