Sonisphere wins best new Rock Festival
KNEBWORTH’S Sonisphere rock event won a top prize at the 2009 UK Festival Awards last night.
The inaugural Sonisphere spectacular headlined by nu-metal favourites Linkin Park and metal legends Metallica scooped the Best New Festival gong at the O2 in London.
The Kilimanjaro and K2 staff took to the stage en masse to accept the award which festival director Stuart Galbraith dedicated to Maurice Jones, his former partner and mentor and the founder of Monsters of Rock, who died recently.
A statement on the Sonisphere website said: “Team Sonisphere would really like to thank all those that came to the festival, got involved with the community and in turn voted for us.