Sonisphere Festival Making a 2014 Comeback?

Mysterious official post confirms a major July event.

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A mysterious tweet on Sonisphere Festival's official page recently surfaced, confirming that a festival marking 40 years of rock at Knebworth will take place on July 4 through 6. The event's official website includes the same announcement, but since no indication is given on whether the upcoming festival will actually be held under the Sonisphere moniker, little remains certain regarding the iconic event's return. "Keep the 4th-6th July 2014 free!" the tweet reads. "Planning a festival to celebrate 40 years of Rock Music at Knebworth." Sonisphere festival was cancelled last year and didn't take place in 2013 either. Back in 2012, the organizers stated in the official announcement: "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." KISS, Faith No More and Queen were listed as the headliners of what would turn out to be the final Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth. The acts had a hard time selling enough tickets, ultimately leading to the event's cancellation.

Keep the 4th-6th July 2014 free! Planning a festival to celebrate 40 years of Rock Music at Knebworth. #sonisphere

— Sonisphere (@Sonisphere) November 12, 2013

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    I wouldn't be surprised they are giving it another crack considering how weak download is this year.
    Just as I was thinking I won't be attending a festival next year thanks to a certain other rock/ metal festival line-up this is great news! The location and layout of Sonisphere Knebworth is by far the best!
    Sonisphere? Oh f*ck yes! We actually have an alternative to Download this time, Download last year was fine, but this year? Yeah, headliners aren't selling it for me. Sonisphere usually delivers, so yeah.