According to RollingStone.com.com, the inaugural installment of SLIPKNOT‘s first-ever festival, Knotfest, will be held over two day-long events, the first on Friday, August 17 at Mid America Motorplex in Pacific Junction, Iowa, and the second on August 18 in Somerset, on the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Knotfest, Pacific Junction, Iowa – August 17 lineup:
LAMB OF GOD
Knotfest, Somerset, Wisconsin – August 18 lineup:
LAMB OF GOD
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. CDT.
“It’s all about having fun and bringing something to the world of rock roll, bringing it to the standard it used to be,” SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan tells RollingStone.com. “It’s time for us to really engulf this idea known as Knotfest where we’re in control, we make a day devoted to our mindset, our ideas, the people that we want to play with, the people that we think our fans want to be around. . . When everyone leaves, their senses [will be] overloaded, and I’m talking about smells, sights, hearing, your body, everything is overloaded with stimulation, because that’s what SLIPKNOT does.”
Knotfest will include such activities as circus big-top tents, pillars of fire, amusement park rides, burlesque performers, firebreathers, stilt walkers, drum circles made of junkyard cars and graffiti walls. The two shows will also see the launch of a SLIPKNOT museum.
“Now, after 15 years, things feel right, things feel complete, things feel like we can accomplish anything. And I love challenges,” Crahan says.
As previously announced, SLIPKNOT‘s greatest-hits album, “Antennas To Hell”, is scheduled for release on July 17 via Roadrunner Records.
There is no word yet on which tracks will be included on “Antennas To Hell”, and if it will contain any previously unheard music or other bonus content.
SLIPKNOT will headline the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour this summer in the U.S., starting on June 30 in Devore, California.