Slipknot's very own music festival Knotfest might be heading to Europe - the band have been approached to make it happen.
Knotfest is into it's seventh year this year - and until this month it's remained entirely outside of Europe. They're kicking off the inaugural European event on June 20 in France - but it looks like it might be making a return to Europe on a larger scale.
Speaking to Music Week, Slipknot's manager shared about Knotfest “The first one is in Clisson, France, the day before Hellfest starts... You buy a separate ticket to Knotfest and a separate ticket to Hellfest. We’re at 40,000 tickets, and it’ll sell out. Now we’re getting approached about doing Knotfest in Germany, Switzerland, and throughout Europe.”
He continued, discussing where the first Knotfest came from “Knotfest started out of necessity and opportunity, chiefly a need in North America. There was Rock On The Range, but there weren’t any other heavy music destinations out there. They were all being hipster. There was nothing for rock bands in many parts of the U.S.. We went into areas where there was no competition, where no-one was thinking about the fans there, and we did it. The first one was in Omaha, Nebraska, the second one was in Wisconsin – they were back to back and it was amazing.”
Good guys Slipknot, stepping in for rock music.
Slipknot are set to make their return to the UK this weekend as the Saturday headliners of Download Festival.