Thousands of heavy metal fans have taken to the mosh pit in wild outfits for Knotfest.
Revellers packed out Centennial Park, in Sydney’s inner-east, on Saturday for the festival headlined by heavy metal legends, Slipknot.
The 2023 line-up for the festival also features genre heavyweights Parkway Drive, Megadeath, Trivium and Swedish heavy metal staple, Amon Marth.
The internationally touring festival landed in Melbourne on Friday on the first of their three Australian legs.
Among the thousands was Married at First Sight star, Jesse Bufford, who was one of the many attendees dressed in all black for the event and enjoying a quick meal before the headlining acts performed.
Old School Cool!: Double denim, mullets and Converse are back on the menu for heavy metal fans at Knotfest in Sydney’s East
These boots were made for moshing: Knotfest attendees were rushing into the festival grounds as early as 11:30am for the opening act, Malevolance
Heavy metal circus! Fans have donned their most heavy metal-acceptable outfits for Knotfest in Centennial Park, in Sydney’s inner-east on Saturday
Peace to the world: Heavy metal fans have been waiting for the festival, created by heavy metal legends Slipknot, since its inception in 2012 and touring across the world since
This Trivium trio were just some of numerous fans wearing their favourite bands merchandise for the event on the second of three legs of the Australian Knotfest tour
Numerous festival goers dressed in their favourite band’s merchandise for the event while others paid homage to musicians personas.
One attendee dressed in a clown mask, much like Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan who wears a clown mask onstage and goes by a stage name of ‘The Clown’.
Another fan wore a Jesus Christ costume, nodding to stereotypes that heavy metal is satanic.
Many revellers dressed in all black for the occasion, with many wearing leather boots and showcasing large tattoo pieces.
Other excited fans were seen giving the classic ‘hand horns’ symbol as they entered the festival.
Wear your heart on your chest: While some fans went extravagant, others chose to go back to basics that harkened back to the Riot Grrrl era of punk rock in the 90s
The Tellytubbys’ Tinky-Winky and co were some of the more colourful attendees that filed into the festival in Sydney’s east
The ‘hand horns’ symbol has been a staple of the heavy metal scene since inception and was not missed for Knotfest
Pladway Drive!: Plad outfits have been a massive at Knotfest
Knotfest was first announced in mid-2012 and backed up a promise of a ‘dark carnival experience’ complete with circus big-top tents, amusement park rides and drum circles made of junkyard cars.
The festival has since toured every year to countries across world, including Japan, Mexico, Colombia, Finland, Germany, France, Brazil, Chile and Argentina.
It has also played stage to a myriad of the genre’s largest names including Marilyn Manson, Korn and Deftones.
Brisbane is the next, and last, stop of the Australian tour on Saturday.
Married At First Chip: Jesse Bufford, of MAFS fame, was pictured one of the thousands dressed in all black for the festival and pictured enjoying a quick meal before the headlining acts perform
Colour in a sea of black: Dyed hair and a neon skeleton printed shirt would set these attendees out of the crowd
Communication is key!: Walkie-talkies are at hand for this duo wearing merchandise of the 8-piece heavy metal band, Slipknot, who have long been a cornerstone of the genre
Are You Receiving Me?: As thousands pour into the festival grounds, phone reception is sure to wreak havoc for attendees trying to find their mates
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