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Knotfest Japan moved to 2023

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on November 23, 2021

The announcement includes the news of a restreaming of Knotfest LA in Japan only along with a limited merch drop of throwback designs from 2014 and 2016.

The Japanese edition of Knotfest has been forced to again postpone the festival to April 1st and 2nd of 2023.

Slipknot’s trek to Japan has been pushed back in the wake of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and travel concerns as the headlining appearance was initially scheduled for March of 2020 but was pushed back first to January 2021, then April of 2022 and now is being moved a full year ahead to 2023.

Organizers, working closely with management made the call to further emphasize the health and safety of fans attending the event.

An official statement read, “After thorough discussions and consideration by the organizers of Knotfest, Slipknot and their management, we must unfortunately report that Knotfest Japan 2020 will be rescheduled. The festival was previously scheduled for April 9th and 10th, 2022.”

The statement added, “We have come to this decision due to ongoing changes with coronavirus mandates in Japan and the uncertainty of how regulations of entry into Japan will stand in 2022. As we anticipate the indoor festival to draw large crowds of people, our first priority is to provide the safest environment for the fans, artists, staff and everyone involved.”

To ensure Japanese fans get some fix of their Slipknot this season, KNOTFEST LA 2021 will restream In Japan only on November 27th through the 29th and will featuring a full set from Slipknot, including the life debut of “The Chapeltown Rag” from the band’s historic Knotfest domestic finale. The streaming broadcast will also feature select performances from Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange, Vended and special guests Cherry Bombs.

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In addition, fans can get their hands on a new drop of KNOTFEST JAPAN Merch as well as limited 2014 & 2016 throwback offerings. 

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