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Knotfest Announce Inaugural ’Pulse of the Maggots’ UK Festival has announced details of the inaugural ‘Pulse of the Maggots’ UK festival. Get all the details here.



KNOTFEST.COM has announced the inaugural UK Pulse of the Maggots Fest, as the Knotfest brand expands into the UK for the very first time on August 10th, 2022. The debut event’s international bill features some of the hottest in developing heavy artists and finds its first UK base at The Mill in Birmingham, the city internationally renowned as the global ‘Home Of Metal.’

Headlining the debut event will be the pack leaders of the new force in British metal, Sylosis. Rounding out the bill are Sweden’s Orbit Culture, the Bristol-based Heriot, Las Vegas’ Spirit World, Sheffield’s Rough Justice (who play their debut Birmingham show at Pulse… Fest), Los Angeles’ pair All Hail The Yeti and Thrown Into Exile, and Birmingham natives, Cauldron.

Slipknot’s clown comments;

We are extremely honoured to share a piece of our culture with the Maggots of Birmingham, England. KNOTFEST has always stood to bring likeminded people together, so what better place to do it than in the city that sparked the flame!

Meanwhile, Sylosis (and Architects) guitarist, Josh Middleton adds:

We’re very excited to be back in Birmingham alongside some of the best upcoming talent in international metal. This is our first show of 2022 and one of our first back with new music…and there is more to come very soon! See you there!

Similarly, Debbie Gough of Heriot, herself born and raised in the Midlands metal mecca, mirrors the sentiment, stating;

As big fans of Sylosis, we’re thrilled to be on this lineup in the home of metal! Birmingham is a special city for us to play and to be a part of this unique event means a lot to Heriot.

There are also plans underway for a Knotfest pop-up event during the afternoon, prior to the show kicking off. Stay tuned for further information on this extra feature, exclusively for ticketholders in due course.

Tickets are on sale now here.

Poster for ‘Pulse of the Maggots UK’ Festival

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.