Rock stars on my doorstep
Sonisphere festival at Knebworth House
By Phoebe Hornby
One of the most exciting things that has happened since I moved to Stevenage 3 years ago was attending the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth House in the summer of 2009.
The festival was a weekend music event, and had already been staged at several other places in Europe by the time the bands arrived in Knebworth. The rock music vibrated Knebworth and Stevenage for the whole weekend, and the music drifted in through the bedroom window late into the night. But seeing huge rock stars such as Metallica and my favourite bands practically on my doorstep was a real thrill.
All of my friends and family and fellow fans had gathered in the grounds of the house in the summer heat, wearing wellies in anticipation of rain which thankfully never came, and munching on festival food while sitting on make-shift picnic rugs in the afternoon sun.