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Sonisphere 2010 Is Go!

Ben Patashnik
Ben Patashnik 30 July 2010 at 15.44

The Knebworth extravaganza kicks off, with performances from Alice Cooper, 65daysofstatic, Turisas, Failsafe and more later today...

What more do you want from the first proper day of a festival? The sun shining? Check. A raging hangover? Check (quietly). The prospect of having your mind blown later? Big check on that one.

The UK leg of Sonisphere is gearing up for a big start today, and even though there are no Main Stage bands there's enough good stuff bubbling around the site to keep even the most cynical metalhead happy.

With the evening's festivities headlined by Alice Cooper, backed up the Goth Overlord himself Gary Numan, there's enough big tuneage for everyone. Over on the smaller stages, though, are some more recognisable delights: And So I Watch You From Afar, 65daysofstatic, Failsafe, Lower Than Atlantis, Karma To Burn and Throats are among the bands out to win some new friends. And, given there's no massive headliner we reckon you could be seeing some swelling crowds in the further-flung reaches of the site.

Essentially, music is the real winner.

Are you at Sonisphere? Team RS is firing out up-to-the-second missives on the best shows you simply can't miss via our Twitterfeed @rocksound as well as chatting to all the bands who matter right here on Keep us bookmarked on yer iPhones and BlackBerries, and if you see one of us staggering around the site just throw us the horns and send us on our merry way.

If you want to join in the fun, mark all your tweets #rsfest.

For those of you who not at Knebworth, you can keep up with all of the action at and our Facebook page. We'll be providing the best photos both onstage and backstage, the quickest and sharpest reviews and news from the festival and the funniest videos. Stick with us and it'll be like you're right there, y'hear?

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