Slipknot self-confirm a slew of festival dates

Slipknot have self-confirmed themselves for a slew of European dates this summer.

The masked rockers will play Norway's Hove Festivalen on 24 June joining the likes of Metronomy, Bring Me The Horizon and Fujiya & Miyagi.

Click here for Hove Festivalen 2009 tickets.

They will then head to Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting 2009 and Italy's Gods of Metal 2009 on the 27 and 28 June respectively.

They have also confirmed themselves to play Optimus Alive! 2009 alongside Metallica in Lisbon, Portugal on 9 July.

Graspop tickets will go on sale on the 18 Feb whilst release dates for the other two festivals are yet to be confirmed.

Other festival dates for Slipknot this summer include Germany's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, Download in the UK, Switzerland's Greenfields, Nova Rock in Austria and Roskilde in Denmark.