Over the years Sonisphere Knebworth has been known to go for some “left field” acts, such as Richard Cheese and his band Lounge Against The Machine, ABBA tribute act Bjorn Again and this year’s festival will see the return to Knebworth of Chas N’Dave, to name just a few. However at the Sunday of this years’ Sonisphere, the Bohemia tent will witness a first for the UK – the British live debut of Japanese J-Pop/metal crossover act Babymetal.
Having risen to prominence at lightning speed over the last few months, Babymetal have had substantial coverage in the UK’s mainstream media including national newspapers and all the attention has resulted in Sonisphere snapping them up to make their live debut at Knebworth this July. Babymetal singer SU-METAL had this to say about their forthcoming trip to Knebworth:
I am so honored that we are confirmed to play Sonisphere Festival UK. There are so many different types of artists playing this festival but I hope to deliver a one and only, unique style metal – BABYMETAL – even to those who will see us for the very first time. This will be our very first time in the UK, which makes us nervous yet excited just imagining what type of people will come and see us, what sort of show it will end up being, and whether the audience will enjoy our show.”
“We’ll hopefully get to see Metallica-san’s performance again after witnessing them at Summer Sonic festival in Japan which we are very excited about. Put your KITSUNE sing up!! See you!!”
If, like us, you weren’t hugely familiar with Babymetal until this morning – we suggest you check this out:
Tickets for Sonisphere – both full weekend and day passes can be obtained from www.sonisphere.co.uk. The organisers have announced another eleven acts will be confirmed tomorrow – so return to Rock Sins tomorrow for more Sonisphere news!