Knotfest Japan 2020 (March 20-21)

Slipknot Knotfest 2010 in Japan

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Slipknot have announced that they got Korn and Anthrax on board for the third edition of Knotfest Japan (after 2014 and 2016). The metal festival will take place at Makuhari Messe which is located in the suburbs of Tokyo.

Skipknot, who will play on both days of the event, released their newest album We Are Not Your Kind in August. According to the band’s guitarist Jim Root, there’s a chance that they will play the album in full, as they did with Iowa, before.

Other confirmed acts include Marilyn Manson, Man With a Mission and Maximum the Hormone.

More acts will be announced in due course. In 2016, each festival day featured 15 artists, including both international and Japanese acts.

Find dates and ticket information further below.

Event Dates

March 20th, 2020 (Fri) – Makuhari Messe, Chiba (near Tokyo)
Doors: 13:00 / Start: 15:00
Hotels/AirBnB near Makuhari Messe

March 21st, 2020 (Sat) – Makuhari Messe, Chiba (near Tokyo)
Doors: 09:00 / Start: 11:00
Hotels/AirBnB near Makuhari Messe

Ticket Categories

March 20th:
1-day pass: ¥9,800
1-day pass with T-Shirt: ¥12,900

March 21st:
1-day pass: ¥15,800
1-day pass with T-Shirt: ¥18,800

2-day Passes
2-day pass: ¥24,600
2-day pass with T-Shirt: ¥27,600

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Ticket Sale

Pre-order for overseas fans (English): eplus
Note that there is an additional fee of 10% compared to Japanese sale. Also, T-Shirt sets are not sold in the overseas sale.
Japanese pre-order (on HIP and several playguides): October 7th – 14th
These pre-order sales are “first come first served”, not lotteries.
General sale: to be announced (only if not sold out after pre-order)

If you need the help of a Japanese ticket proxy, check out TicketsGalore.
Resale tickets are also available on the resale platform Viagogo (especially useful if sold out, or from overseas).

Disclaimer: Information as of October 9th, 2019 but subject to change without notice / accuracy of this information is not guaranteed / make sure to double-check if you are planning to attend these shows