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The hyper successful outdoor metal experience that was 2016’s Ozzfest meets Knotfest is returning for its second year. The festival which combines the festivals hosted by Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne and modern heavy metal champions Slipknot, respectively, will host a special pre-fest kickoff on Friday, November 3 before a weekend of massive proportions.

“Ozzfest Meets Knotfest is coming back for another round,” enthuses Sharon Osbourne. “Last year we had over 75,000 people attend and we have another great lineup this year with Ozzy’s first solo show in L.A. in more than six years. This is not just another show…it’s Ozzfest Meets Knotfest!”

The weekend is set for massive performances from Ozzy Osbourne with the return of guitarist Zakk Wylde from Black Label Society, Prophets of Rage, Deftones, Children of Bodom, Kreator, Marilyn Manson, Testament, Havok and many more. The festival will also include the Nuclear Blast Extreme Stage, which features the likes of Possessed, Suffocation, Rings of Saturn, Repulsion and Warbringer, among others.

Stone Sour, the active rock heavyweights with Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor at the helm, will also tear down in California. “Knotfest was never supposed to be exclusively about Slipknot,” says Taylor. “It was always about the things that fueled the spirit of Slipknot: music, art, passion, insanity, and the tribes that give it power.

“So it would make sense for Knotfest to carry on these ideas, even without Slipknot. Because these things are the gasoline of creativity, and there’s plenty to go around, with plenty of great bands, acts and things to see. Teaming up again with Ozzfest means another weekend of the biggest, baddest, loudest and best. I hope you all will join us; it’s going to be (sic).”

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 Lineup

Ozzfest (Saturday, November 4)

Main Stage
Ozzy Osbourne
Prophets of Rage
Deftones
Children of Bodom
Orange Goblin

Second Stage
Kreator
Baroness
High on Fire
Iron Reagan
1349
Havok
Kyng
Tombs
Night Demon
Throw Into Exile

Nuclear Blast Extreme Stage
Possessed
Suffocation
Fallujah
Rings of Saturn

Knotfest (Sunday, November 5)

Main Stage
Rob Zombie
Marilyn Manson
Stone Sour
Eighteen Visions
Prayers

Second Stage
Testament
Life of Agony
Black Dahlia Murder
Upon a Burning Body
Goatwhore
Death Angel
Code Orange
ONI
Stiched Up Heart
DED

Nuclear Blast Extreme Stage
Repulsion
Exhumed
Warbringer
Ghoul