KNOTFEST MEXICO Cancelled Due To Broken Stage Barricade, Fans Rush Stage And Destroyed Equipment

Knotfest Mexico

SLIPKNOT and EVANESCENCE were forced to cancel their appearances at the first day of the Knotfest Meets Forcefest in Mexico City Saturday night after a security breach.

According to some reports, the stage barricade broke during BEHEMOTH‘s set and it was impossible to fix it in time for performance of two final bands.

SLIPKNOT has issued the following statement on the matter: “Because of a broken barricade and failed attempts to fix it, SLIPKNOT were forced to cancel our performance last night. Safety — especially the safety of our fans and fellow bands — is priority number one.

“We apologize profusely and hope you all understand. If anything were to happen to any of you, we wouldn’t forgive ourselves. Also, if we could have fixed the barricade correctly, we would have gone on stage. Again, we hope you all understand and we will try to make it up to you as soon as we can.”

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee said in a video message: “Mexico City, we are so, so disappointed that we didn’t get our chance to play for you tonight at Knotfest. The last couple of bands didn’t get to play because of a safety issue with the barricades and it wasn’t something that could be fixed.

“We are so sorry. We love you so much. We were waiting there, just like you, hoping that we would get our chance, but it didn’t work out tonight. I don’t know how, but somehow we are going to make it up to you. We love you so much. We’ll see you next time.”

Also, it was reported that fans stormed the stage, and also destroying the gear, with video footage of a drum set on fire — reportedly, EVANESCENCE drummer Will Hunt‘s kit — went viral.

“It literally breaks my heart to see @evanescence equipment being destroyed at #knotfest. To the people who went on to destroy their equipment, you’re a bunch of cowards. Malditos perros!,” one fan tweeted.