The organisers over at Slam Dunk festival have hit us with not one, not two, but THREE announcements this past couple of weeks. The good news is, the lineup is now complete so final plans for bands to catch can now commence!
Announced just today and completing the lineup are pop-punk staples Neck Deep, As It Is, Boston Manor, A Loss For Words, Grandson, Press To Meco, A Story Untold, Between You & Me, Shvpes, Kublai Khan and Cruel Hand. As It Is’ Patty Walters said this of their upcoming slot at the festival; ‘Word’s can’t even describe our excitement to be returning to Slam Dunk festival. We can’t wait to get rowdy with you at our biggest Slam Dunk yet. The crash is coming.’
Just in case that wasn’t enough, Slam Dunk have also announced who will be taking to the Acoustic stage this year at the festival! The names are as follows; Justin Pierre (Motion City Soundtrack), Rob Lynch, Liam Cromby (We Are The Ocean), Chas Palmer-Williams (Lightyear) and Lizzy Farrell.
Joining all these names are bands from across several other announcements, such as NOFX, New Found Glory, Bad Religion, Glassjaw, Atreyu, Simple Plan, Bullet For My Valentine and headliners All Time Low- who have promised they will pay some tribute to their 2009 album Nothing Personal for its 10th anniversary. These names are amongst just a few of a very diverse and extensive lineup, the extent of which you can see on the poster below!
A bunch of bands were announced last week too; all of which are making their Slam Dunk festival debut! Tigers Jaw, Touche Amore, Microwave, Wallflower and Lights will all be gracing the stages of Leeds and Hatfield for the very first time! ‘I’m so pumped to be on the Slam Dunk bill for the first time. Not only am I excited to play with a bunch of great bands, but it’s been over two years since I’ve been back in the UK so needless to say Slam Dunk can’t come soon enough’ said Lights of her addition to the lineup. Also added with this batch of bands were Hellogoodbye and The Plain White T’s. On the heavier side of things, Wage War, Employed To Serve and Our Hollow, Our Home were announced alongside the aforementioned.
There have been some changes to the logistics of this year’s Slam Dunk. After the success of moving the Hatfield date to Hatfield Park last year, this year the Leeds date will now take place at Temple Newsam Park, moving away from its usual place in the city centre and its surrounding venues. This year though, there’ll be no Midlands date so the festival will just take place over two days; the Saturday (25th) and Sunday (26th) of the May bank holiday weekend. Tickets are on sale now and are priced at £59 (subject to booking fees), and you can get them here! You can visit the Slam Dunk website for any more details. Take a look at the lineup poster for the full list of bands to look forward to!