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Slipknot, Parkway Drive, Megadeth Lead Knotfest Australia 2023 Lineup

Slipknot announced earlier this week that they were bringing Knotfest to Australia for three east coast dates in 2023. They’ve now shared its mammoth lineup, featuring the likes of Parkway Drive, Megadeth, Trivium, Northlane and Amon Amarth.

The bill for the inaugural Knotfest Australia also includes In Flames, Knocked Loose, Spiritbox, Story of the Year, Bad Omens and Malevolence. Rounding out the local acts on next year’s lineup are Alpha Wolf and Void of Vision. Altogether, it’s a diverse sonic mix, with something to please most heavy music fans.

See Knotfest Australia 2023’s Lineup

Knotfest Australia will kick off on Friday, 24th March 2023 at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, heading to Sydney’s Centennial Park the following day and wrapping up on Sunday, 26th March at RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane. Tickets will go on sale Monday, 7th November.  There is a Premium Member pre-sale that will kick off next Thursday, 3rd November at 8am, with an early-bird pre-sale commencing at 9am. Register for that here.

Knotfest Australia will mark Slipknot’s first shows in the country in more than six years. The band last toured here in 2016. It’ll be Megadeth’s first time back since 2015, and for homegrown heroes Parkway Drive – whose new album Darker Still arrived last month – it’ll mark their first metropolitan Australian shows since Good Things 2019.

Knotfest Australia 2023 Lineup

  • Slipknot
  • Parkway Drive
  • Megadeth
  • Trivium
  • Northlane
  • Amon Amarth
  • In Flames
  • Knocked Loose
  • Spiritbox
  • Story of the Year
  • Alpha Wolf
  • Void of Vision
  • Bad Omens
  • Malevolence

Dates & Venues

  • Friday, 24 March – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
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  • Saturday, 25th March – Centennial Park, Sydney
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  • Sunday, 26th March – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
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Further Reading

Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg: “We’ve Become a Better Band and Better Band Mates” 

Parkway Drive: “Our Abilities Have Finally Caught Up to Our Imaginations”

Get to Know the Local Support Acts on Northlane’s Regional Tour

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