It appears one of the few remaining rock festivals in the UK, Sonisphere, has been cancelled today due to poor ticket sales.
The Knebworth-based festival was to be headlined by Faith No More, Kiss and Queen. In a post on the official Queen website, the band seemingly confirmed the rumours, stating: “It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012″. Rumours had been flying around online today and it seems that this speculation is true.
Queen have since removed the statement from their website and Kilimanjaro, the organisers of the event, have yet to confirm Sonisphere’s cancellation. However, the option to buy tickets from the official website has been removed, which seems to further confirm the rumours. An official statement is expected in the next 24 hours.