Unfortunately, we have to announce that this year’s Sonisphere festival at Knebworth is cancelled. Below is a statement from the promoters.
It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012.
Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar.
Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect.
We want to express our deepest regrets to the artists and to thank all the staff, suppliers and contractors who worked so hard with us to try and pull off what has proven to be an impossible task and we know how much they share in our disappointment. We also want to send a huge thanks to the Sonisphere fans who stuck by us and we are so sorry that we can’t fulfil what we set out to do.
Ticket holders will automatically receive a full refund direct from their ticket agents.
Tim will be rocking up, in some natty attire and with that hair of his, to do a 30 minute in-store performance at Amoeba Music in LA, on Tuesday, April 10th at 6pm. He’ll then hang around to do some signing.
You’ll need to purchase a copy of Ready For This?, Tim’s first US DVD/CD release, that night at Amoeba ($15.98) in order to participate in the signing but you’ll also get a free poster and you’ll be able to get one additional item signed, be it the poster, a canvas bag, a… banana or whatever takes your fancy.
This is likely to be a very popular event, especially as there’s no age limit, so it might be wise to get there a bit early to ensure a decent view.
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Tim will be appearing at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival on the 13th June 2012 at 6.30pm. He’ll be talking with Robin Ince about bringing science and rationalism to his audiences via his musical, lyrical and satirical songs, followed by a short performance.
Tickets go on general sale on the 2nd April at 10.30am, but they’re already selling extremely quickly to festival members!
If you wish, you can find out about and sign up for the Cheltenham Festivals Membership here as that will allow you to book for this and other festival events, right now, before the public booking opens on Monday.
For further information on the show itself, Turning Science into Song, take a look here.
Tim will be joining the lovely and hilarious Richard Herring, as the first guest, in his new London run of Podcasts at the Leicester Square Theatre on Monday 7th May 2012.
Richard Herring, who recently held on to his Chortle Internet Award crown, will be bringing his extremely popular iTunes chart topping Edinburgh Fringe Podcast to London’s Leicester Square Theatre for eight shows May – June. Typically it involves topical humour, comedy chat, improvisation, prizes and more. So, if you fancy seeing Tim jousting* with a fellow comedy knight, fashion icon and facial hair aficionado head along to the podcast recording.
If you can’t make it to the show, due to pesky geography or something, you’ll be able to catch all the episodes on iTunes and the British Comedy Guide.
Tickets and further details can be found here.
* There may not be any actual jousting due to the logistics involved.
Tim has been announced on an astounding bill of comedians for Scope’s Big Comedy Night on 20th May 2012 at Hammersmith Apollo in London!
Tim will be joining Richard Herring, Al Murray, Francesca Martinez, Doc Brown, Hal Cruttenden, Milton Jones and more for a night of japes in aid of the charity, Scope.
The idea of holding a comedy event in support of disabled people came from disability rights campaigner Nicky Clark, who worked with fellow Scope supporters Richard Herring and Francesca Martinez to help the charity secure the line-up.
The event will raise funds for Scope’s work to support disabled people and their families to have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Tickets are on sale now and can be bought from HMVTickets and Ticketmaster!