Ihsahn, who will see the release of his new album this week, has been announced as the first headliner for Damnation Festival 2018, set to take place this November in Leeds, UK. Batushka, The Ocean, and Fukpig has also been named with twenty-three more bands to be added in the coming months. The festival has sold out four years in a row, and tickets are on sale now for this years’ edition. More details and a link to ticket options can be found below.
“I’m very excited to be playing the Damnation Festival for the first time! I’ve always had a very strong connection to the UK scene, and always enjoy playing there.
“Since 2011 the world has turned to such absolute shit that we can no longer keep quiet. Damnation is the first show we will be playing and it will get all of our fucking anger poured over it.”
Festival Director Gavin McInally commented:
“Tickets went on sale this year before a single band was announced and we were stunned by the swell of loyal fans who put their faith in us.
“It has, however, added extra pressure to deliver, so we’re delighted that the first flavour of the 14th Damnation Festival includes debut and exclusive performances from Ihsahn and Batushka, the return of The Ocean and the much-missed chaos of Fukpig.
“The next 23 bands to come will feature the best death, grind, doom, sludge, prog and post rock we can possibly get our hands on.
“Following the resounding success of our two most previous sell outs, capacity will also remain capped at 3,000 to allow easier flow between venues, so we fully expect to hang another Sold Out sign over the door in 2018.”
Tickets priced £43 are on sale now from damnationfestival.co.uk and http//www.facebook.com/damnationfestival