Long-running UK Metal festival Damnation has announced their first headliner for later this year, along with other bands. Opeth will headline the fest, hopefully supporting their as yet unannounced new album. Also added to the fest are Birds In Row, Lord Dying, Wheel, Imperial Triumphant, Jo Quail, Alunah, Dawn Ray’d and Godeater. Eighteen more bands are yet to be revealed, so we will bring you that news as it happens. The fest takes place on the 19th of November, at Leeds University Union. Tickets are on sale at the link below.
Festival organiser Gavin McInally commented:
“You could argue Opeth are too big for an event like Damnation, and you’d probably be right – they headlined Wembley Arena after all. So it’s an incredible coup, and a genuine honour, to welcome a headliner of such stature to Damnation.
“Birds In Row, Lord Dying, Wheel and Imperial Triumphant are some of the best bands of their genres from across Europe and America and we’re delighted that they will be making their Damnation debuts alongside some of the finest homegrown acts; Jo Quail, Alunah, Dawn Ray’d and God Eater we have yet to have the pleasure of hosting.
“Not content to bathe in Opeth’s considerable shine, we have an array of huge names, including a band who could headline Damnation in their own right, still to announce and we fully expect a sell out before summer arrives.”
Tickets priced £49 are available from https://www.damnationfestival.co.uk/tickets