Well, we were the first to get wind of it back in November, and now here we are as the first to confirm it – Metallica are indeed booked to headline at a new two-day festival at Knebworth on 01-02 August 2009. What’s the name of the festival though??
The Thrash Hits team is nothing if not dedicated to deep-cover investigative journalism (ie, drinking whiskey in the Crobar), where our investigations (ie, eavesdropping on conversations between those in the know) means we can also confirm that Linkin Park will be headlining the other day of the festival. Never again will we underestimate the news-gathering possibilities of seedy drinking establishments.
And that’s not all we heard – Sonisphereis going to be touring Europe, visiting possibly six countries across the continent. This would back up claims made by a Finnish newspaper that a Metallica/Linkin Park headlined festival will be taking place this summer in the Finnish city of Pori.
Among the other acts rumoured to be joining the bill are a great many acts previously featured on Thrash Hits. Ahem. Whether or not any of these acts do join this new European festival juggernaut – let alone the Knebworth leg – remains to be seen.
An official announcement is apparently going to be made at 10am on Monday 09 February 2009, but remember where you heard it first.