Slipknot to headline Sonisphere

SLIPKNOT have been announced as a headline act for next year’s Sonisphere festival, the first time that the band have appeared at Knebworth.

The Iowa-based group will play an exclusive UK show at the hard rock bonaza which runs from July 8-10.

Their appearance at Sonisphere will be one of the band’s first shows since the death of founding member Paul Gray.

Slipknot released a statement which said: “We’re looking forward to spending our summer in Europe.

“This tour is about us and our fans. It’s about celebrating the life of our brother, Paul and his legacy.

“The door is neither open nor closed. This tour is about burning down that door. See you this summer.”

More information on the line up for the event is due to be released on Monday.