Queen Exclusive At Sonisphere

While there’s been much fuss about noise in The Queen’s Royal Parks in London, Queen the band has confirmed its only 2012 show will be Sonisphere at Knebworth Park in July.

It’s one of three exclusives Kilimanjaro Live chief Stuart Galbraith has lined up for the UK leg of his 4-year-old traveling festival.

KISS will play its only European show of 2012, while Sonisphere will be Faith No More’s only British show this year.

Queen, which last played the Hertfordshire country house more than 25 years ago – its last show with Freddie Mercury – will have U.S. singer-songwriter Adam Lambert on vocals.

Lambert has kept in touch with the Queen since “American Idol” season 8 in 2009, when he joined the band to perform “We Are the Champions.”

He was also with Queen when the act closed the recent MTV Europe Awards, where it collected the Global Icon award.

This year, Galbraith has reduced the number of Sonispheres from 12 to six, sticking to territories where it’s previously been successful and largely staying away from places having the toughest economic times.

He’s decided not to return to Greece, which recently required a euro 130 billion rescue package to claw it back from the edge of bankruptcy.

Last year’s Bulgarian Sonisphere was pulled because of poor ticket sales. Galbraith, clearly feeling that a return to The Balkans could be expensive, has also decided not to go back to Turkey.

Other Sonispheres that have been dropped since 2011 are Italy, Sweden and Czech Republic.

The UK Sonisphere lineup (July 6-8) also includes Evanescence, Marilyn Manson, Incubus, Within Temptation, Wolfmother, Mastodon, Lacuna Coil, and The Darkness.