Tuesday 17 February 2015

The Sludgelord News: Damnation Festival 2015: First band announced, tickets now on sale

Swedish metal legends AT THE GATES will headline Damnation Festival in their only UK show of 2015.

The melodic death pioneers will top the Jagermeister Stage at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 7.

The band said: "We are very happy to announce that At The Gates will be a part of the Damnation Festival 2015.

"Especially fun to be back on Yorkshire soil where it all started back in the day on Deaf/Peaceville Records.

"See you there folks!"

At The Gates are the first of 27 bands to be announced for the 11th instalment of the festival, which will have a reduced capacity this year to ease fans' concerns over congestion, following last year's sold out event.

Ticket prices will also be frozen at £36, as a thanks for the continued support from fans over the past decade.

Festival director Gavin McInally said: "We plan to, once again, deliver the best line-up of music the UK will see this year at a cost to our fans which is also unrivalled, and having At The Gates as our first announcement can be taken as a statement of our intent for 2015.

"Our capacity has been decreased, our ticket prices will remain the same and by the time we've completed our four stages of, we fully expect another sold out day of Damnation this November."

Tickets are available now from: www.damnationfestival.co.uk