The company who handled food and water at the Knotfest Iowa festival has released a statement, apologizing for the two hour wait for attendees to purchase a bottle of water. According to Loudwire, 30,000 fans came out to Iowa's National Balloon Classic Field to see Slipknot, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Gojira and this past weekend.
The venue didn’t allow fans to bring refillable water bottles into the festival grounds, and a lack of vendors , coupled with understaffing issues caused some fans to become severely dehydrated. Some were also charged $20 for a single bottle of water.
Knotfest attendee Mary Capron told KCCI News, “There were no signs showing where refillable water stations were and I went back and looked on the map. They didn't even have it marked on the map. It was not spread out. Many festivals that we went to in the past, you had one stage on one end, one stage on the other and the food and beverages were spread out all over the place. I mean, (at Knotfest) you were in a line and you didn't even know what you were standing in line for.”