Slipknot’s KNOTFEST–the most cutting edge heavy music festival in America–has announced new details about the onsite attractions and activities for fans at the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. From the Slipknot-curated Slipknot Museum to an onsite tattoo parlor, flaming carnival games, and even the unforgettable Scent of KNOTFEST, the festival promises an epic experience for Maggots and metalheads even apart from the five stages of earsplitting music.

KNOTFEST’s massive lineup features some of the biggest names in metal–including Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and dozens more–playing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday. A Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash will feature exclusive performances from Suicide Silence, The Black Dahlia Murder and more, as well as other activities for those that have purchased VIP or Camping Packages.

As previously announced, Slipknot will close Stage 001 both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience. In addition, all KNOTFEST online ticket purchasers (and those that purchase tickets before October 5 to Slipknot’s headline tour with Korn and King 810) will receive a digital download of the new album, delivered 24 hours early.

KNOTFEST–powered by Rockstar Energy Drink hosted by Jose Mangin (SiriusXM) and Lou Brutus (hardDrive)–will be home to over 30 vendors selling a variety of lifestyle items to enhance the festival experience and beyond. In addition to various vendor promotions, KNOTFEST will offer multiple visual surprises, and will present the following onsite activities and attractions:

A tented museum curated by the members of Slipknot themselves. Slipknot’s history on display to include priceless Slipknot artifacts such as masks, suits, art, previously used equipment and other memorabilia from the members themselves personal archives and home garages.

There is nothing choreographed about the THUNDERDOME. Two fighters step in and fight until one taps out. Nightly fights throughout the festival.

Straight from the bowels of hell is the Fire Zone, displaying a pyromaniac’s wet dream, with fueled performances throughout the festival day and night.


30+ costumed pagan performers roam around festival adorned as different creatures tapping into your nightmares. Included in these performers will be firewalkers, fire breathers and sword swallowers…

For the first time ever at an American festival, the Zipline will scream across the upper section of the festival area, allowing you to fly over fellow KNOTFEST fans below at high speeds. There will be a low cost per ride.

Ripped straight from the memories of Clown’s childhood at the Iowa State Fair is the Ring of Fire. Not for the faint of heart or stomach! There will be a small cover charge per rider.

KNOTFEST has its own aroma that will infest your brain, body and clothes for days after the festival is over. Personally picked by Slipknot themselves, the smell of KNOTFEST will permeate the festival grounds. Oil drums will be filled with camel shit and oil, set aflame to last the entire festival.

Goats will freely graze in the heavy-petting zoo, where KNOTFEST attendees can get close to their horned spirit animals.

What festival experience would be complete without a KNOTFEST tattoo? A world-renowned tattooist will be onsite to tattoo you and leave a memory to last a lifetime.

Beat on junkyard cars with other KNOTFESTERS throughout the festival hours and into the night. A repeat from year 001, Clown also will play host to a drum circle on junkyard cars. Festivalgoers will join in, and beat the crap out of the cars with metal pipes, poles and whatever else they deem fit.


Interactive midway style games that incorporate fire, such as a fire-belching tarot card reader or highstriker that shoots 50 foot flames into the night sky!


One of the most insane freestyle motocross demos in the world, Fitz Army is an action packed performance that hosts the biggest tricks, names and mobile freestyle motocross events. Founder and Metal Mulisha athlete Jimmy Fitzpatrick built the show on an adrenaline-choreographed performance. Each member of the Fitz Army freestyle motocross show has proved himself in the action sports industry, with multiple X Games medals, competitions, and world-class tours.

KNOTFEST tickets are on sale now and going fast at A limited number of VIP packages are still available. Camping packages and pit tickets are SOLD OUT.

Doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show runs until 12:30 AM on Saturday and 11:30 PM on Sunday.

KNOTFEST is a short drive from San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, the San Joaquin Valley, and many more cities in the Southwestern USA.

KNOTFEST is made possible through the support of sponsors including
Rockstar Energy Drink, Kinetic Power, Ole Smokey Moonshine,
Musicians Institute, FYE, Headbang for the Highway, Ernie Ball, The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen, Legator Guitars, Fxck Cancer and Zippo Encore.

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The biggest metal festival comes to California Oct 24-26 @KNOTFEST: 60+ bands & more:





Black Label Society

Butcher Babies


Chelsea Grin



Five Finger Death Punch



In This Moment

Killswitch Engage

King 810

Man With A Mission

Maximum The Hormone

Miss May I

Nothing More

Of Mice & Men

One OK Rock


Suicide Silence

Tech N9ne


The Black Dahlia Murder

The Devil Wears Prada

The Faceless

Upon A Burning Body

Veil Of Maya



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The California Groove Machine known as DEVILDRIVER have confirmed that they will be touring North America this summer, alongside co-headliners Whitechapel.  Support on the tour will come from Revocation, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Fit For An Autopsy.

Frontman Dez Fafara cannot wait for this tour start:

“You all thought winter was over? Well WINTER KILLS continues. We are pumped to tour the USA in further support of WINTER KILLS. It’s an insane line up of great bands and great friends. Come on out.”

DEVILDRIVER released their sixth studio album Winter Kills in August 2013 via Napalm Records.   Winter Kills hit charts all over the world, with some of the band’s best chart numbers to date.  In North America, Winter Kills came in at #32 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart (The band’s highest chart debut ever), #3 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #10 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #13 on the Billboard Independent Chart.   Winter Kills is available on iTunes. The album can also be ordered on Amazon

One of the standout tracks on the Winter Kills was the band’s groundbreaking cover of the AWOLNATION hit single “Sail”.  The song has become a staple of the band’s live set as well as a fan favorite.  “Sail” has also been receiving heavy airplay on Sirius XM’s “Octane”.  A lyric video for the song can be viewed HERE.

DevilDriver European Tour Dates:

4/3: Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Solus

4/4: London, United Kingdom @ Electric Ballroom

4/5: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom @ Wulfurn Hall

4/6: Glasgow, Scotland @ Garage

4/7: Belfast, Ireland @ The Limelight

4/8: Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy

4/9: Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy 2

4/10: Southampton, United Kingdom @ Mo Club

4/11: Cambrai, France @ BETIZ FEST

4/12: Herford, Germany @ Club X

4/13: Aarhus, Denmark @ Voxhall

4/15: Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben

4/16: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers

4/17: Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan

4/18: Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix

4/19: Schijndel, Netherlands @ Paaspop

DEVILDRIVER with Whitechapel:

5/17: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

5/18: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

5/19: Tempe, AZ @ Marquis Theater

5/20: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

5/21: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

5/22: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

5/23: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

5/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

5/25: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

5/26: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

5/27: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

5/29: Calgary, AB @ Marquee Beer & Market Stage

5/30: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

5/31: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre

6/1: Fargo, ND @ The Venue

6/2: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

6/3: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

6/4: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

6/5: Kokomo, IN @ CenterStage Bar and Grill

6/8: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

6/10: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

6/11: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

6/12: New York, NY @ Stage 48

6/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts

6/14: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

6/15: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

6/16: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

6/17: Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live

6/18: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

6/20: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
6/21: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock

6/22: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill (Outside)

6/23: Austin, TX @ Mohwak

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