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Slipknot Won’t Be Performing At This Year’s ‘Ozzfest Meets Knotfest’ & ‘Knotfest Mexico’


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Though the ‘Knotfest Meets Ozzfest‘ will once again return this year and the ‘Knotfest‘ will once again be held in Mexico, it doesn’t appear that Slipknot will be performing at either. Frontman Corey Taylor confirmed the news recently to Billboard.com, telling them that he will be performing with Stone Sour at both of the festivals and not Slipknot. Taylor said of the decision for Slipknot to not play their proverbial namesake festivals:

“I think in a lot of ways your festival has to live past you, or it’s not gonna live at all. If it has to live and breathe on your presence, then it’s not a festival, and it’s not for anybody else but you. And for us, it’s always been more about the art and the music and everybody… That’s why we put so much work into it to begin with, is to really make sure that it was stable and it was strong and the foundation was there.”

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An announcement regarding this year’s ‘Ozzfest Meets Knotfest‘ will be made on July 10th. This year’s ‘Knotfest Mexico‘ will be held at the Foro Pegaso in Toluca, Mexico on October 28th. Slipknot are on a relative hiatus for the next year or two while the band members pursue their other interests.

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