(review n pix mwj)
Indoor aural fireworks again this year, maybe with a bit of smoke machine bonfire to go with it. Despite it being in my teenage pyromaniac years a favourite time the last couple I’ve missed entirely due to the coincidence with my greater burning desire, noisy banging music. And Damnation certainly supplies that, with my attendance guaranteed with the initial announcement ages ago containing two of my top bands in Godflesh and Doom. While the rest of the assembled prospective line up may not have lit things up as much to my tastes, past experience shows cracking levels of craic are always achieved here.
The fine tradition of the charabanc holiday was revived, but in reverse (not gear) as Local Pileashite Coach Tours took a load of us from our rural/seaside idyll (errr…well Colwyn Bay, Denbigh and Buckley) up to the crumbling remains of the grim north industrial heartlands and the beacon of alternative hope that the 1 in 12 represents there. A two day bargain fund-raising festival, but we were limited to just the first night topped off with the mighty crust legends Doom.More