HUNDRED Reasons will perform their album Ideas Above Our Station in full after being added to the bill for this year's Sonisphere festival.
The band were due to perform for the tenth anniversary of the album in 2012 after reforming in November that year, but it never came to pass.
But a chance meeting between Sonisphere's Alan Day and Hundred Reasons guitarist Larry Hibbitt changed all that. Larry said: "We said we'd never do it again, but the cancelled Sonisphere of 2012
left a big hole in that summer for us. So when our shorts-wearing,
crowd-surfing, festival-promoting comrade Alan Day came up with a slot for us
this year we just couldn't say no. And we didn't.
"Don't get used to this. We
say no A LOT so this is not going to happen often, if ever. But when it makes
sense it makes sense and we're there. Like we will be on 5th July. See you at
Also added to the bill are ex-Wildhearts guitarist Danny McCormack's new charges The Yoyos, Mixhell, Messenger and Dripback.
Dripback bassist Adam Da Rat said: "This is gonna be immense, we can't wait. Metallica and Maiden together for the first time, dozens of the most awesome bands ever, Chas & Dave, a World War One dogfight - I was wondering how this could get any better, and now we're playing too. Safe!"
Aussie rockers Calling All Cars have also been added to the line-up alongside industrial punks Protafield and Blaas of Glory.
For the full line up of the festival - which takes place at Knebworth from July 4th to 6th - visit sonisphere.co.uk