The Devin Townsend Project will headline Damnation Festival 2011. The Canadian will close the Jagermeister Stage with a bang on Saturday, November 5, in Leeds University Union. Also on the bill, playing the Terrorizer Stage, are Taiwanese black metallers ChthoniC.
Joining a solid cast which already includes UK exclusives by Ulver, Decapitated and God Is An Astronaut as well as performances by Godflesh, Evile, Amplifier, Doom, Shining, Turisas, Dragged Into Sunlight and more to be announced, the seventh installment of Damnation Festival is its strongest yet.
Festival director Gavin McInally added: “It’s not often that bookings go our way so to be able to announce the Devin Townsend Project in a year when Ulver and Godflesh have already confirmed, is something special.
“As fans travelling to Bloodstock Open Air this weekend will find out, Devin’s shows are more often than not the highlight of any festival bill and we are delighted that he’ll round off a Jagermeister stage crammed with some of the finest live metal acts around.
“Chthonic are another sterling addition to what is now the best Terrorizer Stage we’ve ever put together; Ulver, Decapitated, Doom, Shining, Chthonic, Dragged Into Sunlight, Altar of Plagues and Paul Catten performing Medulla Nocte – a proper reason to start a riot!
“With God Is An Astronaut, Evile, Turisas, Amplifier, Xerath and Astrohenge adding some real diversity to the event, all we need now is the backing of like minded fans to make this year a major success.”
Tickets are also now available the official Damnation site and Facebook via Ticketscript.
Some of the Damnation Festival 2011 artists: