FESTIVAL NEWS: First bands announced for Damnation 2017 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:26

Death metal heavyweights Dying Fetus and reformed British doom band Warning are among the first bands to be announced for this year’s Damnation Festival, which takes place at Leeds University Union on Saturday 4 November.


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The event will mark the only UK performance of Warning’s ‘Watching from a Distance’. Warning’s Patrick Walker said: “I’m happy to be able to announce that we’ll be performing a sole UK-exclusive date at Damnation Festival. 

“Following the regrouping of the band this year, I was determined to play one show in England and I am particularly delighted to be able to bring Warning to Leeds in November. As a performer, this festival has always been a privilege to be a part of, offering something unique to both audiences and artists, and always imbued with an unusual degree of kindness, generosity and warmth by the fans and the festival team.  I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to play our 'Watching from a Distance' album, if for just this once in the UK, at Damnation.”


Dying Fetus are scheduled to release their as-yet-untitled eighth studio album this coming summer. Frontman John Gallagher said: “We are ready to bring some brutality to Damnation Festival this year with some songs off our new album, along with the classics.  See you in the pit!”



Post-rock duo Nordic Giants and American death metallers Gatecreeper - who will be making their debut UK appearance - also join the Damnation bill. Twenty-three more bands across four stages are still to be announced.

Tickets are on sale now, priced £40, from www.damnationfestival.co.uk and www.leedstickets.com.