While Damnation 2021 is still a few weeks away, thoughts have already turned to next year’s one-day fest which it’s been revealed will now be taking place in Manchester.
After a long and happy relationship with Leeds University, festival organisers feel a change of scene is now required to meet the increased demand to attend this annual indoor fest highlight.
Sadly with the ongoing Covid travel issues, most overseas acts will not now be jetting in to Yorkshire next month. Damnation organisers have though quickly filled the void with a glittering array of domestic talent.
This include new headliners Carcass, Paradise Lost, Winterfylleth, Man Must Die, Conan, Party Cannon, Evile, Cryptic Shift, Conjurer and Urne.
Paradise Lost will be performing their timeless album Gothic in its entirety to celebrate its 30th anniversary while this will be the only UK appearance of the year from Carcass, and follows the recent release of their latest album Torn Arteries.
At the same time Damnation have confirmed that their first Manchester fest will see US industrial pioneers Ministry headline the BEC Arena.
Among other bands announced for Manchester on 5 November 2022 are the nose-busting grind agitators Pig Destroyer, mercurial doom merchants Pallbearer and Canadian crushing crew Despised Icon.
The final Damnation Fest in Leeds is now sold out. To avoid missing out in 2022 in Manchester you can purchase an early bird ticket before 1 October at the reduced price of £55 – after that date they go up to £65.