As confirmed by head promoter Stuart Galbraith at the UK Festival Awards event yesterday, Sonisphere UK WILL be returning in 2013, with an announcement due soon.
“We’re working on a bill now, hopefully to announce before Christmas,” Stuart is quoted as confirming on the BBC. “Cancelling it last year was a hiccup.” Stuart also admitted that announcing this year’s bill in February was “too late”.
Faith No More, KISS and Queen with Adam Lambert were set to headline this year’s event at Knebworth, but the festival was cancelled, with all ticket holders receiving refunds. Other Sonisphere events in Europe did go ahead, however, and Italian and French incarnations of the festival have already been confirmed for 2013, with Iron Maiden, Slayer and Korn among the names confirmed.
The second we hear of any lineup confirmations or dates, we’ll let you know.