THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT will headline Damnation Festival 2011.

The Canadian metal genius 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 on sale¸ priced Ã29 and are available from See Tickets: www.seetickets.com¸ www.ticketline.co.uk and www.leedstickets.com

Tickets are also now available the official Damnation site and Facebook via Ticketscript: www.damnationfestival.co.uk/tickets

For more information visit the official Damnation Festival sites:

Web – www.damnationfestival.co.uk
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