Slam Dunk Festival is set to be the biggest yet with even more bands added to the 2016 line up. The festival which is in its 10th year has just announced 8 new bands to the already impressive bill.
Announced today: Mallory Knox, The Story So Far, Set Your Goals, The Starting Line, Zebrahead, Capdown, We Came As Romans & Miss May I.
These bands are joining the likes of headliners Panic! At The Disco and others such as Of Mice And Men and Issues held over the May bank holiday weekend.
Ben Ray, festival organiser, states that he is looking forward to the 2016 festival and today’s announcement sums up the essence of the festival. “Capdown who played the very first event, Set Your Goals reforming to play, The Starting Line with a very rare UK appearance, and Zebrahead who have so much fun they want to play every year!”
Set Your Goals are playing their first festival on British shores in years and say that it ‘feels right’ to play Slam Dunk as the first stop on their return to the UK. Miss May I are returning to the UK since the release of their album Deathless. Mallory Knox are slowly becoming one of Britain’s biggest UK bands. Gaining A-list airplay on BBC Radio 1 and a hugely successful autumn UK tour, the band are set to smash their set at 2016 Slam Dunk to massive audiences. Frontman Mikey Chapman states that it is one of the ‘highlights’ of his year and attends each year as either performer or punter. The Story So Far will be playing Slam Dunk off the back of a sell-out UK tour in early December, hopefully they will be playing hits from their latest self-titled album. Capdown say that Slam Dunk is ‘always a blast’ to play and are looking forward to the tenth anniversary year. The Starting Line haven’t played Slam Dunk since 2011 and this years sees them release a 3-song EP titled ‘Anyways’, SD16 is the only place to see them this summer! American Metalcore outfit We Came As Romans are playing SD16 after a successful 2015 where they released their fourth self-titled studio album. The band are set to draw in huge crowds judging by their headline tour/support slot to One OK Rock at the end of last year. Veterans of the festival, Zebrahead are playing for the third time and state that they ‘are really looking forward to coming back for the shows. The crowds are always crazy and come to have a good time’.
If you want to see what goes down at Slam Dunk then check out a video from last year, you can see that on Facebook HERE.
Previously announced: Panic! At The Disco to headline, Of Mice & Men, New Found Glory, Four Year Strong, Every Time I Die, Issues, Memphis May Fire and Real Friends.
The dates for this years festival are:
Saturday 28 May – Slam Dunk Festival North – Leeds City Centre
Sunday 29 May – Slam Dunk Festival Midlands- Birmingham, NEC
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May – Slam Dunk Festival South – Hatfield, University Of Hertfordshire
Tickets are on sale now priced at £42 for standard entry, £47 including after-party or £150 for a “mega ticket” which includes entrance to all three dates, after-parties, queue jump for the wristband exchange and a limited edition t-shirt. You can buy tickets HERE. The festival is for age 14+ or 18+ for the after-parties.