Corey Taylor On Slipknot’s Vision For ‘Knotfest’: “We’re Trying To Create Tomorrow’s Headliners”


Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor hopes to continue to use Slipknot‘s ‘Knotfest‘ festivals as a platform to help elevate up and coming acts. Speaking to Kerrang! about his 2019 and his plans for 2020, he stated of the band’s vision for the festival:

“During the ‘Iowa‘ tour I remember us talking about one day maybe having our own festival, wondering what we would do and who we would bring out with us. In the reality of it, we took out bands we wanted to support. It was us bucking the system and not going for the easy win. We wanted Knotfest to represent something different.

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We support the underground maybe more than anybody else out there. We put it in front of an audience who may not have heard it before, because that’s what you’re supposed to do. If you’re in a place where you get a shit ton of attention, the best thing you can do is pay it forward so future generations carry this on. We’re trying to create tomorrow’s headliners, because if not, where the fuck does this genre go?”

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