Knotfest Japan Announces Second Wave of Performances for 2023


Knotfest Japan has announced a second wave of artists for its 2023 release — check out the line-up below.

Last month, it was confirmed that the delayed release of the Slipknot traveling show will also feature performances by Korn, as well as performances by Japanese bands Man With A Mission and Maximum The Hormone.

Today (January 24), the organizers added Trivium, In Flames, The Oral Cigarettes, Survive Said The Prophet, Crystal Lake and A Crowd Of Rebellion to the list of Knotfest Japan roadshows (April 1).

The following artists joined the Knotfest Japan line-up the next day (April 2): Parkway Drive, Coldrain, Fear, And Loathing In Las Vegas and Petit Brabancon.

Knotfest Japan is to be held at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, and the roadshow will take place at the same venue. Tickets can be purchased on the Knotfest Japan website.

Watch the latest announcement in the tweet below.

Originally scheduled for March 2020 as part of a broader tour of Asia, Knotfest Japan was postponed to January 2021 and then to February 2022 due to the COVID pandemic, before finally settling on the current date of 2023.

“We have come to this decision due to ongoing changes in the rules regarding coronavirus in Japan and uncertainty about how the rules for entry into Japan will operate in 2022,” Slipknot said in a previous statement.

“As we expect the festival to draw large crowds indoors, our first priority is to provide the safest possible environment for fans, artists, staff and all participants.”

Slipknot released their seventh and final album “The End, So Far” last September, marking the end of a long-term contract with the Roadrunner label in March 2023, which made them completely independent.

Meanwhile, frontman Corey Taylor has spoken about his upcoming second solo album. His debut “CMFT” was released in 2020.


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