SLIPKNOT sit alongside musical institutions like Metallica and Iron Maiden, as one of a select few bands whose legacy is secured within heavy music's elite. The band emerged at the end of the 20th century from the American mid-western town of Des Moines, IA, and quickly established themselves as the most enigmatic, provocative and aggressive music collective of the modern era. 1999’s eponymous debut is widely viewed as a modern day classic and was honored by "Metal Hammer" magazine as the ‘Best Debut of the Last 25 Years.’ The release racked up double RIAA platinum certification in the U.S., with many of SLIPKNOT’s subsequent releases achieving platinum status both in the U.S. and around the globe. To date, the band have been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards (winning in 2006 for "Before I Forget"), as well as scoring 12 Platinum and 41 Gold album certifications around the world and over 3.2 billion YouTube views and counting. SLIPKNOT’s fanbase is as unwavering as it is ubiquitous - the band’s most recent studio album, 2019’s "We Are Not Your Kind" debuted at No. 1 in the Official Album Charts of 12 countries around the world, including the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada and Mexico and in the Top 5 of an additional 12 countries including Germany, France and Sweden. KNOTFEST is SLIPKNOT’s own self-curated, destination festival brand. Designed as an immersive, unforgettable, ‘dark carnival experience,’ the event invites you into SLIPKNOT’s apocalyptic underworld where stunning visuals, fire breathers and nightmarish creatures on stilts set the stage for an intoxicating and memorable weekend of live music.