Slipknot announced today that Knotfest, the band’s self-curated music festival, will return for its third U.S. installment Oct. 23-25 at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, Calif.
Iowa-bred Slipknot will close the festival on Oct. 25, and British metal icons Judas Priest will close the main stage on Oct. 24. The event’s four-stage lineup boasts a total of 50-plus acts. They include Korn, Bring Me the Horizon, Mastodon, Trivium, Corrosion of Conformity, Clutch, Mobb Deep, Ghostface Killah, Cannibal Corpse, Suicidal Tendencies, Cannibal Corpse, Gwar and Man. More bands are expected to be announced soon.
According to the press announcement, 50,000-plus fans attended Knotfest 2014, which was also held at San Manuel Amphitheater. In the past, the festival has featured such attractions as a Slipknot Museum, carnival rides, drum circles and fire-breathers.
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Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan, aka Clown, said, “Knotfest returns to Southern California for round two, and with legends like Judas Priest headlining night one and a lineup of some of the greatest acts in metal and heavy music, we couldn’t be more excited.”
Knotfest co-founder and 5B Artist Management president Cory Brennan noted, “We knew we had to build upon the monumental success of last year’s festival, and we believe we’ve done just that with this epic lineup of bands.”
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An early-bird sale for two-day tickets begins at 10 a.m. PST today at Knotfest.com. Limited quantities of discounted two-day tickets, as well as VIP and camping packages, are also available while supplies last. (RV and dry camping directly adjacent to the venue is available Oct 23-Oct 26.) Four VIP packages are available. The top one (called “Ultimate Slipknot VIP Experience 004,” available only for Oct. 25) includes a tour of the Slipknot Museum, the festival grounds and the staging area with Clown, an exclusive meet-and-greet with Slipknot members, and access to the VIP lounge. For complete information about VIP and camping packages, as well as tickets, visit Knotfest.com.
A free on-site pre-party for all fans who purchase camping and VIP passes, as well as artists, will launch the weekend on Oct. 23.
The Knotfest 2015 lineup currently stands as:
Corrosion of Conformity
At the Gates
Born of Osiris
Fourth Stage (Extreme):
Bring Me the Horizon
All That Remains
Devour the Day
Fourth Stage (Extreme):
Six Feet Under