Slipknot has announced the first-ever Knotfest music festival, which will take place the weekend of August 17-18. The two-date metal and hard rock festival will take place at two different locations, Friday, August 17 in Council Bluffs, IA at Mid America Motorplex and Saturday, August 18 in Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN at Somerset Amphitheater. The festival will feature Slipknot, Deftones, Lamb of God, Dethklok, Serj Tankian, Cannibal Corpse, The Dillinger Escape Plan, THe Urge, Prong, Gojira and more. Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown) stated, “Knotfest is a chance for us to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European carnival fest to the heart of America.
Early descriptions of the layout and visuals have referenced circus big-top tents, pillars of fire, and amusement park rides that will include the legendary Ring of Fire carnival ride (Saturday only) while masked performers, firebreathers and nightmarish stilt-walkers roam the festival grounds. Interactive graffiti walls and a drum circle made of junkyard cars will entertain fans and artists alike in the immersive, dark apocalyptic atmosphere. A Slipknot museum will be available for fans to visit along with art installations.
Tickets for Knotfest go on-sale Friday, June 8 at 10:00 AM EDT
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 8/17 Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Motorplex
Sat 8/18 Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN Somerset Amphitheater