Grand Magus, Conan and more for Damnation

final seven acts for line-up announced

published: Tue 6th Sep 2011

Grand Magus

Saturday 5th November 2011
Leeds University Union, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England MAP
£29
last updated: Thu 3rd Nov 2011

Stockholm Doom trio Grand Magus, and Liverpool's Conan lead the final additions to the line-up for the seventh instalment of Leeds' Damnation festival.

Grand Magus
The two doom acts will be joined by Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore, prog black metaller A Forest Of Stars and Leeds' own Humanfly. The latest additions are completed by classical tinged post rockers Talons and power prog rockers illuminatus.

They join a line-up of 23 confirmed acts including The Devon Townsend Project, Ulver, Godflesh, God Is An Astronaut, Evile, Turisas, Chthonic, Xerath, Paul Catten performing Medulla Nocte, Shining, Astrohenge, Decapitated, Amplifier, Altar of Plagues, Doom, and Dragged Into Sunlight, at Leeds University Union on Bonfire Night.

Festival director Gavin McInally said, "It's fantastic to be able to round off what we consider to be the best line-up Damnation Festival has ever put together with a highly sought after Grand Magus performance and a pick of the finest underground bands the UK has to offer, across a spectrum of genres.

"With Devin Townsend, Godflesh, exclusive performances by Ulver and Decapitated, not to mention the likes of God Is An Astronaut, Evile, Doom, Amplifier, Chthonic, Turisas and rare and one-off prospects of Dragged Into Sunlight and Paul Catten performing Medulla Nocte, it's a mystery - to us at least - that £29 tickets haven't been ripped out of the stores in scenes that would put London to shame."

McInally appeals to fans to support the event's seventh installment, or it could mark its final chapter. The director added, "In seven years, we've never tried to pull the wool over fans' eyes with regards to ticket sales and this year is no different. The festival will go ahead for certain but if the required support isn't out there to back this line-up, it's going to be a struggle, if not impossible to host Damnation Festival 2012.

"I appreciate not everyone has a spare £29 in their bank account, Leeds can be a trek for some people or simply the line-up isn't doing it for all fans but if even a fraction of those who have vowed to buy tickets or claimed they'd crawl through broken glass to Leeds if any of their favourite aforementioned acts were confirmed, actually did follow through and buy a ticket, we'd be planning a fourth stage by this point.

"However, we hope that with the line-up now complete, the summer festival season now over and the prospect of one last metal shindig before the miserable winter sets in, fans will continue to show the unbelievable support we've received in the past seven years and make this year another resounding success."

Tickets are priced at £29. To buy tickets, click here.

Saturday 5th November 2011
Leeds University Union, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England MAP
£29
last updated: Thu 3rd Nov 2011


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