Slipknot, Parkway Drive and Megadeth lead the inaugural Knotfest Australia 2023

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Slipknot, Parkway Drive and Megadeth lead the inaugural Knotfest Australia 2023

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The masked nine will take on Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in March next year with their global heavy metal and arts festival.

In some of the most anticipated news of the week, Knotfest, Slipknot’s heavy metal super festival, announces its expansion to Australia in 2023 bringing along a mammoth lineup for its three-date debut.  Headlined by Slipknot, the hugely stacked festival line-up includes the likes of Parkway Drive, Megadeth, Trivium, Northlane and more.

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

Knotfest Australia 2023 Lineup

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

Knotfest Australia Dates and Venues

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

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

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.

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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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.

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

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