For the first time since its inception in 2012, Slipknot’s annual Knotfest will head to the UK.
The 2020 event is slated to take place at the legendary National Bowl in Milton Keys on August 22. This will be the band’s first return to the venue since their performance at Ozzfest back in 2001. At this time, the lineup ha not been announced, but artists will be announced early next year, along with special on-site activities. Mega fans in Slipknot’s official fan club Outside The 9 can purchase pre-sale tickets starting December 19 at 10 a.m. GMT.
This is Knotfest’s latest expansion; previously, the festival has expanded to five countries including the U.S., Japan, Mexico, and Columbia. Earlier this year, inaugural Knotfest Meets Hellfest kicked-off in France, which sold-out within weeks. In 2020, Knotfest will also hit the water for the first time, announcing the inaugural Knotfest at Sea. The trip will embark on a four-day cruse, kicking things off in Barcelona. Organizers noted that the new territories are helping Knotfest truly make it’s mark “as one of the biggest, most in-demand festival brands in the world.”
Over the summer, Slipknot crossed North America for the traveling Knotfest Roadshow tour with a new stage set and production and were seen headlining Louder Than Life and Aftershock festivals. The metal group also dropped their sixth studio album We Are Not Your Kind, which features the track “All Out Life.”