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Knotfest 2012

Posted: August 5, 2012 in Iowa, Minnesota
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Knotfest 2012Lamb of God to play KnotfestLAMB OF GOD LEAD VOCALIST RANDY BLYTHE FREED!

Organizers for the first annual KNOTFEST are thrilled to announce that Randy Blythe, lead vocalist for the group Lamb Of God, has been freed from the Czech Republic and is on a flight back to the United States.

In their first performance since his imprisonment this past June, Randy and his band will perform live at KNOTFEST!

KNOTFEST is an extraordinary two-date metal and hard rock festival featuring performances from headliners SLIPKNOT as well as DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, MACHINE HEAD, SERJ TANKIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE URGE, PRONG, GOJIRA and more. The festival grounds will feature an apocalyptic underworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts, fire and percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience

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Knotfest 2012FIRST EVER KNOTFEST ANNOUNCED!

Knotfest 2012 posterStep into an apocalyptic underworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts, fire and percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience. The first-ever KNOTFEST – an extraordinary two-date metal and hard rock festival–will feature performances from SLIPKNOT, DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, DETHKLOK, SERJ TANKIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, PRONG, GOJIRA and more. KNOTFEST will debut on Friday 17th  August in Iowa before moving on to Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN at Somerset Amphitheater on 18th August.

KNOTFEST is a chance for us to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European carnival fest to the heart of America,” explains Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). “We’re thrilled to delve deep into our catalogue and play a long set for fans. This festival is meant to be touched, felt, smelled and experienced by everyone on top of seeing an amazing day of rock and metal.”

Featuring two heavy-hitting stages of hard music, KNOTFEST will create an intoxicating spectacle, as fans descend into a decadent apocalyptic underworld featuring circus big-top tents, pillars of fire, and amusement park rides–including the legendary Ring of Fire carnival ride (Saturday only) – while masked performers, firebreathers and nightmarish stilt-walkers roam the festival grounds. Interactive graffiti walls and a drum circle made of junkyard cars will entertain fans and artists alike in the immersive, dark apocalyptic atmosphere. Upon entering the gates, sinister surprises including a Slipknot museum and powerful, vibrant art!

Iowa Line Up – Friday 17th August
Slipknot, Deftones, Lamb Of God, Dethklok, Serj Tankian, The Urge, Prong

Minneapolis Line Up – Saturday 18th August
Slipknot, Deftones, Lamb Of God, Dethklok, Serj Tankian, Cannibal Corpse, Prong, Gojira, The Dillinger Escape Plan

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The River's Edge Music Festival 2012, Saint PaulNEW BAND ANNOUNCED PLUS LAST CHANCE TO GET CHEAP TICKETS!
Festival organizers have just announced that SUBLIME WITH ROME have been added to a line up that already boasts the likes of Dave Matthews, Tool and the Flaming Lips!

Also if you haven’t already secured your tickets for this fantastic new festival then you have until this Friday (20th April) at 11.59pm to buy a 2-Day Wristband for $99 plus applicable service fees.  During the same week only, purchases can be made at the Xcel Energy Center box office with no service fees.

Xcel Energy Center box office hours Monday – Saturday 10AM-6PM.

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Moondance Jam FestivalKID ROCK AND HINDER FIRST BANDS FOR MOONDANCE JAM 2012!

Getting set to celebrate their 21st in a big way with Kid Rock! The multi-talented and multi-platinum singer/songwriter rapper, rocker, and country artist will bring his high energy, versatile show to the main stage on Thursday night of Moondance Jam 21!

If that isn’t enough, organizers also signed Hinder to get you warmed up on Thursday night! These rowdy Oklahoma rockers are no strangers to success with their debut album going 3x platinum riding their Top 40 Hits “Lips of an Angel” and “Better Than Me”. Their follow up album Take It to the Limit peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts and their most recent, hard rocking, All American Nightmare opened in the Top 40.

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Winstock Festival 2012, MinnesotaBLAKE SHELTON & MARTINA MCBRIDE TO HEADLINE 19TH ANNUAL WINSTOCK FESTIVAL

Organizers are turnin’ it loose and are excited to announce that recently-crowned Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton and Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Martina McBride are set to headline Winstock 2012.

“We’re just thrilled to be bringing the reigning CMA male vocalist of the year to Winstock,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Chairman Dave Danielson. “We can’t wait for him to bring his show to Winsted.”

Having a reigning award winner perform at Winstock hasn’t happened since Keith Urban performed at Winstock 2004, and went on to be named the CMA’s entertainer of the year and male vocalist of the year in 2005. This is Shelton’s second consecutive win in the male vocalist category. He was also up for four other CMA awards this year, and kicked off the show with a performance of “Footloose” with Kenny Loggins.

Joining Shelton to headline Winstock 2012 will be McBride, who was also the reigning female vocalist of the year when she performed at Winstock in 2003. McBride gave a moving performance of her latest hit “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” at the awards ceremony.

Danielson said Winstock and Shelton have been on similar paths as far as how Shelton’s career and Winstock have progressed through the years.

“We first had Blake back in 2002, which was also a time of growth for the festival,” Danielson said, adding that Shelton had a few more hits under his belt when he performed at Winstock again in 2006, and said that, now, Shelton is a bona fide headliner.

Anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 people attend the festival. Campsites surround the festival area and accommodate the large number of music lovers. Since the first year Winstock was started in 1994, the festival has continued to grow in both the number of fans and the quality of the artists.

The 19th annual Winstock Country Music Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, 2012.

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