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Slipknot Expected To Announce “Knotfest” Next Week, Deftones, Lamb Of God, Etc. To Perform

@slipknot It looks as though Slipknot‘s impending big announcement won’t entirely be in regards to their upcoming greatest hits release. Instead, the band are highly rumored to officially be announcing this years edition of their “Knotfest” festival.

The event will take place at the Mid America Motorplex in Pacific Junction, Iowa on August 17th. Slipknot will headline the event with the following artists set to appear as well:

Lamb Of God
Serj Tankian
The Urge

Tickets are due to go on sale on June 08th. More details are expected this coming Monday, June 04th.


  • the hidden agenda


  • tenwestchaser

    The Urge? Really? They really don’t fit in with this at all. And who the hell knew they were still around?

    • FarBeyondDriven

      Exactly the same thought I had… a ska-metal(ish) band really seems like an odd fit here. Maybe it’s a different the Urge?

  • Afghanistam

    Lol the urge ‘jump roght in’…memories

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    If Slipknot played Iowa in its entirety, that would be cool.

    If the Deftones played Around the Fur in it’s entirety (including the unlisted track Damone) then I would endure the bleakness of Iowa to witness it.

  • kturl69

    What a sick ass festival. I wish this was an actual tour. Lame.

  • theguilty1

    The best thing to come from Slipknot’s success is the amount of bands that have actually paid attention to Iowa over the last 13 years since they hit it big. More shows come through our shitty little state than ever did before. I could care less about Slipknot, but I appreciate what they did for the music fans in the state.

    • J3553

      bands like slipknot never get the credit they deserve. they’re one of those gateway bands that gets people into metal and draws attention to the genre. it doesn’t fucking matter if you don’t like their music. they’re still important. if it weren’t for bands like slipknot and korn, i may never have discovered some of the music i love today.

      • adamonfire

        If you like hard rock music in any form, I don’t see how you can’t like Wait and Bleed or Spit It Out at minimum. They’re the kind of band that has more songs that I like than I actually realize.

      • theguilty1

        Isn’t that exactly what my post just said? I don’t care for their music, but appreciate what they did. Over your head, I guess.

      • J3553

        …i was agreeing with you

    • goop

      The same could be said for the ATDI/Mars Volta contribution to the El Paso, Texas music scene. It energized that region.

      • WURST

        El Paso is the armpit of my beloved state.

      • adamonfire

        If it weren’t for the Sun Bowl where would the SPEED Channel film all of their Monster Truck shows?

  • Dixon Cider

    how much could you care less?

  • ilikepie4444

    i never thought i’d be saying that i’m gonna buy a ticket to fly to iowa

    • adamonfire

      Why, there are tours going around with the top 5 billed acts – Slipknot’s on Mayhem, LOG and DK will be on tour together, and Deftones and SOAD will also together – not to mention SOAD is immeasurably better than Serj solo.

      • Darkdevout

        Yeah and I live on the east coast so I’m going to all those tours, people on the west coast or midwest won’t get SOAD/ Deftones, so that’s why it’s in Iowa and not anywhere more east.

      • adamonfire

        SOAD/Deftones is hitting Metro Detroit and Chicago – but yeah you’re SOL if you’re in the western states. I saw people that flew in from San Diego for Rock on the Range in Columbus.

  • ocillotist

    nice bill for the great state of Iowa, how did they wrestle this up?

    • adamonfire

      “Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa.”

      • BloodyBoneKummer

        I think it was a joke..Iowa is known for winning like 15 straight NCAA wrestling titles..

      • WURST

        ^and that’s just the women.

  • slipknotmaggot50315

    i knew they wouldnt leave us high and dry here in iowa even though meyhem totally passed us by!!!!!!!! im alot happier camper now. im taking my 6 yr old to his first concert!!!! (SIC) right???

    • FarBeyondDriven

      *a lot
      google hyperbole and a half Alot and laugh your ass off

  • Rev.J_Blumpkin

    So just to clarify, if a female attends ‘knotfest’ she’ll get trampled, whereas if she attends the ‘gathering of the juggalos’, she’ll get raped…

    • the hidden agenda

      If a girl attends ‘gathering of the juggalos’, she’s an idiot.

    • schuler

      If she attends Gathering of The Juggalos, she will walk around with a weave in her nut hair.

      • FarBeyondDriven

        That sounds uncomfortable at best

  • damn (your mom’s balls)

    I wonder if Randy Blythe will have a separate solo set so he can rant about politics and women’s rights. This could be the Green Party Presidential Convention…. or maybe the Brown Party….. like my underwear.

  • nickygoods

    sounds like a festival that pays homage to dog penis