sonisphereLondon:Rock festival Sonisphere will not be taking place in the UK this summer.

The festival has been cancelled because organisers failed to secure a good enough lineup, reported Digital Spy.

A statement on the event’s website said: “Sonisphere reluctantly confirm that Sonisphere will not take place in the UK in 2015.

“We’ve been working hard to get a lineup that we felt was good enough but also on a weekend which would avoid other events that we know rock fans would want to support.

“Unfortunately our last irons in the fire have just been extinguished and it’s clear that we won’t be in a position to run the event this year.

“We’ve said in the past that Sonisphere will only go ahead if we feel it is going to be good enough and that hasn’t changed.”

Organisers confirmed that the festival would return to the UK in 2016.

Iron Maiden and Prodigy were among performers at last year’s festival at Knebworth Park.