Sonisphere announces its comedians... and wrestlers!

As any seasoned festival goer will tell you, music isn't the only reason you go to something like Sonisphere. Sure, there's enough metal and hard rock to give the world tinnitus – but there's an absolute buttload of comedy going on over the weekend too! Over the Saturday and Sunday there's a host of alternative comedians hitting up Knebworth including Andrew O'Neill, Rob Deering, Alfie Brown, Jim Smallman and Mat Ewins.

But if you prefer your men dishing out bloody beatdowns instead of cracking jokes, then Soni has you covered. Progress Wrestling are coming to lay the smackdown and stomp mudholes all over Knebworth. With the likes of Jimmy Havoc, Rhia O’Reilly, Rampage Brown and Tommy End powerbombing and bodyslamming all over the shop – prepare for carnage.

And if that’s not enough, it’s been announced that Jagermeister are hosting this year’s Silent Disco. It’ll have it’s own bar, resident DJs and enough Jager as you can drink (and believe us, we’ve tried).

Already announced for Sonisphere are headliners Iron Maiden, The Prodigy, Metallica, Deftones, Slayer, Dream Theater, Mastodon, Carcass and a mega-ton more!

For more info on Sonisphere and to buy tickets, head over here now!

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.