Well, if you were waiting with baited breath as to what Team Sonisphere was going to pull out of the bag, you won’t be disappointed. In a line-up announcement that also includes glam rock gods Queen+ Adam Lambert and make-up adorned rock-royalty Kiss as headliners, San Franciscan legends Faith No More will be joining in the Apollo stage, bill-topping, shenanigans, making their as yet, only UK performance at Knebworth this year.


It is coming up to three years since the band got “back into the monkey cage” at the Brixton Academy in June 2009 and rumours are circulating that the so called ‘mystery song’ that has made its way onto the bands set-list on their recent South American tour, could herald the arrival of a new record. That aside, the classic FNM material is what the band have time and again, claimed to be focussing on. Bassist and co-founder Billy Gould doesn’t give much away about what to expect from the bands set at Sonisphere, “It was over 2 years ago when we decided to reform and play those amazing UK shows. The good news is, we’ve had a couple of years to improve our skills; moving our song to error ratio down 3.5 full percentage points. Watch out UK, we’re going to do it right this time!!”


As part of their recent string of shows, FNM have rebuilt some of the bridges to their past in linking up with one time guitarist Trey Spruance (of Mr Bungle and Secret Chiefs 3 fame) to play a true to life rendition of their 1995 album ‘King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime’, on which Spruance featured. Whether there will be any such guest appearances or ‘mystery’ surprises at Knebworth remains to be seen as the band have thus far, true to their nature, kept things pretty close to their chest. However one thing’s for sure with FNM’s track record, you should thoroughly prepare yourself for the unexpected!


Faith No More will headline Sonisphere on Sunday 8th July


For the full line-up, follow the link here:


To see a video of the ‘mystery song’ that has sparked debate over possible new material, check out the link here: Obscure B-side or new song, you be the Judge!


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