Slipknot confirms HUGE lineup for Knotfest Australia 2023

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Slipknot confirms HUGE lineup for Knotfest Australia 2023

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Knotfest Australia 2023 is going to be loaded!

In some of the most anticipated news of the week, the Knotfest Australia 2023 lineup has been confirmed. Set to be headlined by Slipknot, the hugely stacked festival lineup includes the likes of Parkway Drive, Megadeth, Trivium, Northlane, and more for the inaugural Knotfest Australia 2023.

Knotfest Australia 2023 Lineup:

  • Slipknot
  • Parkway Drive
  • Megadeth
  • Trivium
  • Northlane
  • Amon Amarth
  • In Flames
  • Knocked Loose
  • Spiritbox
  • Story of the Year
  • Alphawolf
  • Void of Vision
  • Bad Omens
  • Malevolence

Knotfest Australia Dates and Venues

  • Friday March 24 – Melbourne, Flemington Racecourse VIC
  • Saturday March 25 – Sydney, Centennial Park NSW
  • Sunday March 26 – Brisbane, RNA Showgrounds QLD

Check out all the latest touring news here.

Knotfest, the destination festival brand curated by Slipknot, is continuing its ever-expanding global domination with the announcement of its next location – Knotfest Australia in 2023.

If you need a refresher, Knotfest is Slipknot’s own self-curated, destination festival brand, currently held in eight international locations; the US, Japan, Mexico, Finland, Germany, Colombia, Chile and Brazil. Designed as an immersive, unforgettable, ‘dark carnival experience’, the event invites you into Slipknot’s apocalyptic underworld where stunning visuals, fire breathers and nightmarish creatures on stilts set the stage for an intoxicating and memorable weekend of live music.

The music and counterculture experience created by the multi-platinum sonic phenomenon Slipknot, will hit the East coast of Australia starting on Friday March 24 at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, before making its way to Sydney on Saturday March 25 at Centennial Park, and wrapping up in Brisbane on Sunday March 26 at the RNA Showgrounds.

A staple at Knotfests all over the world, the Knotfest Museum will also be making its way to Australia for the very first time. The Knotfest Museum features a jaw-dropping collection of items from the band’s history and a fan-favourite attraction at the other Knotfests around the globe. Tickets are strictly limited in each city.


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Early bird pre-sale tickets are on sale at 9am local time on Thursday November 3 here and general public tickets go on sale at 9am local time on Monday November 7 here.

Slipknot’s latest album, The End, So Far landed yet another #1 Official Album Chart position in Australia, their fourth straight #1 in a row, as the album racked up a string of global chart accolades, including #1 Album positions in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico and Top 10 in Japan, Finland, Sweden, Canada, USA, New Zealand, Portugal, Ireland, Belgium, Austria, France and the Netherlands.

We caught up with bassist Alessandro ‘V-Man’ Venturella who for the onlooker, is still considered the “new” bassist of Slipknot.

But with a decade in the fold of the nine now under his belt, the staunch, tattooed Englishman has gone from mysterious live session member to an essential part of the band’s creative formula, with crucial additions to Slipknot and their celebrated 2019 release We Are Not Your Kind and new LP The End, So Far.

“When you become part of something that’s been a solid unit for such a long time, it can be pretty intimidating,” he says, speaking from his home in London where he was enjoying some merciful downtime before the beginning of another album cycle.

Check out the full chat from our print edition #323.