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Knotfest
Knotfest
Genre Heavy metal
groove metal
death metal
metalcore
deathcore
thrash metal
nu metal
alternative metal
J-rock
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/
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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.

HistoryEdit

CreationEdit

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.

"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.

BroadcastEdit

On July 11, Slipknot announced that their closing performance at Knotfest would be broadcast via a pay-per-view streaming website. 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]

PerformersEdit

2012 Line-UpEdit

Dates Main Stage Second Stage
Friday 17 August
  • Slipknot
  • Deftones
  • Serj Tankian
  • Prong
  • Lamb of God
  • Machine Head
  • The Urge
  • Dirtfedd
Saturday 18 August
  • Slipknot
  • Deftones
  • Serj Tankian
  • Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Lamb of God
  • Machine Head
  • Cannibal Corpse
  • Prong
  • Gojira

2014 Line-UpEdit

CaliforniaEdit

Dates Stage 002 Stage 003 Campground Stage
Friday 24 October
  • Suicide Silence
  • Butcher Babies
  • Alterbeast
  • The Black Dahlia Murder
  • Chelsea Grin
  • The Athiarchists
Dates Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage Stage 002 Stage 003 Headbang For The Highway Stage 004 Extreme Stage 005 Campground Stage
Saturday 25 October
  • 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
  • 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

JapanEdit

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-UpEdit

CaliforniaEdit

VIP + Camping Kickoff Party
Friday 23 October
  • Sepultura

The Faceless Rings of Saturn Khaotika Motorbreath

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

MexicoEdit

Main Stage Tecate Stage
Saturday 5 December
  • 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-UpEdit

CaliforniaEdit

Dates Main Stage Lemmy Stage Nuclear Blast Stage
Friday 24 September
  • Black Sabbath
  • Disturbed
  • Megadeth
  • Opeth
  • Black Label Society
  • Rival Sons
  • Children of Bodom
  • Hatebreed
  • DevilDriver
  • Goatwhore
  • Huntress
  • Dead Cross
  • Municipal Waste
  • Kataklysm
  • Nails
  • The Shrine
  • Still Rebel
Saturday 25 September
  • Slipknot
  • Slayer
  • Amon Amarth
  • Anthrax
  • Trivium
  • Sabaton
  • Suicide Silence
  • Overkill
  • Emmure
  • Butcher Babies
  • Man with a Mission
  • Whitechapel
  • Combichrist
  • Death Angel
  • Carnifex
  • Loathe
  • SiM
  • ONI

2016 Line-UpEdit

MexicoEdit

Saturday 15 October Sunday 16 November
  • Slayer
  • Disturbed
  • Meshuggah
  • Slipknot
  • Deftones
  • The Offspring

JapanEdit

Saturday 5 November Sunday 6 November
  • Slipknot
  • Deftones
  • Disturbed
  • A Day To Remember
  • Issues
  • SiM
  • Rize
  • Slipknot
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Lamb of God
  • In Flames
  • Man with a Mission
  • Crossfaith

FutureEdit

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.[6]

ONE OK ROCK at KnotfestEdit

On July 2014, ONE OK ROCK first announced their upcoming gig at Knotnest 2014 in California, USA. On November 25, 2014, they joined at the music festival and performed at Stage 003, the same stage where In This Moment, The Devil Wears Prada, Butcher Babies and Miss May I performed. ONE OK ROCK joined the Knotfest Japan 2014 as well.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Smith, Jay (2012-06-04). "Slipknot’s ‘Knotfest’ Lineup Revealed". Pollstar
  2. Baltin, Steve (2012-06-04). "Slipknot to Launch Own Music Festival, Knotfest". Rolling Stone
  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
  5. "Slipknot to pay-per-view stream their Knotfest headline set". NME
  6. "Slipknot announce first ever Knotfest". Kerrang!

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