Knotfest Mexico

Fans Storm Stage And Destroy Gear At ‘Knotfest Mexico’ After Slipknot & Evanescence Cancel Over Safety Concerns


Both Slipknot and Evanescence were forced to cancel their performances at last night’s (November 30th) ‘Knotfest‘ at the Parque Deportivo Oceanía in Mexico City over safety concerns. That festival took place as part of a pairing with ‘Forcefest‘ with the ‘Forcefest‘ half scheduled for today (December 01st).

Yesterday’s problems started with a broken barricade, which venue staff were unable to fix. As a result of that, the decision to pull the plug was made with a mini-riot ensuing as angry fans later rushed the stage and destroyed gear, including burning a drumkit believed to belong to Evanescence.

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Slipknot and Evanescence both issued statements regarding their cancelled performances:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Slipknot were not able to perform at last night’s Knotfest.

Security barricades became an issue, and it was decided that for the safety of the fans, neither Slipknot or special guests Evanescence could take the stage.

We had hoped to be able to perform today, but regrettably, a situation arose onstage after the cancellation that damaged or destroyed gear that would have been necessary to play.

We are extremely disappointed that we did not get the chance to perform, but the safety of our fans and our community is our biggest priority. We will look to get back to Mexico sometime in the future.


Behemoth played the band earlier in the day with their frontman/guitarist Nergal commenting of the chaos that followed later:

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