Slipknot Reveals Details on ‘Knotfest’ Shows
Slipknot confirmed the rumors that leaked over the weekend regarding their own festival called Knotfest. The first show that was confirmed is on August 17th in Council Bluffs Iowa. This was made official yesterday. Today it was unveiled that a second show will take place the next night (August 18) in Somerset Wisconsin. Both shows will include Deftones, Lamb Of God, Dethklok, Serj Tankian, Prong and obviously Slipknot headlining. Also playing at the Iowa show will be the Urge and Dirtfedd, while the Wisconsin version will include Cannibal Corpse, Gojira and the Dillinger Escape Plan. This will be a show not to be missed.
Tickets go on sale this Friday (June 8th), but REV will have your shot at winning them. Percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan said in an interview regarding the shows,
It’s all about having fun and bringing something to the world of rock ‘n’ roll, bringing it to the standard it used to be. 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.
Knotfest is being promoted as a “dark carnival experience,” and will feature circus tents, pillars of fire, amusement park rides, burlesque performers, fire-breathers, stilt walkers, drum circles made of junkyard cars, graffiti walls and even a Slipknot museum. Clown also promised,
When everyone leaves, their senses (will be) overloaded…because that’s what Slipknot does.
Clown also added that this could turn into an annual even whether Slipknot plays or not.