Well, it appears that our reports from earlier this week that Bullet For My Valentine are to join the ever-swelling Sonisphere bill has been confirmed in an official announcement from the festival organisers – however, it also seems that anyone heading to Prestatyn next month hoping to catch the Welsh four-piece are about to get a serious dose of disappointment. BFMV have blown out their headline spot inaugural Hammerfest in order to join Metallica at Knebworth.
Um…so how does that work then? Hammerfest is sceduled to take place in just a few weeks, on April 24-25, and Sonisphere doesn’t kick off till the start of August. We’ve got two words for you: Promoter Politics. With both Download and Sonisphere engaged in a game of serious chequebook one-upmanship, the smaller festivals are starting to get a taste of the overspilling heat.
What did Matt “Not Afraid To Shoot His Mouth Off” Tuck, frontman with Bullet, have to say for himself? Any kind of reasonable excuse?
“We are really sorry to not be playing Hammerfest and apologise to fans. Hopefully, playing the very first Sonisphere will compensate. We’ll throw everything at it, you have to when you’re alongside such amazing bands at such a historic rock venue. We can’t wait, it will be a brilliant homecoming.”
Perhaps not as much of a homecoming show as a headlining a festival in your home country of Wales though, eh? Go on, tell us your real rea$on$….