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Slipknot's Knotfest Japan 2020 postponed to 2023

Slipknot have announced that their postponed Knotfest Japan 2020 will now be happening in 2023…

Slipknot's Knotfest Japan 2020 postponed to 2023
Words:
Emily Carter
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Alexandar Gay

Slipknot's long-awaited Knotfest Japan has been rescheduled once again.

Originally due to take place in 2020, the fest will now happen in April 2023, with a statement from the band reading: "Due to the current regulations by corona in Japan (restrictions on holding standing events, immigration restrictions, etc.), unfortunately, it was decided that the performance in Japan would have to be postponed again.

"I am really looking forward to coming back on April 1 and 2, 2023. And from November 27, we have decided to deliver our full set live at Knotfest LA specially for Japanese people, so please have a look.

"Finally, pray for each other's safety and health, and see you soon."

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To tide fans over until then, Slipknot have announced a re-stream of Knotfest Los Angeles in Japan only, featuring their full headline set (in which they debuted new single The Chapeltown Rag), plus performances from Killswitch Engage, FEVER 333, Code Orange, Vended and Cherry Bombs.

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