Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band SLIPKNOT, will once again make history in 2020 with the first-ever Knotfest UK. The event will take place at legendary venue The National Bowl, Milton Keynes on August 22. Members of SLIPKNOT's official fan club, Outside The 9, will have a first access pre-sale that goes live on December 19 at 10 a.m. GMT; fans can join and get their passcode at outsidethe9.com.
When SLIPKNOT returns to headline Knotfest UK, it'll mark its first return to The National Bowl since its iconic performance at Ozzfest 2001. Knotfest UK full line-up and on-site activities will be announced early next year.
Since its inception in 2012, Knotfest has expanded into five countries — USA, Japan, Mexico, Colombia and earlier this year, France when the inaugural Knotfest Meets Hellfest event sold out within weeks. As global demand grows for the unique culture and community that SLIPKNOT and their namesake festival represent, the Knotfest brand reaches ever further around the world. With two new territories announced already for 2020 — the inaugural Knotfest At Sea departing from Barcelona, Spain and now, Knotfest UK — Knotfest is truly making its mark as one of the biggest, most in-demand festival brands in the world.
The inaugural voyage of the Knotfest At Sea cruise will set sail from Barcelona on August 10, 2020, returning on August 14. The cruise will be headlined by SLIPKNOT, who will perform two sets on board the ship with the full line-up announced soon. Knotfest At Sea recently announced that the cruise will be stopping in the port of Naples and shared details of the first of the on-board experiences which will include a live Q&A with members of the band, a Sid DJ/MC Set, a SLIPKNOT whiskey tasting and discussion with Clown (limited capacity) and more experiences to be announced. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 13 at 8 p.m. GMT from KnotfestAtSea.com.
Knotfest Colombia saw its first ever headline performance from SLIPKNOT when it descended on Hipódromo De Los Andes in Bogotá this past Saturday. Fans from all over the country came to party with SLIPKNOT as they were joined by 16 other bands, including BEHEMOTH, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT and W.A.S.P.
In 2020, Knotfest Japan will take place on March 20-21, with both dates headlined by SLIPKNOT. Day 1 will be a Knotfest Roadshow event featuring ANTHRAX, MAN WITH A MISSION and more. Day 2 will be a full Knotfest festival day featuring KORN, MARILYN MANSON, MAXIMUM THE HORMONE, TRIVIUM, CROSSFAITH and more. Tickets are available from KnotfestJapan.com.
SLIPKNOT will return to Europe for a headline arena tour in January 2020, where many of the shows sold out in a matter of hours and The O2 in London selling out in eight minutes. The European tour follows another historic first when SLIPKNOT hit the road this summer for the traveling Knotfest Roadshow tour. Hitting thirty cities across North America, with a brand new stage set and production, the tour saw SLIPKNOT play to the biggest North American audiences in its history. They also headlined U.S. festivals Louder Than Life and Aftershock this fall.