Two of the biggest names in metal festivals combined forces in 2016 for one monster weekend. Ozzfest Meets Knotfest took place over three days in September 2016.
It all started Friday night (Sept. 23) with a pre-festival concert giving campers on the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, Calif. a chance to check out Armored Saint, Metal Church, Exmortus and Thrown Into Exile. On Saturday (Sept. 24), festival doors opened at 11AM for the Ozzfest portion of the weekend. The latter stage opened Saturday with Still Rebel opening the day at 11:45AM, followed by The Shrine, Kataklysm, Brujeria and Municipal Waste. Side Stage 2 kicked off at 12PM, with Allegaeon, followed by Goatwhore and Hatebreed. Side Stage 1 started their day with Huntress at 12:32PM, followed by DevilDriver and Suicidal Tendencies. Then all of the focus turned to the Lemmy Stage at 3:40PM with Rival Sons, followed by Black Label Society, Opeth, Megadeth, Disturbed and Black Sabbath. See the Ozzfest lineup below.
On Sunday (Sept. 25), it was time for the Knotfest portion of the weekend, with doors again opening at 11AM. Westfield Massacre opened the day at 11:20AM on the Nuclear Blast Stage, followed by Oni, Sim, Loathe, Carnifex, Combichrist and Whitechapel. Side Stage 2 kicked off next at 12PM with Man With a Mission, followed by Emmure and Overkill. And Side Stage 1 started at 12:32PM with Butcher Babies, Suicide Silence and Sabaton. The Lemmy Stage got underway at 3:30PM with Motionless in White, followed by Trivium, Anthrax, Amon Amarth, Slayer and Slipknot.
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