Slipknot and Evanescence were forced to cancel their performances at ‘Knotfest Mexico’ on November 30th at Parque Deportivo Oceanía in Mexico City due to a broken barricade that couldn’t be fixed. The festival was slated as day one of two, and as a pairing with ‘Forcefest’ being the second day.
The event staff were unable to fix the broken barricade and due to the decision to cancel before Slipknot and Evanescence could perform, a small riot broke out and attendees rushed the stage and destroyed equipment. Among the chaos, the angry fans set fire to Evanescence‘s drum kit.
Both bands offered statements regarding their cancellations:
Behemoth had performed earlier in the day and frontman/guitarist Nergal had the following comments: