Slipknot cancel all of their summer tour plans

Knotfest becomes not-fest.

Slipknot's Jim Root

Image: Francesco Prandoni / Getty

Slipknot have canned the rest of their touring plans for 2020, following in the footsteps of numerous other bands. Knotfest UK, as well as Knotfest At Sea, will not happen this year either, however, it seems the latter will be going ahead at a later date.

The band revealed the news on social media, writing “Unfortunately Slipknot’s summer 2020 touring, including the North American Knotfest Roadshow, Knotfest U.K. and Knotfest At Sea, will not be happening. The band looks forward to performing for its fans again, and will do so when everyone’s safety can be assured. All ticket holders will be emailed directly with refund options.

The band added that information regarding the Knotfest At Sea postponement is forthcoming, writing: “Knotfest At Sea purchasers will be contacted with postponement information.”

The band join many others who have cancelled or postponed their tours for the entirety of this year – while lockdown easing measures are beginning to be enacted, the timescale of most of these has made organising any in-person live music events for the rest of the year a challenge. Other artists to cancel include Iron Maiden, Journey and Guns N’ Roses.

Read our interview with Slipknot’s Jim Root here, where we chat to him about his affinity for Jazzmasters, as well as his approach to lockdown creativity.

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