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Knotfest

Knotfest is a music festival created by American metal band Slipknot. The inaugural Knotfest was a two-city event and took place on August 17, 2012 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and August 18, 2012 in Somerset, Wisconsin.[1] Among the line-up were bands such as Deftones, Lamb of God, and Cannibal Corpse.[2] On March 24, 2014, it was officially announced that "Knotfest Japan" would be held in November 15 and 16 at Makuhari Messe, Tokyo.[3] Headliners were Slipknot. Korn, Limp Bizkit, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Bring Me the Horizon, Trivium and In Flames. On the first date of the Mayhem Festival 2014, Knotfest 2014 was announced, with it being held at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California, on October 24-26.[4] Knotfest 2015 was to be held at the same location, from October 23 through 25.

History

Creation

Knotfest was officially announced on June 4, 2012. Among the activities the festival offered as part of its "dark carnival experience" were circus big-top tents, pillars of fire, amusement park rides, burlesque performers, firebreathers, stilt walkers, drum circles made of junkyard cars and graffiti walls. The two shows also debuted a Slipknot museum.[2]

"It's all about having fun and going crazy, bringing it to the standard it used to be," Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan told Rolling Stone. "It's time for us to really engulf this idea known as Knotfest where we're in control, we make a day devoted to our mindset, our ideas, the people that we want to play with, the people that we think our fans want to be around... When everyone leaves their senses [will be] overloaded, and I'm talking about smells, sights, hearing, your body, everything is overloaded with stimulation, because that's what Slipknot does."[2]

Broadcast

On July 11, Slipknot announced that their closing performance at Knotfest would be broadcast via a pay-per-view streaming website.[5] Shawn "Clown" Crahan said, "It means everything for everyone to see the live spectacle we're creating in the flesh, but we understand some fans around the world can't be at the show. We've now made it possible for you to be there in spirit - so join us live on August 18."[5]

Performers

2012 line-up

[6]

2014 line-up

California

Japan

2015 line-up

California

Friday 23 October
VIP + Camping Kickoff Party

Sepultura
The Faceless
Rings of Saturn
Khaotika
Motorbreath

Mexico

2016 line-up

"Ozzfest Meets Knotfest" California

Saturday 24 September
Lemmy Stage Monster Energy Drink Stage 001 Monster Energy Drink Stage 002 Nuclear Blast Stage

Black Sabbath
Disturbed
Megadeth
Opeth
Black Label Society
Rival Sons

Suicidal Tendencies
DevilDriver
Huntress

Hatebreed
Goatwhore
Allegaeon

Municipal Waste
Brujeria
Kataklysm
The Shrine
Still Rebel

Sunday 25 September
Lemmy Stage Rockstar Energy Drink Stage 001 Rockstar Energy Drink Stage 002 Nuclear Blast Stage

Slipknot
Slayer
Amon Amarth
Anthrax
Trivium
Motionless in White

Sabaton
Suicide Silence
Butcher Babies

Overkill
Emmure
Man with a Mission

Whitechapel
Combichrist
Carnifex
Loathe
SiM
ONI
Westfield Massacre

Mexico


Japan

2017 line-up

Mexico

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017

2018 line-up

Colombia

Mexico

Announced for Fall 2018, but lineup not yet announced. [8]

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2018

Yet to be announced.

Future

Corey Taylor said on his Twitter "Don't worry, UK: this won't be the last Knotfest..." This suggests there will be more Knotfests in the future, including in the UK.[9]

References

  1. ^ Smith, Jay (2012-06-04). "Slipknot's 'Knotfest' Lineup Revealed". Pollstar. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ a b c Baltin, Steve (2012-06-04). "Slipknot to Launch Own Music Festival, Knotfest". Rolling Stone. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ http://knotfestjapan.com/
  4. ^ Kaufman, Spencer (2014-07-04). "Slipknot Announce 2014 U.S. Knotfest Featuring Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat + More". Loudwire. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ a b "Slipknot to pay-per-view stream their Knotfest headline set". NME. 2012-07-11. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Freeman, Phil (2012-06-04). "Slipknot Announce Knotfest'". Roadrunner Records. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ Appleford, Steve (2017-11-06). "8 Highlights From Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017". Revolver. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ https://www.facebook.com/TECATEKNOTFESTMEXICO/videos/1175677242570440/?fref=mentions&__xts__[0]=68.ARCRp8MBJbNMBIjlZWw4sEhMg-6oxEaXLROobo1eQNOzYS0ecczDpxS1coU_t1V6z7lsr5AyvBhWKfsEM1aDRs0ghCm6BoBEnz67L6AmBfyhLpdH6BNMnOUhVqjgQitr_Z3h5EKZND9b&__tn__=K-R
  9. ^ "Slipknot announce first ever Knotfest". Kerrang!. 2012-06-06. Retrieved . 

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