Leading up to the first-ever Knotfest powered by Rockstar Energy Drink--an extraordinary two-day metal and hard rock festival--organizers have released set times today at www.knotfest.com (see times below).

Knotfest headliners Slipknot as well as Deftones, Lamb of God, Machine Head, Serj Tankian, Cannibal Corpse, The Dillinger Escape, The Urge, Prong, Gojira and more will perform live in the heart of America on Friday, August 17 in Council Bluffs, IA at Mid America Motorplex and Saturday, August 18 in Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN at Somerset Amphitheater.

For fans that can’t attend the festival this year, Slipknot has partnered with Todocast and Event View Live to broadcast “Slipknot Live at Knotfest” on demand startingSaturday, August 18. To reserve and purchase, visit: http://www.EventViewLive.com/. Fans worldwide can Pause Rewind and Watch the show--live as it happens, and for a full 30 days after the event. Day-of-show footage includes a behind the scenes tour of the festival grounds, pre-show interviews with Knotfest artists and Mistress Juliya, thestunning high definition main stage performance of Slipknot as well as exclusive post-show interviews with the band.

Step into Knotfest whose festival grounds will feature a one-of-a-kind apocalypticunderworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts and wild amusement- park ride, while fire, percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience.

August 17, 2012 - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Mid-America Motor Complex)
Doors: 2:00 PM
Main Stage
Slipknot: 9:30PM-11:00PM
Deftones: 7:20PM-8:20PM
Serj Tankian: 5:25PM-6:15PM
Prong: 3:55PM-4:35PM
Second Stage
Lamb of God 8:25PM-9:25PM
Machine Head: 6:20PM-7:15PM
The Urge: 4:40PM-5:20PM
Dirtfedd: 3:20PM-3:50PM

August 18, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN (Somerset Amphitheater)
Doors: 1:30 PM
Main Stage
Slipknot: 10:20PM-12:00PM
Deftones: 8:10PM-9:10PM
Serj Tankian: 6:10PM-7:00PM
Dillinger Escape Plan: 4:30PM-5:10PM
Second Stage
Lamb of God: 9:15PM-10:15PM
Machine Head: 7:05PM-8:05PM
Cannibal Corpse: 5:15PM-6:05PM
Prong : 3:45PM-4:25PM
Gojira: 3:00PM-3:30PM

Knotfest 2012 dates:
Fri 8/17 Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Motorplex
Sat 8/18 Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN Somerset Amphitheater