Slipknot reveal the first artists for Knotfest Japan

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Slipknot (Image credit: Alexandria Crahan-Conway)

Slipknot (opens in new tab) have revealed the names of the first artists who will join them at Knotfest Japan next year.

The event will be held at the Makuhari Messe conference centre close to the city of Chiba on March 21 and 22.

The first day will see the Iowa heavyweights joined by Anthrax (opens in new tab), while day two will see Korn (opens in new tab) take to the stage, with further artists set to be confirmed in the near future.

The news comes after Slipknot revealed the full lineups for Knotfest Mexico on November 30 and Knotfest Colombia on December 6 (opens in new tab), where they’ll be joined by band’s including Behemoth (opens in new tab), Suicidal Tendencies (opens in new tab), Papa Roach (opens in new tab) and Testament (opens in new tab).

Before heading to the Far East, Slipknot to will tour across the UK and Europe in January and February (opens in new tab) in in support of their new studio album We Are Not Your Kind.

Slipknot will begin the 28-date run in Dublin on January 14 before eight dates across the UK. They’ll then head to mainland Europe for a further 19 shows, wrapping up with a set in Helsinki on February 24.

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