Knotfest

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Knotfest
SlipknotKnotfest2012.jpg
Genre Heavy metal, groove metal, death metal, metalcore, deathcore, thrash metal, nu metal, alternative metal, black metal, deathgrind, hip hop
Location(s) Council Bluffs, Iowa (2012)
Somerset, Wisconsin (2012)
San Bernardino, California (2014-present)
Chiba, Japan (2014, 2016)
Toluca, Mexico (2015-present)
Years active 2012, 2014-present
Website
http://www.knotfest.com
/http://knotfestjapan.com/
http://knotfestmexico.com/

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] Amongst the line up were bands such as Deftones, Lamb of God, Cannibal Corpse, and many more.[2] On March 24, 2014, it was officially announced "Knotfest Japan" will be held in November 15 and 16 at Makuhari Messe, Tokyo.[3] Headliners of both dates are Slipknot. Korn, Limp Bizkit, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Bring Me the Horizon, Trivium and In Flames were announced to perform. 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 will be held once again at San Manuel amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA during October 23 through October 25

History[edit]

Creation[edit]

Knotfest was officially announced on June 4, 2012. Among the activities the festival offered as part of its "dark carnival experience" 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 tells 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." Slipknot, of course, is about a whole aesthetic, not just the music. "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," Crahan says.[2]

Broadcast[edit]

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[edit]

2012 Line-Up[edit]

Friday 17 August Saturday 18 August
Main Stage Second Stage Main Stage Second Stage

Slipknot
Deftones
Serj Tankian
Prong

Lamb of God
Machine Head
The Urge
Dirtfedd

Slipknot
Deftones
Serj Tankian
Dillinger Escape Plan

Lamb of God
Machine Head
Cannibal Corpse
Disconnect Hardcore (Ph)
Prong
Gojira

[6]

2014 Line-Up[edit]

California[edit]

Friday 24 October
Stage 002 Stage 003 Campground Stage

Suicide Silence
Butcher Babies
Alterbeast

The Black Dahlia Murder
Chelsea Grin

The Athiarchists

Saturday 25 October
Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage Stage 002 Stage 003 Headbang For The Highway Stage 004 Extreme Stage 005 Campground Stage

Slipknot
Danzig
Anthrax
Black Label Society
Hatebreed

Testament
Carcass
Maximum The Hormone
King 810
Man with a Mission

In This Moment
The Devil Wears Prada
Butcher Babies
Miss May I
One OK Rock

The Faceless
Stands with Fists
Dehumanizer
Kings Of Carnage
Play for Blood
Shortfuse

Fear Factory
Otep
Prong
Amen
Immolation

The Athiarchists

Sunday 26 October
Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage Stage 002 Stage 003 Headbang For The Highway Stage 004 Extreme Stage 005 Campground Stage

Slipknot
Five Finger Death Punch
Volbeat
Tech N9ne
Atreyu
Hellyeah

Of Mice & Men
DevilDriver
Veil of Maya
Nothing More

Killswitch Engage
Whitechapel
Upon A Burning Body
Anti Mortem

Dead For Denver
Motograter
Fire from the Gods
I, of Helix
A Threat to the Enemy
Still Not Dead

Napalm Death
Avatar
Attika 7
Exmortus
Rattlehead

The Athiarchists

Japan[edit]

Saturday 15 November Sunday 16 November

Slipknot
Limp Bizkit
Lamb of God
Papa Roach
Bring Me the Horizon
Miss May I
One OK Rock
SiM
Crossfaith
Coldrain
Meaning
Crystal Lake
HenLee

Slipknot
Korn
Trivium
In Flames
Five Finger Death Punch
Amon Amarth
Maximum the Hormone
Man with a Mission
Wagdug Futuristic Unity
AA=
Knock Out Monkey
Make My Day
Silhouette From The Skylit

2015 Line-Up[edit]

California[edit]

