With new 'frontman' Adam Lambert...
Holly Frith

10:08 3rd February 2012

Queen have been confirmed to headline this year's Sonisphere festival.

The band will be joined by Adam Lambert at the event, which runs from July 6-8, reports Digital Spy.

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Lambert told the Daily Star: "The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f**king great songs. It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.

"After the EMAs, I heard faint little slithers of a backlash from people saying, 'You can't replace Freddie Mercury'. But I already knew that."

He added: "There's no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie. That's impossible. The way I'm choosing to view it is that it's a great honour and one I'm in no way going to shirk."

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For more details and to buy Sonisphere festival tickets, check out Gigwise Gig Tickets.

For more information about Sonisphere and all this summer’s festivals, check out the Gigwise Festival Guide.

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  • Airbourne

  • Mars Volta

  • Weezer

  • Biffy Clyro

  • Metallica

  • Megadeth

  • Anthrax

  • Slayer

  • Cavalera Consipracy

  • Pulled Apart By Horses

  • Sum 41

  • Japanese Voyeurs

  • Gallows

  • Bill Bailey

  • Slipknot

  • In Flames

  • Limp Bizkit

  • Motorhead

  • Steve-O

Photo: WENN.com