KNOTFEST AUSTRALIA has already sold out in Melbourne with Brisbane and Sydney not far behind.
KNOTFEST AUSTRALIA is thrilled to announce the headline sideshows from some of the artists on the jaw-dropping festival line up. This is the first and only sideshow announcement and there will be no more sideshows announced.
Register here https://bit.ly/kf-sideshows
General tickets are on sale Friday 10 February @ 9am local time
Without further adieu, we present to you Knotfest Australia 2023 sideshows…
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS IN FLAMES
Tuesday 21 March – Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide
Wednesday 22 March – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
The group’s 1986 album Peace Sells…but Who’s Buying remains a metal masterpiece, while 2022 delivered record #16 for the Californian quartet with The Sick, the dying…and the Dead!. Actively still one of the most successful underground metal bands in history to achieve commercial success.
Also joining Megadeth will be Sweden’s In Flames. Formed in the early 90s and playing a key role in the development of melodic death metal and metalcore, In Flames elegantly cleave melodies and brutality in scintillating fashion. In command of 13 studio albums, with a brand-new record Foregone due out this year, In Flames continue to captivate a broad range of ages, genders and music fans. The group have also previously won Metalhammer Golden Gods’ Best International Band and snagged multiple Grammis award wins (the Swedish equivalent of the Grammys).
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MALEVOLENCE
Thursday 23 March – The Forum, Melbourne
Tuesday 28 March – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Formed in Sweden in 1992, Amon Amarth have amassed an eye-watering legacy for over three decades, armed with explosive and anthemic metal mixed with the rich imagery of Viking history, folklore and culture. Amon Amarth have consistently forged their sonic wares, with the group now heavily regarded as one of the most fundamental and commanding heavy acts in the metal world. Bringing the adventurous ethos of their Viking forebearers to stages, including headlining festivals across Europe and joining Slayer on their final tour of the US in 2019.
Renowned for their hulking grooves, thunderous rhythms, blistering guitarwork and stadium-ready choruses, Trivium have tirelessly and effortlessly chased evolution and musical brilliance throughout their 22+ year career. With over 1 million units moved worldwide, hundreds of sold out shows in their wake, half a billion streams and a Grammy Award nomination for their hit single Betrayer, Trivium hit double figures in album release territory in 2021, unveiling album #10 In the Court of the Dragon to resounding acclaim.
Joining them are special guests, Malevolence hailing from Sheffield in the north of England.
WITH MAKE THEM SUFFER + RELIQA
Tuesday 21 March – The Forum, Melbourne
Eternal Blue topped the rock charts in the United States and Canada, broken the top 10 in Australia and the top 20 in the U.K, Germany. They have a laundry list of accolades including gracing the cover of esteemed rock outlet Kerrang!, Revolver, Poll Star, Metal Hammer and Rock Sound, and garnering support from the likes of Loudwire, Forbes, Billboard, AltPress and Spin.
Joining them are Perth metalcore outfit Make Them Suffer fresh off their huge sold out North American tour supporting Bad Omens and Sydney quartet Reliqa.
Tuesday 21 March – The Triffid, Brisbane
Wednesday 22 March – Factory Theatre, Sydney
Thursday 23 March – Colonial Hotel, Melbourne
Monday 27 March – Princess Theatre, Brisbane
Wednesday 22 March – Stay Gold, Melbourne
Monday 27 March – The Brightside, Brisbane
Tuesday 28 March – Crowbar, Sydney
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 AND VENUES:
Friday 24 March 2023 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Saturday 25 March 2023 – Centennial Park, Sydney
Sunday 26 March 2023 – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
Tickets on sale now for Sydney and Brisbane at https://knotfest.com/australia/