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Festival Preview: Knotfest

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Slipknot’s Knotfest is taking over, and if you have doubts about this I feel sorry for you. Growing to new locations and opportunities, Slipknot continues to grow their brand and the legend of these concert events. Taking place this weekend at the San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in an Bernadino California, kicks off tonight with a private pre-party for campers ad VIP’s with performances from Sepultura and The Faceless among others. In addition to camping and vendors, this year’s Knotfest has crazy attractions like the Knotfest Museum, Street Drum Corps Blood Drums Experience, Thunderdome – Fire Area, Ring of Fire Carnival Ride, Flaming Carnival games and more.

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

Music is the thing that makes Knotfest come alive and Saturday is headlined by the mighty Judas Priest prepared to put on their legendary stage show. Followed up by Korn, who is in the midst of their debut album, 20th anniversary. Next on the main stage is Mastodon, followed by Trivium, COC with Pepper Keenan and a surprise special guest TBD.

Dr. Michael Bishop as Blothar of GWAR, photo by Meg Loyal Photography

Dr. Michael Bishop as Blothar of GWAR, photo by Meg Loyal Photography

The #2 and #3 stages for Saturday boast the likes of GWAR, Earth Crisis, Body Count, Goatwhore, At The Gates, Red Fang, Born of Osiris and Battlecross. Meanwhile the extreme stage has Kataklysm, Inquisition, Her Name In Blood, Belphegor, Abysmal Dawn, and Khaotika. Plus there is a Headbang for the Highway Stage sponsored by Zippo.

Clutch by Evil Robb Photography (20)

Sunday is no less impressive with Slipknot putting on their typical astounding show. They have out done them selves in every edition, and this should be no different. Bring Me The Horizon has possibly the biggest album of the year on their hands and are in the penultimate support slot appropriately. Rock giants Clutch follow closely along with Mobb Deep and Ghostface Killah.

The eclectic and star heavy second and third stages have bands such as Suicidal Tendencies, Beartooth, Cannibal Corpse, Snot, Helmet and Devour The Day. On the extreme stage legends Dying Fetus with have a chance to show fans how real technical death metal is done. They are joined by Internal Bleeding, The Reaktion, Disgorge, Green Death and Kings of Carnage.

You can still get tickets for Knotfest here: