Damnation Festival Announce Final Bands For 2016

English death metallers, INGESTED, Irish doom trio, DREAD SOVEREIGN, and Portuguese avant-garde rock outfit, SINISTRO head up the final additions to this year’s Damnation Festival.


They will be joined by HANG THE BASTARD – who will play their final show at the event – HARK,  VENOM PRISON, EMPLOYED TO SERVE, MITHRAS, and the INFERNAL SEA.

And showcasing some of the UK’s finest emerging bands, from power-violence to post rock, GETS WORSE, DIALECTSSVALBARDDARKHER and KROH complete the four-stage line-up.

The final additions bolster Damnation Festival’s most ambitious bill to date, with Electric Wizard, Abbath and Cult of Luna featuring Julie Christmas all performing exclusive headline sets on the Jagermeister Stage while Enslaved celebrate 25 years with a closing performance on the Terrorizer Stage.


Elsewhere, Ufomammut will headline the Eyesore Merch Stage and Akercocke, Black Tusk, Bossk and Ne Obliviscaris highlight the depth and diversity of the 12th Damnation Festival, which will take place on Saturday, November 5, at Leeds University Union.

Festival director Gavin McInally said: “When you regularly see gigs priced at £30, £40 or even £50 a ticket these days, it’s been a minor miracle booking Electric Wizard, Abbath, Cult of Luna and Enslaved, backed by the solid cast of bands below them, for a £38 ticket, but we were confident that if we could make the bill we wanted happen, fans would once again turn out in force to support us.

He added: “These final band deliver the very best in death, doom, black, hardcore, sludge and post-rock the UK has to offer and it’s a privilege to give these acts a suitable stage to showcase their talents.”

Tickets, priced just £38, are on sale now via the website and Facebook.