Final Line Up Confirmed For Damnation Festival 2016

Spread the metal:

Headliners include Stoner veterans Electric Wizard and Doomers Cult of Luna perorming a special collaboration with Julie Christmas.


Also confirmed for the day festival are Black Metal god Abbath and Enslaved, celebrating 25 years on the road.

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 WORSEDIALECTSSVALBARDDARKHER and KROH complete the four-stage line-up.

Also making a special appearance are London based Black Metal group Akercocke, back on the road after a five year hiatus and a very pleasing performance at Bloodstock 2016.

Elsewhere, Ufomammut will headline the Eyesore Merch Stage and 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.


Recent Facebook posts from the festival suggest the main stage might be renamed ‘The IVth Cru-Stage’ in memory of UK Death Metal veterans Bolt Thrower, who played their last ever gig on said stage in 2014. Bolt Thrower announced their split earlier this year following the death of drummer Martin ‘Kiddie’ Kearns.

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.