Dumb and Dumbest Episode #282: Experiments In Twitter Engagement

With all of the constant changes in social media, it’s a good idea for you to also change up your strategies and techniques from time to time to see what works. Dumb and Dumbest #282 is streaming now and it’s all about Experiments In Twitter Engagement! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest #Episode 280: Engagement and You

One of the things you want to do on social media to boost band is to try and drive engagement at scale. It’s not easy, but in the long run, it helps establish yourself in your audiences’ mind. Dumb and Dumbest #280 is streaming now and it’s about Engagement and You! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #279: Why Festivals Fail

Continuing our theme of music festivals, we examine festival culture and why some touring festivals such as Warped Tour and Knotfest have been mega-successful, why some get to make a comeback such as Mayhem Festival will in 2020, and Metallica’s Orion Festival missed the mark. Dumb and Dumbest #279 is streaming now and it’s about Why Festivals Fail! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #278: The Knotfest Riots

Music Festivals are at a global high mark in 2019 but still, issues arise from time to to time. Over the weekend at Knotfest Mexico/Knotfest Meets Force Fest there was a breakdown of a barrier, a breakdown of communication, and then chaos ensued. Dumb and Dumbest #278 is streaming now and it’s all about The Knotfest Riots! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Slipknot Announces Maiden Voyage of Knotfest At Sea Next Summer

The “only band that matters” has done it again! Slipknot has announced they are taking to the high seas next summer for Knotfest At Sea! Departing from Barcelona, Spain August 10th – August 14th 2020, the cruise will feature two performances from Slipknot on the ship, have a bounty of bands and make experiences and tie-in events to be announced soon. Watch a teaser from Clown (#6) himself right now! Continue reading

Slipknot’s Knotfest and Forcefest to Put on a Joint Event in Mexico This Fall

Slipknot’s own global festival brand Knotfest, the music and lifestyle event, has announced the headliner for its first-ever event in Mexico City, taking place at the Parque Deportivo Oceanía venue. This year, Knotfest is joining forces with Forcefest, combining two massive festival brands over one weekend. The Knotfest day will take place on Saturday, November 30, headlined by Slipknot, with Forcefest taking place on Sunday, December 1, headlined by Rob Zombie. 15,000 early bird tickets have already sold out, but special pre-sales begin on June 24 at 11 a.m. CT, with tickets going on general sale at 11 a.m. CT on June 26. Knotfest has also announced that it will be returning to Bogotá, Colombia this year on December 6, following up on the smashing success of the inaugural event in 2017. More info on tickets and lineup to follow. Slipknot is on a headline and festival tour of Europe, followed by, the “Knotfest Roadshow” US tour will be kicking off its nationwide tour of North America on July 26 in Mountain View, California. The bands’ new album, We Are Not Your Kind drops August 9th via Roadrunner. Continue reading

Slipknot Shares Knotfest Survey, Knotfest Columbia Only Festival Booked For 2018

 

Slipknot has asked its fans to fill out a survey about Knotfest, and fans feelings on future festivals. The band has only announced Knotfest Bogotá this year, and no other events. The questions of the survey seems to indicate that the future of Knotfest may either include a cruise, or a destination festival such as the Caribbean. There were specific question dedicated to the festival going experience and also about Haunted Houses, for some reason. The last Knotfest in the USA was last fall’s Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in San Bernadino, CA, which seemed like it was successful. Ozzfest is also apparently on hiatus in 2018, although Ozzy teased about a future Ozzfest in New York in a post to social media.  Continue reading