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17 April 2014

Sonisphere festival has announced its comedy cast for the 2014 Knebworth event, plus the cream of British Wrestling and the return of the Silent Disco.

The acclaimed festival is shaping up to be an unmissable event, with a dream line-up over three packed days.

Full details of these events are below, and click here for the latest in band line-up news.

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Hosting the comedy cast on Saturday is MAT REED. Born and Bred in Sunderland, the cheekily salacious Mackem charmer hosts a comedic cast that will ensure that most contagious of human functions fills the big blue tent during the comedy hours.

Also tickling ribs on the Saturday are enemy of the righteous and champion of profanity FIN TAYLOR, ALFIE BROWN, purveyor of socio-political alternative comedy (or SPAC as he likes to call it), the lighting-quick wit of UK improve troupe NOISE NEXT DOOR, JOHN HASTINGS, whose jokes revolve around his world travels, love of metal and what it's like to look racist but not actually be racist, ANDREW O NEIL - the world's favourite vegan-transvestite-occultist-Metalhead (but-not-goth) comedian and JOHN ROBERTSON - showman, writer, singer, dancer, YouTube manipulator and grinning anarchist extraordinaire.

Splitting sides on the Sunday and hosted by SONISPHERE veteran ANDREW O NEIL are Chortle Best Newcomer nominee MATT REES, the surreal and absurd comedy of PAT CAHILL, "Well produced bullshit" specialist (his words, not ours) MAT EWINS, the one man rock/pop extravaganza that is ROB DEERING and "heavily tattooed idiot" (again, his words, not ours) JIM SMALLMAN.

In honour of the Wrestling Fancy Dress Theme, some of the cream of British wrestling have been invited to perform at Sonisphere with the guys from professional wrestling outfit, Progress Wrestling, set to take to the ring at Knebworth.

Prepare for a choke-slam as champions like Jimmy Havoc, Rhia O'Reilly, Rampage Brown and Tommy End, who is the current WXW champion, descend on Knebworth.

Think Powerslams, think Facebusters, think Piledrivers, think Flying Clotheslines, think about trying to catch Boston Crabs. So dust off your lycra, don a mask (or at least pay extra attention to your hair), create some witty signs, learn some wrestling chants and get ready to watch some men in tighter pants than some of those appearing on the Main Stage.

Sonisphere are extremely pleased to announce the return of Silent Arena's hugely popular Silent Disco this summer as part of the late-night entertainment. The Silent Disco will run on every night of the festival, including the Thursday, and will feature the Silent Arena resident DJs.

It'll also be a Jäger-fuelled affair, with Jägermeister hosting the Silent Disco in the Jägermeister tent, which includes its own bar. So grab a pair of cans, knock back a pint or (or some ice-cold Jäger) and sing to your heart's content with the added luxury of not being able to hear anyone else singing - or yourself for that matter.


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