Iowa metal act Slipknot have unveiled plans to launch their own two-day, two-state music festival later this year.
Speaking exclusively with Rolling Stone, the group revealed the concept for the first ever “Knotfest” earlier today. The festival takes place on August 17-18; the first day in the band’s native Iowa and the second in Somerset, on the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota.
“It’s all about having fun and bringing something to the world of rock & roll, bringing it to the standard it used to be,” said Slipknot’s Shawn “Clown” Crahan.
The full lineup for Knotfest has yet to be announced, but a press release for the festival confirmed that Deftones, Lamb of God, Deathlok, Serj Tankian, the Urge, and Cannibal Corpse will be taking part.
Full details on the festival, including mentions of a “Dark Carnival” theme, can be found in the RS article. There is currently no information available regarding tickets or on-sale dates, but more details are expected to surface soon.