Knotfest Japan

Slipknot To Headline 2016 ‘Knotfest Japan’ In November


Slipknot will bring their ‘Knotfest‘ event back to Japan this year. The group will headline the event, which is to again be held at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Japan. This year’s edition will take place on November 05th-06th. Slipknot will headline both nights with a 20-band lineup for the festival to be revealed in the coming weeks. Band percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan commented:

“I celebrate Knotfest Japan as a high watermark of my legacy. We began plotting our return the moment we got on the plane home. Japan holds a special place in all of our hearts, and it’s beating, brutal, and beautiful. We can’t wait to get back, because we’ve got some (sic) surprises for you.”

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A video announcement for the festival can be found below, with more details up at As for other ‘Knotfest‘ events this year, frontman Corey Taylor has previously confirmed that the festival will be coming to a new territory this year, as well as returning to the U.S.. The 2016 edition of the Mexican ‘Knotfest Mexico‘ was announced in January and will take place October 15th & 16th.

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