This sad news came this morning officially from the Sonisphere website, after rumours a couple of days before had surfaced. They didn’t state a reason, but rumours are flying around that they only sold around 6000 tickets….Which by any festival standards, is very poor. We are just glad we have bought our Download Festival tickets as we think there will be a surge in people buying them now as it’s pretty much the only major rock festival in the UK thats going ahead. Good news is that the people who already bought sony tickets will get a full refund.
Statement after the break, so
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.