Parkway Drive, Megadeth, Spiritbox and more for Knotfest Australia 2023

Slipknot will headline their very own three-day Knotfest Australia, and they’ll be joined by home country heroes Parkway Drive, plus Megadeth, Trivium, Knocked Loose, Spiritbox and loads more…

Parkway Drive, Megadeth, Spiritbox and more for Knotfest Australia 2023
Emily Carter

Fresh from announcing the first-ever Knotfest Australia, Slipknot have just unveiled the absolutely ace line-up.

Across the three-day event in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane next year, the ’Knot will be joined by Parkway Drive, Megadeth, Trivium, Northlane, Amon Amarth, In Flames, Knocked Loose, Spiritbox, Story Of The Year, Alpha Wolf, Void Of Vision, Bad Omens and Malevolence.

Knotfest Australia will also host the Knotfest Museum, featuring ‘a jaw-dropping collection of items from the band’s history’ – so you’ve got something to check out in between each set.

See the full line-up below:

This’ll be Slipknot’s first time down under in several years, not to mention the first time they’re bringing latest album The End, So Far over with them.

In our exclusive cover story with Corey Taylor a couple of months back, the frontman praised his bandmates for their work on the new record, revealing that they actually complimented each other once The End… was finished – something they’ve never done before.

“I kind of get a little emotional about it, because it means a lot to me,” he shared. “We always hang out before we’re getting ready for a show, and all of the guys had different favourite things that I had done on the album – they were like, ‘I love this part, I love this line, I love this, I love how you fucking your scream on this…’ We’ve never given each other props to each other’s face. We’re such crotchety curmudgeons! And it’s really funny that after this many years we had never really told each other, ‘I think you’re the shit, and I love being in a band with you.’”

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