Slipknot's Sonisphere headline set to stream live

Slipknot have announced that their headlining slot at Sonisphere Festival this weekend will stream live online. 'Maggots' can watch the band's Sunday night performance (10 July, 9:00pm GMT) in real-time, from Knebworth, sans mud.

Go to or to view the stream of the show which marks Slipknot's first UK appearance without the late founding member Paul Gray.

"England has always been a special place for this band from the very beginning," reads a statement from the band. "We can't think of a better way to culminate our celebration of Paul's life than to share it with the Maggots at Knebworth and the millions more watching around the world. This is not to be missed."

Check out our ACCESS ALL AREAS: On the road with Slipknot feature for a backstage chat with the band's techs, and Joey Jordison's drum setup in pictures for a detailed look at the drummer's live kit.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).