Slipknot will headline Knotfest Australia in 2025

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Slipknot will headline Knotfest Australia in 2025

Credit: Jordan Munns
Words by Staff Writer

The masked nine will return next year with their global heavy metal and arts festival and 25 year celebration.

In absolutely mammoth news for metal fans, KNOTFEST Australia have confirmed the multi-platinum sonic phenomenon Slipknot as the headline act for its 2025 edition, marking the band’s 25th Anniversary celebration.

Set to follow the upcoming KNOTFEST 2024, which returns later this month, the festival promises an electrifying lineup yet to be unveiled. And better still, if you’re heading to the 2024 edition, you’ll gain first access to tickets for the 2025 edition. This special offer underscores the organisers’ commitment to rewarding loyal attendees.

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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.

As for the band themselves, Slipknot is an American heavy metal band known for their intense and aggressive sound, elaborate masks, and chaotic live performances. Formed in 1995 in Des Moines, Iowa, the band has become one of the most influential and successful acts in the metal genre. Slipknot’s music often explores themes of darkness, anger, and personal struggle, resonating with a dedicated fanbase worldwide. With their unique blend of metal, nu-metal, and alternative metal, Slipknot has released several critically acclaimed albums and won multiple awards, cementing their legacy as one of the pioneering forces in modern heavy music.

Slipknot’s latest studio 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.

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KNOTFEST 2024, kicks off next week, boasts a scorching line-up featuring heavy hitters like Pantera and Disturbed. Joining them on stage will be acclaimed acts such as Lamb of God, Halestorm, The Hu, Asking Alexandria, and more, promising an unforgettable experience for metal enthusiasts.

Tickets for KNOTFEST Australia 2024 are already on sale, with the festival scheduled across multiple dates and venues:

  • Thursday 21 March 2024: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
  • Saturday 23 March 2024: Centennial Park, Sydney
  • Sunday 24 March 2024: Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane

To secure your place at the metal festival, visit the official website at