From the NME.
Slipknot are set to bring Knotfest to the UK for the first time ever in 2020, it has been confirmed.
The event, which was launched back in 2012, will hit British shores for a date in Milton Keynes on August 22 next year.
Held at the town’s National Bowl venue, the inaugural Knotfest UK will welcome a headline performance from Slipknot themselves. An announcement of further acts and on-site activities will follow in the new year.
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Knotfest has expanded into five countries – Japan, Mexico, Colombia, France, and the UK – since it began seven years ago.
“It definitely will happen but it has to be the right thing,” he said. “Right now we do a lot of festivals with a lot of great people and you’ve got to find a time and a zone and it’s got to be right.
“We don’t like to go and mess things up; it’s not about that. It’s about being righteous and pure and it being what it is.”
Today’s announcement comes after Slipknot confirmed an expansion of Knotfest events with a new cruise for next summer. Taking place in August, ‘Knotfest At Sea’ will depart from Barcelona, Spain and will feature two onboard performances from the band.
Slipknot, meanwhile, have been named the most-listened-to group for listeners who are feeling angry, according to a recent study.
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