Following the success of 2013's first-ever Ozzfest Japan, Japanese promoter Hayashi International Promotion (H.I.P.) has partnered with SLIPKNOT and 5B Artist Management for the 2014 debut of Knotfest Japan. Set for November 15 and November 16 at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Knotfest Japan will feature SLIPKNOT who performed at last year's Ozzfest, which drew capacity crowds and wide critical acclaim. The two-day music festival, headlined by SLIPKNOT on both days, will feature a mix of more than 20 international and Japanese bands.
As with their previous Knotfest's, SLIPKNOT will not only serve as the headliners for Knotfest Japan, but they will be involved in every aspect of the event. Beyond curating the music and on-site activities at Knotfest Japan, SLIPKNOT will also bring much of what U.S. audiences saw at the band's previous Knotfest shows: festival grounds that feature an apocalyptic underworld where nightmarish creatures on stilts, percussive light and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience. In addition, festival-goers will have the opportunity to visit a SLIPKNOT museum with set pieces and memorabilia from throughout the bands career.
"Our Japanese fans have always meant so much to us and I'm excited to bring Knotfest to Japan!" says Shawn "Clown" Chrahan of SLIPKNOT. "Knotfest is an event that includes the culture of SLIPKNOT and the culture of Japan and is a celebration of rock n' roll and everything it creates. It is an honor to be able to share and enjoy our festival with Japan, the Japanese people, our fans, and all the wonderful Japanese bands and all the other bands who will be playing with us. Arigato. We will be seeing you very soon. Stay (sic)."
H.I.P. Promoter Kaori Hayashi adds: "SLIPKNOT is one of the most celebrated American bands in Japan drawing huge numbers of fans with each performance because they intuitively understand and appreciate the culture. We are excited to partner with them for this historic event — sure to become a staple in Japan for rock fans year after year."
"Knotfest is taking the traditional music festival to the next level and engaging all of your senses," says Cory Brennan, President, 5B Artist Management. "It's taking the band's unique vision and bringing it to life and celebrating the best in rock music and the pulse that it creates."
Ticket prices for Knotfest Japan are as follows: single-day general admission tickets are ¥14,000; single-day general admission tickets including a commemorative shirt are ¥17,000; weekend passes are ¥27,000; weekend passes including a commemorative t-shirt are ¥30,000. VIP weekend upgrades are also available, additional details of which will be revealed in the coming months. All prices include consumption tax, box office commission and ticket printing fees.
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