The hard-rocking world-travelling Sonisphere Festival will be skipping the UK for the second year in a row. Organizers confirmed via Facebook that Sonisphere will once again be a no-show because of headliner availability:
We think it is really important that the event only runs when it has a line up that sets it apart from the competition whilst also carrying a ticket price that allows us to offer real value for money to the music fans. We were hoping to do that in 2013 but unfortunately it wasn’t possible to fulfil both aims with the principle problem of there being a lack of available headliners of the calibre of previous festivals at Knebworth. We made offers to over a dozen major artists but for various reasons none of these offers lead to securing a strong bill.
This is the second year that the the UK goes Sonisphere free. In 2012, the event was cancelled due to vague reasons. Festivals in both Italy and France are still a full go-ahead.