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One of the lesser known wonders of the travelling Knotfest music extravaganza is the Knotfest Museum.
An extension of the music program, the Knotfest Museum is more than a distraction tacked on as an afterthought.

Much more.

“We’ve had to wrap it in pillows and blankets so that people don’t stab their eyes.”

Caelin Meredith

Everything on display is 100% genuine Slipknot, with the band members offering up personal items to be showcased as well as perfectly curated extras from Slipknot Museum Global Manager Caelin Meredith.
In collaboration with the band, Meredith oversees the entire production and assembling of the museum, from shipping the contents out to Australia to attending at Knotfest to make each experience as personal as possible.

This year sees the Slipknot Museum celebrate next year’s 25th anniversary of Slipknot, with added features such as a dedicated album display, playable instruments and much more.

Meredith joined HEAVY this morning to explore the many wonders of the Slipknot Museum.

Basically, for Knotfest I bring the museum, and it’s the band’s representation at the festival,” she began. “This year we’re bringing a 25-year retrospective, so we’re starting from Iowa in 1999, and you will basically walk the album cycles from their beginning to now. And we’ve pulled key pieces that represent each of the albums, so whether it’s wardrobe, or whether it’s musical instruments… the fans will also have the opportunity to play some of the instruments. So Mick‘s guitar, Jim‘s guitar, V-Man‘s bass and all the settings are on the quad quartex to their specifications, so as you’re playing you’re gonna hear it how V-Man plays it. We’re bringing some rad art from Clown and some secret surprises, so it’s for the Slipknot fan, but it’s also for the Knotfest fan. It’s to celebrate their 25-year anniversary, so it’s a really big deal, and I’m excited to bring it back to Australia.”

In the full interview, Caelin talks more about the Knotfest Museum, what to expect, more of the wonders contained within, some of the rarities, the interactive aspects, Slipknot‘s 25th anniversary and more.

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