Babymetal are playing Sonisphere

The inevitable has happened folks, Babymetal are playing this year's Sonisphere festival. This comes as little surprise when you look at their YouTube hits and general Twitter fandom exploding over the past few months.

If you’re unaware of Babymetal, they’re a Japanese all-girl three-piece that somehow manage to merge J-pop, death metal and Skrillexy dubstep into something that really does need to be heard to be believed. Check out the video below if you’re yet to be introduced…

They join the rock and metal weekender alongside Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Prodigy, Slayer, Dream Theater, Mastodon and loads more. It takes place 4-6 July, get your tickets here.

Are you going to check out Babymetal at Soni? Let us know!

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.