Slipknot’s Knotfest To Return In October


Slipknot’s curated music and lifestyle festival Knotfest will return this fall to the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernadino California from October 23-25th.. The official line-up will be announced on June 29th.

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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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