The second installment of SLIPKNOT's Knotfest will be held on October 24-26 in San Bernardino, California. The Iowa-based band will headline two days (Friday and Saturday) of the event, playing a different set each night, with more than two dozen other acts rounding out the rest of the the three-day bill. The Friday-night festivities will serve as a pre-party bash for fans who purchase VIP or camping packages.
Fans who purchase tickets to Knotfest will receive a digital copy of SLIPKNOT's new album when it's eventually released.
As previously reported, 2014 will also see the debut of Knotfest Japan. Set for November 15 and November 16 at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Knotfest Japan will feature SLIPKNOT who performed at last year's Ozzfest Japan, which drew capacity crowds and wide critical acclaim. The two-day music festival, headlined by SLIPKNOT on both days, will feature a mix of more than 20 international and Japanese bands.
"Knotfest is a chance for SLIPKNOT to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European festival — and now we're coming for you, California," says SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan. "Playing two different sets over two nights at one location is a new experience in the history of this band. This year's Knotfests in the U.S. and Japan are going to be on another level."
Early-bird discounted tickets, as well as camping packages, for Knotfest at the San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino go on sale Monday, July 7, at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET, with VIP packages available starting Wednesday, July 9.
Knotfest in San Bernardino will feature performances by the following artists:
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
OF MICE & MEN
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
IN THIS MOMENT
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
MAXIMUM THE HORMONE
UPON A BURNING BODY
MISS MAY I
VEIL OF MAYA
ONE OK ROCK
MAN WITH A MISSION
Kory Grow of City Pages Minneapolis recently conducted an interview with Glenn Danzig. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
City Pages Minneapolis: You mentioned that [the DANZIG song] "Mother" was about the PMRC [Parents Music Resource Center; the American committee formed in 1985 with the stated goal of increasing parental control over the access of children to music deemed to be violent, have drug use or be sexual via labeling albums with Parental Advisory stickers]. Were they a problem for you specifically?
Danzig: Yeah, you know, Al Gore [Senator and later Vice President, who was then married to Tipper Gore, co-founder of the PMRC] wanted to tell people what they could listen to and what they couldn't, what they could record. It was basically coming down to the idea that he wouldn't let anybody record any music that he didn't think you should be doing. There was going to be an organization that would tell you what you could and couldn't record. And certainly if you couldn't record it, you couldn't put it out. It was really fascist. My view on Democrats is that they're fascists disguised as liberals, or liberal moderates. You're not allowed to say anything that they don't agree with. You're not allowed to do anything. Also, the whole Obama, "I can kill anybody with a drone with no trial," is kind of disturbing. I'm surprised that more people who are supposedly liberal aren't more disturbed by it. I think whatever Obama does is OK with them, because he's Obama. It's bullshit. It's the same thing with the PMRC telling you, "Bands can go on trial for their music." What's next, Wagner is going to get arrested? What? He's dead. [laughs]
City Pages Minneapolis: When is the covers album you've been working on coming out?
Danzig: It's done. I'm just waiting for my new deal for it to come out. I'm hoping for late fall. But we'll see.
As a "thank you" to all its London fans on DANZIG's 25th-anniversary tour, the band will play a special club show at the Garage on Monday, June 17 for the measly sum of £6.66.
Says DANZIG leader and namesake Glenn Danzig: "While over the years DANZIG has occasionally played a smaller club show for the fans in L.A. and other cities in the U.S. at an extremely low ticket price, I've never done one here in the U.K. Lucky U.K. fans will get to see DANZIG in a more personal setting and most assuredly have an incredible night to remember."
If you bought a ticket to the Roundhouse show, watch your e-mail tomorrow at 11 a.m. You guys will have the first chance to get a ticket.