Set for Aug. 17 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at Mid America Motorplex and Aug. 18 in Somerset, Wis., at the Somerset Amphitheater, Knotfest’s lineup also includes cartoon rockers Dethklok along with Serj Tankian, Cannibal Corpse, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Urge, Prong, Gojira and more.
What’s Knotfest? That is, other than a destination festival serving up hard rock and metal in two fine Midwestern locales. Organizers are promising two stages along with a “decadent apocalyptic underworld featuring circus big-top tents, pillars of fire, and amusement park rides.”
“Knotfest is a chance for us to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European carnival fest to the heart of America,’ Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown) said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to delve deep into our catalogue and play a long set for fans. This festival is meant to be touched, felt, smelled and experience by everyone on top of seeing an amazing day of rock and metal.
Tickets go on sale June 8. VIP packages include access to a shaded VIP bar and lounge with a main stage viewing area, catered meals and a meet-and-greet with Slipknot members. Visit the official website for everything you need to know about Knotfest.