Metallica 'excited' about festival

31/07/09

Metallica will follow in the footsteps of rock legends like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd this weekend when they headline the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire. The band top a bill including Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit and Bullet For My Valentine. Lead singer James Hetfield says he's excited by the prospect of playing Knebworth and that fans can expect a set filled with crowd pleasers.

James Hetfield
Image caption James Hetfield says they'll be playing lots of classics at Sonisphere

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Kirk Hammett
Image caption Metallica travel back to the States after playing at Sonisphere
Lars Ulrich
Image caption Metallica say they write on the road when they're in the mood