Knotfest Japan 2020 (March 20-21) [Postponed]

Update: This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new dates are April 1st-2nd, 2023. For more details, see here.

Slipknot have announced that they got BABYMETAL, 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.

Current Line Up March 20th
Man With A Mission
Survive Said The Prophet
Hamada Mari
and more…

Current Line Up March 21st
Marilyn Manson
Maximum The Hormone
Suicide Silence
Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
and more…

Find dates and ticket information further below.


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


March 20th:
1-day pass: ¥9,800
1-day pass with T-Shirt: ¥12,900 Sold Out
Find tickets on Viagogo

March 21st:
1-day pass: ¥15,800 Sold Out
1-day pass with T-Shirt: ¥18,800 Sold Out
Find tickets on Viagogo

2-day Passes
2-day pass: ¥24,600 Sold Out
2-day pass with T-Shirt: ¥27,600 Sold Out
Find tickets on Viagogo


  1. Pre-order for overseas fans (English): eplus (finished)
    Note that there is an additional fee of 10% compared to Japanese sale. Also, T-Shirt sets are not sold in the overseas sale.
  2. Japanese pre-order (on HIP/playguides): October 7th – 14th (finished)
    These pre-order sales are “first come first served”, not lotteries.
  3. General sale: from December 7th (English)

Resale tickets are also available on the resale platform Find tickets on Viagogo (especially useful if sold out, or from overseas).

Disclaimer: Information as of January 21st, 2020, 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

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