Slipknot's Legendary KNOTFEST Returns to U.S. This October
Slipknot are set to return to the U.S. with their own KNOTFEST-fan extraordinary three -day metal and heavy music destination festival -to be held Oct. 24-26 at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, Calif. This marks the first time KNOTFEST will be held in the same location for multiple days.
KNOTFEST U.S. 2014-powered by Rockstar Energy Drink-will feature a Slipknot-curated lineup ofover 60 bands performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash, band performances and other activities for those that purchase VIP or Camping Packages. The weekend will feature performances from Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass and many more. A list of artists performing each day is available now at: www.knotfest.com.
Slipknot will close the Main Stage both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience. In addition, all ticket purchasers will receive a digital copy of Slipknot's forthcoming album, to be delivered on release date.
"KNOTFEST is a chance for Slipknot to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European festival-and now we're coming for you, California," says Slipknot's M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). "Playing two different sets over two nights at one location is a new experience in the history of this band. This year's Knotfests in the U.S. and Japan are going to be on another level."
Every KNOTFEST has been a fully immersive experience for fans, and this one ups the ante. In addition to performances from more than 60 of the heaviest bands on the planet, attendees will descendinto 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 areaand 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.