SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THIRD WAVE OF ACTS:

TWIN ATLANTIC, THE SKINTS, ZEBRAHEAD, SET YOUR GOALS, NORTHLANE, COMEBACK KID, COUNTERPARTS, CAPDOWN, SAVE FERRIS, BROADSIDE AND CAN’T SWIM

JOINING CO-HEADLINERS GOOD CHARLOTTE & JIMMY EAT WORLD

Already boasting a remarkable line-up featuring the hottest acts in modern alternative music, Slam Dunk Festival has further cemented its position as the only place to be over the May Bank Holiday weekend by revealing even more exciting names.


With driving guitars and powerful vocals dripping with Sam McTrusty’s trademark Glaswegian accent, Twin Atlantic will return to Slam Dunk Festival following their first appearance in 2008. With four stunning albums under their belt, the Glasgow group’s return is sure to be highly-anticipated among the Slam Dunk crowd. Their most recent release, ‘GLA’, features beautifully crafted anthems such as the soaring ‘Gold Elephant: Cherry Alligator’ and groove-laden ‘Valhalla’, set to come to life and mark their May appearance as a definitive festival moment.

Earning the respect of legendary names such as Tippa Irie and Horseman, who subsequently lent their vibes to feelgood track ‘The Town’, The Skints are set to inject a shot of sunshine straight to Slam Dunk Festival. Hard-hitting lyrics delivered by the talented multi-instrumentalist Marcia Richards, guitarist Josh Waters Rudge and percussionist Jamie Kyriakides are set to unite everyone in ska-punk spirit.

Poised to party at Slam Dunk Festival for their 5th consecutive year will be Grammy-nominated Californian legends Zebrahead. Loaded with infectious hooks and a world-famous frat-party live-show, the ‘Hell Yeah!’ heroes appearance promises to be a highlight of the festival season!

No strangers to Slam Dunk Festival, Set Your Goals will be returning to Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham set to fill their stage with singalongs of ‘The Few That Remain’, ‘Summer Jam’ and ‘Certain’.

Armed with razor-sharp riffs and mesmerising ambition, Australian five-piece Northlanewill make their way to Slam Dunk Festival for a truly remarkable sonic experience. Producing masterpiece after masterpiece in the form of stand-out albums from the debut ‘Discoveries’, ‘Singularity’, ‘Node’ and the latest, ‘Mesmer’, the group have received constant recognition from Australia’s ARIA Music Charts as well as countless award nominations globally. Slam Dunk Festival 2018 will see Northlane return to the festival after their debut performance in 2016, delivering a transfixing spectacle across all three sites.

Responsible for full-throttle anthems such as ‘Wake The Dead’ and ‘Do Yourself a Favour’, Canadian kings of hardcore Comeback Kid are set to tear the Slam Dunk Festival stages apart when they return for the May weekender. The long-running hardcore outfit has built a concrete career on unrelenting evolution and flat-out intensity, all proven by a volatile extensive back catalogue loaded with tracks that take on an incredible riotous form when translated to a live environment. Expect a fierce display of sonic power when Comeback Kid step onto the stage, their appearance is not one to miss.

GOOD CHARLOTTE REVEALED AS SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL’S JOINT-HEADLINER WITH JIMMY EAT WORLD 

PVRIS, FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES, CREEPER, THURSDAY (UK REUNION SHOW EXCLUSIVE), EVERY TIME I DIE, CROWN THE EMPIRE, REAL FRIENDS & KNUCKLE PUCK ALSO ANNOUNCED

One of 2017’s most guarded secrets can now be revealed… Slam Dunk Festival will have not one, but two major headline artists! Pop-punk titans Good Charlotte will be joining the previously announced emo-rock legends Jimmy Eat World. Their co-headline performance is set to be a defining moment for the festival as it marks the Slam Dunk Festival debut of both show-stopping artists.

 

This ground-breaking line-up news will also see PVRIS, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Creeper, Thursday, Every Time I Die, Knuckle Puck, Crown The Empire and Real Friends, perform momental live sets over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

 

From bursting into the public consciousness with their chart-conquering pop punk through to becoming true kings of their genre via stints on MTV and six huge studio albums, few bands have had the staying power of Good Charlotte. Lead by the Madden brothers Benji and Joel, the multi-platinum stars will be at Slam Dunk to prove exactly why they've stayed at the top of their game over the past two decades.

 

Few bands have had the stratospheric rise of Massachusetts three piece PVRIS. Since their inception in 2012 they've gone from strength to strength and garnered a legion of fans in the process. Next year they'll bring their signature anthemic rock, as found on this year's acclaimed full length 'All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell', to Hatfield, Leeds and Birmingham for a show that’s not to be missed. They last played the festival in 2015, after which being originally booked for the new bands stage were upgraded to the main stage due to their sudden rise in popularity. Now they return in 2018 to be one of the festival’s biggest artists.


One of the most incendiary live acts on the planet, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are a band born to reach staggering heights. After standing as one of the most recognisable voices in modern British rock over the past decade, Frank and his Rattlesnakes have had a mammoth rise over the past 18 months - releasing two vastly acclaimed albums, capturing festival audiences with sets of the weekends and culminating in their biggest headline show to date at London's Brixton Academy. Witness the revolution first hand when they take the stage at Slam Dunk 2018.


Frank Carter says:
‘I cannot wait to play Slam Dunk – this has been an incredible couple of years for us, and I can’t think of a better way to start our festival season in 2018 than showing up and absolutely dominating at Slam Dunk. Get ready – we’ll see you in the Snake pit!’
 

