Slipknot Announce Knotfest Iowa 2021, with Faith No More, Lamb of God, Megadeth and More

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Only last week, midwestern metallic hydra Slipknot were revealed to be in the studio, making what percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan referred to as “God music.” Now, the band have also revealed that not only are they officially in the studio, they’re also going to host a 2021 version of their infamous festival, Knotfest — and this one will be in their home state of Iowa.

Knofest Iowa 2021 will take place at the National Balloon Classic Field in Indianola, IA, on Saturday, September 25th. Slipknot themselves will obviously be headlining the show, while the line-up will be rounded out by Faith No More, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, $uicide Boy$, Gojira, Trivium, Tech N9ne, FEVER 333, Knocked Loose, Turnstile, Gatecreeper and Vended.

“A home show is always insane, but a home ‘Knotfest’ show will be on a whole other level,” says Crahan. ‘Prepare. See you soon for the new reality. Stay (sic).”

Tickets for Knotfest Iowa 2021 will be available on pre-sale to subscribers from 10am Central time today (Tuesday, May 25th), with a general on-sale from 10am Central on June 4th, over at Check out the poster for the festival below:

Meanwhile, if you can’t make it to Knotfest Iowa 2021 but can make it to Bulgaria, catch Slipknot live at one of their upcoming European dates:

July 16 – Moscow Park Live Festival, Russia
July 18 – Kiev Upark Festival, Ukraine
July 21 – Bucharest Romexpo, Romania
July 22 – Plovdiv Hills Of Rock, Bulgaria
Jul y24 – Athens Release Festival, Greece
July 28 – Graz Stadthalle, Austria
July 29 – Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
July 31 – Wacken Open Air, Germany
August 01 – Malmö Rock Slap Festival, Sweden
August 07 – Port Of Turku, Finland
August 13 – Gdansk Ergo Arena, Poland
August 15 – Geneva Arena, Switzerland
August 19 – Charleville-Mézières Cabaret Vert Festival, France


Words by Chris Krovatin