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Sonisphere 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:24 am
by nomadc22
I figure we're not going to hear about next year either, so might as well plan for a possible 10 year anniversary.

So, what do you think the chances of us all being in a field at Knebworth in two years time are?

Other than Iron Maiden and/or Metallica headlining (as is tradition), who else ?

Re: Sonisphere 2019

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:21 am
by welshAC_81
I wish they would just say if it was dead in the water and they weren't going to attempt anymore.

Re: Sonisphere 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:23 pm
by The Angry Koala
I'd say the chances of us being at Knebworth in 2 years time are slimmer than the chances of us being in the same field next year.

At the risk of sounding like Mr Bear, if BMTH really did get bumped for Aerosmith on the basis it was a farewell tour, that's 1 DL headliner already in the bag for 2018. My guess is Metallica will be there as well (as LN kept their dates to this side of Xmas so they could claim a DL exclusive in 2018).

That's one slot left at DL with Slipknot, Linkin Park, Avenged, Judas Priest, Def Leppard all likely to be touring. That's in addition to Maiden, who have been known to finish a touring cycle which included UK dates at Soni the following year, and BSC who will be next to step up to headliner.

I could quite easily see:
DL- Metallica, LP, BMTH
Soni - Maiden, Slipknot, Leppard (or BSC)

Sure others will be in the mix too - Ozzy's already looking at releasing solo stuff next year isn't he?

Re: Sonisphere 2019

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:10 pm
by HBW
a revamp coming up for this forum???

Re: Sonisphere 2019

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:36 pm
by welshAC_81
We can but hope

Re: Sonisphere 2019

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:48 am
by metalicbear
Festivals seem to be struggling across the board this year, wouldn't surprise me if a few more don't happen next year.

With that being said, a few struggling events seem to be clinging on for life; apparently they're already working on Stone Free and Ramblin Man 2018.

I think Sonisphere as a brand is dead and buried now, only Rock in Vienna remains from DEAG's festivals as well and that is only after a complete change in target audience.

As I said previously, I think they should have done this -

New Location - Somewhere more central
Sonisphere presents Tag - but new generic name like xxxx Rock
Down-scaled lineup - except when they can get bigger bands, change price to reflect this
Dates - Make sure they're in the 6 weeks holiday ie End of July/Start of August.
Sonisphere tour - 5-6 different bands which they can tour around the World promoting the brand.

This year we could have had -

Marilyn Manson
Apocalyptica - plays Metallica by 4 cellos

The Offspring
Primus

Scorpions
Thunder

Re: Sonisphere 2019

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:49 am
by metalicbear
The Angry Koala wrote:
I could quite easily see:
DL- Metallica, LP, BMTH
Soni - Maiden, Slipknot, Leppard (or BSC)

Sure others will be in the mix too - Ozzy's already looking at releasing solo stuff next year isn't he?


Heard Foo's for Reading/Leeds next year and QOTSA for Download so far.