New festival announced for Durham – Dominion Festival


Dominion Festival is a brand new 3-day festival showcasing metal, heavy metal and hard rock bands, set in the stunning surroundings of Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens. This 5000-capacity festival takes place from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July and is delivered by a team of highly experienced, local festival promoters from the North-East.

With 42 bands set over two stages including exclusive headliners Cradle of Filth and Blind Guardian, Dominion is THE place for metal and rock fans to gather to see the best live music of the genre. Dominion Festival is putting its marker down as the premier metal festival for the North of England.

Alex Hutchinson, Operations Director of Wannasee said: “Since Sonisphere left the UK in 2011, we have bemoaned the lack of a large-scale festival showcasing metal from across the spectrum. There are some fantastic specialist events out there but nothing with the breadth and variety that the genre truly has to offer. Working with a variety of partners and other local promoters, we’re aiming to put the North-East truly back on the metal map with this open-air event which can grow to become the regional home of everything hard and fast!”

Tickets are available from 6pm on 25th February