Friday 23 October
VIP + Camping Kickoff Party

Sepultura
The Faceless
Rings of Saturn
Khaotika
Motorbreath

Saturday 24 October
Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage Stage 002 Stage 003 Extreme Stage 004 Headbang For The Highway Stage 005 Campground Stage

Judas Priest
Korn
Mastodon
Trivium
Corrosion of Conformity

Body Count
At the Gates
Red Fang
Battlecross

Gwar
Born of Osiris
Earth Crisis
Goatwhore

Kataklysm
Belphegor
Inquisition
Abysmal Dawn
Her Name in Blood
Khaotika

Fire from the Gods
Buried under Texas
Doomsday Mourning
Born for War
A Tragedy at Hand
Grand Lord High Master
Piece in Terror
Short Fuse
Green as Emerald
Kaustik
Skyburial
This Place is a Zoo
Chasing the Bullet

Street Drum Corps

Sunday 25 October
Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage Stage 002 Stage 003 Extreme Stage 004 Headbang For The Highway Stage 005 Campground Stage

Slipknot
Bring Me the Horizon
Clutch
Ghostface Killah
Mobb Deep

Suicidal Tendencies
All That Remains
Beartooth
Kyng

Cannibal Corpse
Helmet
Snot
Devour The Day

Dying Fetus
Disgorge
Internal Bleeding
Green Death
The ReAktion
Kings of Carnage

I, of Helix
Proletariat
Avoid the Void
Abhor
A Threat to the Enemy
Stands with Fists
Paranova
Everybody Panic!
As Oceans
Dead Animal Assembly Plant
Speaking with Ghost
Xero for Life
The Darkest Day

Street Drum Corps

Mexico[edit]

Saturday 5 December
Main Stage Tecate Stage

Slipknot
Megadeth
Lamb of God
HIM
A Day to Remember
Trivium
Atreyu
Asking Alexandria
Tanus

Cradle of Filth
Ill Niño
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Brujeria
Resorte
36 Crazyfists
Here Comes the Kraken
Everyone Likes Cathleen

2016 "Ozzfest Meets Knotfest" Line-Up[edit]

California[edit]

Friday 23 September

Armored Saint
Metal Church
Exmortus
Thrown Into Exile

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

2016 Line-Up[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Saturday 15 October
Main Stage Iowa Stage

Avenged Sevenfold
Slayer
Marilyn Manson
Disturbed
Chevelle
Alesana
Attila
S7N

Meshuggah
Killswitch Engage
Sevendust
Hatebreed
DevilDriver
The Black Dahlia Murder
Volumes
Arcadia Libre


Sunday 16 October
Main Stage Iowa Stage

Slipknot
Deftones
The Offspring
Ministry
Enter Shikari
Emmure
Thell Barrio
Fire From The Gods

Opeth
Arch Enemy
Iced Earth
Carcass
Animals As Leaders
Agora
Nothing More
Sabrina Sabrok
Joliette

Japan[edit]

Saturday 5 November Sunday 6 November

Slipknot
Deftones
Disturbed
A Day To Remember
Hoobastank
Issues
SiM
Rize
Rottengraffty
Oldcodex
coldrain
Crystal Lake
A Crowd of Rebellion
Survive Said the Prophet
Jealkb
The Sixth Lie

Slipknot
Marilyn Manson
Lamb of God
In Flames
Anthrax
Butcher Babies
Man with a Mission
the GazettE
Crossfaith
MUCC
Her Name in Blood
Crazy N' Sane
THE冠
魔法少女になり隊
彼女 in the Display
Salty Dog


Future[edit]

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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Jay (2012-06-04). "Slipknot's 'Knotfest' Lineup Revealed". Pollstar. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Baltin, Steve (2012-06-04). "Slipknot to Launch Own Music Festival, Knotfest". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  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 2014-08-11. 
  5. ^ a b "Slipknot to pay-per-view stream their Knotfest headline set". NME. 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  6. ^ Freeman, Phil (2012-06-04). "Slipknot Announce Knotfest'". Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  7. ^ "Slipknot announce first ever Knotfest". Kerrang!. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-09-26.