Knotfest ready to take over North America

Knotfest ready to take over North America

With the summer complete and fall in full swing one of the biggest heavy metal festivals is ready to cast shadow on all that came before.  That festival known to all as Knotfest spawned two years ago when Slipknot organized two dates of dark entertainment and extreme music on August 17, 2012, in Council Bluffs, Iowa and August 18, 2012, in Somerset, Wisconsin.   Now in 2014 the masked metallers recollect with the second Knotfest which promises to be bigger, better, and more intense than ever before.  Scheduled to be held October 24th through 26th at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA there will be a total of five stages, as well as 60 plus bands performing.

Slipknot’s very own festival boasts Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax, Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon, Amen, Otep, Prong, Immolation, Attika 7 and many more. Slipknot themselves will be performing two unique sets themselves, one on the 25th and another on the 26th promising to put the heavy back into metal.


The current Knotfest U.S. band lineup by stage is as follows:

Friday, October 24—Pre-Party For Camping & VIP Guests

Stage 003: The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin

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Stage 002: Suicide Silence, Butcher Babies, Alterbeast__________

Saturday, October 25th:

Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball: Satyricon, Otep, Amen, Prong, Immolation

Stage 004: The Faceless & six Headbang For The Highway Battle-of-the-Bands winners. (sponsored by Brick House Studios & The Alumni Tour)

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Stage 003: In This Moment, The Devil Wears Prada, Butcher Babies, Miss May I, One OK Rock

Stage 002: Testament, Carcass, Maximum The Hormone, King 810, Man With A Mission

Stage 001: Slipknot, Danzig, Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed

Sunday, October 26th:

Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball: Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Attika 7, Exmortus, Rattlehead

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Stage 004: Dead For Denver and five more Headbang For TheHighway Battle-of-the-Bands winners, including Kings Of Carnage and Still Not Dead. (sponsored by Brick House Studios & The Alumni Tour)

Stage 003: Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel, Upon A Burning Body, Anti-Mortem

Stage 002: Of Mice & Men, DevilDriver, Veil Of Maya, Nothing More

Stage 001: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Tech N9ne, Atreyu, Hellyeah


In addition fans can experience over twenty festival attractions including a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circles, a massive display of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and much more in an Apocalyptic Underworld setting.  Doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show runs until 12:30 AM on Saturday and 11:30 PM on Sunday. The Knotfest camping area will be located in a grassy county park adjacent to the venue’s VIP area.


Knotfest tickets are on sale now at, a limited number of VIP packages are still available, however, Camping packages are SOLD OUT.  Those in the far east can rejoice as Knotfest Japan will be held in November 15th and 16th at Makuhari Messe, Tokyo.


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Lisa Nash
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Lisa has been involved in the music business since 1992, from agent to manager, promoter to festival organizer, her passion for music and her wealth of knowledge has led to her being a well respected professional on the English music scene. Her writing career began as a favor for Midlands Rocks, and she has reviewed both recorded and live music over the years, as well as interviewing bands such as Seether and Three Doors Down. These days, she mainly focuses on being involved in the running of a number of music festivals and also helping 1000's of musicians through a forum designed to give advice and warn people about known music scams. Preferring Rock and Metal, her taste also varies to Opera, Country, and Classical. Lisa is very supportive of the unsigned, independent bands and strongly believes that the talent is out there in the live scene and not to be found on Saturday Night TV.

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