Ihsahn, Misery Index, The Afternoon Gentlemen, Crepitation, Corrupt Moral Altar Booked For Ritual Festival 2017


Ritual Festival has announced its return with a killer lineup for next spring. Already set to  perform are Ihsahn, Misery Index, The Afternoon Gentlemen, Crepitation, Corrupt Moral Altar and more bands to follow. 


Also announced on the early bill are Conjurer, Serpent Venom and Groak. Pioneering black metal artist with Emperor, and current avant-garde metal leader Ihsahn commented about the festival:

I am honoured to headline Ritual Festival next year, and I´m looking forward to bringing you a set of Ihsahn past, present and maybe a dash of future as well. See you all there!’


The organisers of Ritual Fest commented as well:

Firstly thanks to all of you that supported Ritual this year. I’m happy to say the festival will be returning to Canal Mills, Leeds in April 2017 with a diverse and unique line-up. We have taken the time to combine some of the UK’s newest, as well as established talented acts along with some special and exclusive favourites just for you. We are honoured to have Ihsahn headline the festival but we also can’t wait to reveal many more incredible bands for you over the coming months.”

Ritual Festival, which aims  bring the best in doom and death metal to Leeds will return on 8th April 2017. Following the success of this year’s festival which boasted the likes of 40 Watt Sun, The Body, Conan, Venom Prison and Full of Hell, the fest aims to continue to bring a high quality of bands and experiences to discerning music fans. Canal Mills is a short 5 minute taxi ride from Leeds train station with regular trains from London, Manchester and the rest of the UK making it one of the most accessible music festivals in Europe.

The first 100 early bird tickets are on sale now priced at just £25 rising to £30 – http://ritualfestival.bigcartel.com/

Alongside 2 rooms of live music the festival will also feature art exhibitions, a wealth of merchandise, as well as local food vendors.

Line-up so far:

Misery Index02

Misery Index, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography


Misery Index

The Afternoon Gentlemen


Corrupt Moral Altar


Serpent Venom


The Afternoon Gentlemen, by Rich Price Photography

The Afternoon Gentlemen, by Rich Price Photography

Ritual Fest online

Ritual Fest on Facebook

Canal Mills online