Slipknot Forced to Postpone Knotfest Japan Until 2022

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, Slipknot has postponed Knotfest Japan a second time, from 2021 to 2022. This original cancelation also affected the bands’ planned headline tour of Asia, Knotfest Roadshow. The new show dates are as follows: Knotfest Japan 2022 Roadshow: April 9th (Saturday) 2022 / Festival: April 10th (Sunday) 2022 Venue: Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 9-11. Slipknotand Japanese promoter Hayashi International Promotion (H.I.P.) released the following statement:

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Slipknot Rebooks Their Tour of Southeast Asia and Knotfest Japan

Slipknot had previously announced that they were moving all of their 2020 tour dates to 2021, including their tour of Southeast Asia. Now they have announced the rescheduled dates for next January, including Knotfest Japan, Singapore ROCK FEST, Amoranto Stadium and Hammersonic Festival. Get tickets and information for current 2020 ticket holders at the link below.

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Slipknot Postpones Knotfest Japan, Asia Tour Over Coronavirus Concerns

The first casualty of the Metal touring and festival world due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has fallen. Slipknot’s Knotfest Japan, set to take place in three weeks on March 20th has been postponed until a later date TBA. The event is working with the band to reschedule at a later date. The band has postponed all of their expected Asia tour dates as well Fans wishing to keep their tickets may do so, as they are fully valid for rescheduled dates when they are announced. Fans wanted a refund will get one soon but have been asked to wait for imminent details to be announced. Knotfest Japan 2020 was to have featured Slipknot headlining both nights, along with Anthrax, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Man With A Mission, Maximum The Hormone and more! The first-everKnotfesttook place seven years ago in Council Bluffs, Iowa and moved two years later to San Bernardino, California. In 2016, Slipknot and Ozzy Osbourne joined forces for the first-ever Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, featuring both acts performing headlining sets on different days. Knotfest has expanded to an annual tour – Knotfest Roadshow, Knotfest Mexico, Columbia, the United Kingdom, France (Knotfest Meets Hellfest) and now Knotfest at Sea. Continue reading

Slipknot Announces Knotfest United Kingdom for August 2020

Slipknot has announced their very first Knotfest United Kingdom event in the UK next summer! The event will take place at the legendary venue, The National Bowl, Milton Keynes on August 22nd, 2020. Members of Slipknot’s official fan club, Outside The 9, will have a first access pre-sale that goes live on December 19th at 10 am GMT. Continue reading

Slipknot Festival Knotfest Japan to Include Korn and Anthrax in 2020

Slipknot’s Knotfest Japan 2020will take place on March 20-21, 2020 at the Makuhari Messe near Tokyo, and will feature Slipknot headlining on both nights. Anthrax will also appear on March 20 while Korn will perform on March 21. The first-everKnotfesttook place seven years ago in Council Bluffs, Iowa and moved two years later to San Bernardino, California. In 2016, Slipknot and Ozzy Osbourne joined forces for the first-ever Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, featuring both acts performing headlining sets on different days.Continue reading

Deftones Announce European Tour For Spring 2017

 Deftones, photo credit : Frank Maddocks

Deftones, photo credit : Frank Maddocks

Deftones have announced a new European/UK tour for April 2017. Full details are not yet revealed, but we havethe full schedule so far below.Continue reading

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Slipknot’s Knotfest is Coming Back to the USA This Fall!


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In case you were living under a rock, or away for the holiday weekend in America, Slipknot announced this weekend that they are reviving their Knotfest music festival in the US this coming fall. This will now be a precursor to Knotfest Japan a few weeks later.


Held over three days, October 24-through 26 and curated by Slipknot, this will be the most ambitious effort the band has done since the Iowa and Wisconsin debut of Knotfest in 2012. in addition to a few VIP Pre-Party pre-fest kickoff bash, the fest features a who’s who of current metal and hard rock acts such as Danzig, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Black Label Society, Testament, Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, In This Moment, Atreyu, Hatebreed, The Devil Wears Prada, Suicide Silence, The Faceless, Whitechapel, FFDP, Butcher Babies and many, many more. Both nights of the fest will conclude with Slipknot headlining sets, surely to pull out all the stops from the bands legendary stage shows. This also figures to be a spring-board for a new Slipknot album (pre-orders will get a copy with purchase), as well as the possible intersecting of a bevy of fall metal tours.

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From the press-release for the fest:

In addition to performances from more than 60 of the “heaviest bands on the planet”, attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 festival attractions including a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circles, pillars of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and so much more.

Campers and VIP ticket holders receive a free Friday night Knotfest show with Suicide Silence, The Black Dahlia Murder, Butcher Babies and more, as well as an early preview of the festival area and Slipknot Museum showcasing the band’s history. VIP ticket holders also can attend a Friday night special VIP Pre-Party Bash with music by Slipknot’s DJ Sid.

Tickets are on sale now at Limited quantities of Early Bird Discounted 2-day and 1-day festival tickets, as well as Camping Packages are available while supplies last at VIP packages go on sale Wednesday, July 9 at 10:00 AM PT. A limited number of four different levels of VIP packages will be available with amenities including exclusive merchandise bundles, early entrance to a 21+ VIP Lounge, Pit Pass or the best Reserved Seats in the house, preferred parking and more. Hotel packages and travel packages will be available soon. To view all ticket options for Knotfest, visit:

Knotfest is a short drive from San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, San Joaquin Valley, and many more cities in the Southwestern USA.”


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