Slipknot will perform their 2001 second LP Iowa live in its entirety for the first time during the band’s set at their annual Knotfest, which takes place September 24th and 25th at the San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. “To this day, [Iowa] has never been performed in its entirety. That is about to change,” Slipknot said in a statement.
“15 years ago, something quite extraordinary happened. 9 men from ‘IOWA’ went in to a studio in California and created one of the most chaotic and destructive albums ever made. It was, and still is, a shockingly physical and ferocious recording,” the band continued. “On Sept 25, 2016, at Knotfest in San Bernardino, 30,000 people will experience an event that has NEVER been done before. It will be a dense and serious spectacle, both visually and sonically. But you’ll be able to say ‘you were there.’ So… Will You Be There?”
This year, Slipknot’s annual bash will merge with Ozzy Osbourne’s namesake nomadic festival to form a celebration called “Ozzfest Meets Knotfest.” The Ozzfest portion of the festival, September 24th, boasts performances by Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Megadeth, Opeth, Black Label Society, Children of Bodom, Hatebeed, Dead Cross, Municipal Waste, Kataklysm, Nails and many more.
The following day, in addition to Slipknot’s Iowa performance, the Knotfest lineup features Slayer, Anthrax, Amon Amarth, Suicide Silence, Emmure, Butcher Babies and more. In total, over 40 bands are set to perform over the course of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest.