The organisers of Sonisphere 2012 have revealed that this year's festival has been cancelled.
Rumours began circulating online yesterday (March 28th) about whether the Knebworth event will indeed go ahead and what was then simply speculation became reality this morning, when the following statement was made on the official Sonisphere website:
"It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012.
Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar. Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect.
We want to express our deepest regrets to the artists and to thank all the staff, suppliers and contractors who worked so hard with us to try and pull off what has proven to be an impossible task and we know how much they share in our disappointment. We also want to send a huge thanks to the Sonisphere fans who stuck by us and we are so sorry that we can’t fulfil what we set out to do.
Ticket holders will automatically receive a full refund direct from their ticket agents.
The Knebworth event was due to offer Kiss, Queen + Adam Lambert and Faith No More as its headlining trio and it was also scheduled to feature ten-year anniversary sets from both Glassjaw and Hundred Reasons.