A phenomenon not seen for many a-year, Creeper are the hottest name in alternative music. The release of their debut album 'Eternity, In Your Arms' captured the mysterious yet anthemic heights that they've been promising since they first emerged on the scene. Lead from the charismatic figure of frontman Will Gould, Creeper aren't just set to break through but takeover British alternative music - and Slam Dunk 2018 is bound to be another insatiable introduction to the special world they're forming


Creeper say:
“It is with great excitement that we can announce today that we will be returning to Slam Dunk festival in 2018. Slam Dunk is always such an important event for our scene each year, and it is an incredible privilege to be playing the main stage. See you all there!”
 

After seven years away, Thursday will return to the UK in 2018, with Slam Dunk Festival the only place to catch one of the most hotly-anticipated reunions in alt-rock history. Lead by the inimitable presence of frontman Geoff Rickly, Thursday reached out and touched at the hearts and minds of a generation - with records like ‘Full Collapse’ and ‘War All The Time’ still heralded as some of the most influential snapshots in time that the genre has ever seen. After time spent apart, and a feverish demand for their return - Slam Dunk 2018 is primed for a truly special moment as Thursday finally return to prove just why they sit in a class of their own. Having having played the very first Slam Dunk Festival in 2007, it is indeed a momentous welcome back!

JIMMY EAT WORLD HEADLINE SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2018

JOINED BY TAKING BACK SUNDAY, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, FOUR YEAR STRONG, STATE CHAMPS AND TRASH BOAT  

ALL ACTS UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVES

Slam Dunk Festival is proud to announce the first six bands that will take to the stage for 2018. The festival is set to return for it’s biggest year to date as the legendary and anthemic Jimmy Eat World will take to the stage in their debut Slam Dunk Festival appearance. They will be joined by emo leaders Taking Back Sunday, party-starters Four Year Strong, post-hardcore heroesSleeping With Sirens, pop-punk’s hottest property State Champs and fast-rising mob Trash Boat, all of which are poised to deliver the performance of the summer at next year’s unmissable pop-punk party. All six acts will be gracing the Slam Dunk Festival stages as UK festival exclusives.

 

Responsible for powering an entire cult movement with pioneering songwriting and unfaltering live performances, Jimmy Eat World’s beloved works ‘Bleed American’, ‘Futures’,  all the way to the most recent, ‘Integrity Blues’ are nothing short of expert masterpieces. The stalwarts continue to captivate audiences and inspire pop-punk rock acts of the modern era - influencing sounds across multiple genres and playing to thousands of fans through countless time-zones. Their riotous debut appearance will no doubt be full of euphoria and nostalgia at Slam Dunk Festival.

 

Joining the Arizona heavyweights, are the New Jersey kings of heartbreak, Taking Back Sunday, who will be bringing their highly-anticipated act to Slam Dunk Festival 2018. Their strike rate on hit records speak for themselves; alongside 2002’s ‘Cute Without The E (Cut From The Team)’, the likes of ‘Make Damn Sure’, ‘A Decade Under The Influence’ and ‘Make Damn Sure’ have not only helped them attain chart success here but also a vehemently loyal fanbase worldwide.w

 

Floridian icons Sleeping With Sirens are set to return to UK shores with a remarkably coveted performance which is set to win the hearts of many next summer. Armed with a catalogue of undeniable rock tracks, packed full of soaring guitars and sublime vocal melodies, the troupe lead by charismatic vocalist Kellin Quinn are at the top of the game. Expect the classics and fan favourites from the first 4 albums, alongside mind blowing singles from recently released ‘Gossip’ album when they stun audiences at Slam Dunk Festival 2018.
 

Shaun Cooper of Taking Back Sunday says:
"We are very excited to announce our return to the United Kingdom in May for Slam Dunk. We have had such a great time in years past we felt very fortunate to receive an offer we couldn't refuse.  We will be sharing a stage with the legendary Jimmy Eat World!  We can't wait to see you at the shows”

 

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets on sale at 9am, Friday 17th November from http://slamdunkmusic.com/

Cost £49 or £55 including the infamous afterparty. All subject to booking fees.

New for 2018 will be an installment scheme. Customers will be able to reserve their ticket for a small cost and pay the rest in installments up to the event.

 

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH TO CHANGE SITES! 

THE UK’S BIGGEST INDEPENDENT ROCK FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE AT HATFIELD PARK 

OVER 60 ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED ACROSS 8 STAGES

 

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL NORTH - SATURDAY 26TH MAY -  LEEDS CITY CENTRE

 

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH - SUNDAY 27TH MAY -  HATFIELD PARK

 

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL MIDLANDS - BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 28TH MAY - BIRMINGHAM NEC

 

Slam Dunk Festival is set to return for it’s biggest year to date and is delighted to announce that Slam Dunk South will now take place at Hatfield Park, having outgrown its former home in Hatfield, the University of Hertfordshire.

 

Over double the size of the previous location, Hatfield Park is located in the grounds of Hatfield House and situated directly opposite Hatfield train station, making it even more accessible and accommodating for festival goers wishing to revel in Slam Dunk Festival’s alternative extravaganza.

 

Festival Director, Ben Ray comments:
‘Slam Dunk Festival South has been taking place in Hatfield since 2010 so the town has truly become our home. Therefore, I am extremely happy we managed to find a new site still within the town. We are sad to leave the University however the event was selling out months in advance so we knew we had to move it and make it bigger due to demand from the fans.’

 

In 2018, Slam Dunk Festival will begin in it’s spiritual home of Leeds, Millennium Square, before travelling to the new location of Hatfield Park, and finishing at the beloved Birmingham NEC.

 

ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT

The first artists will be announced on Wednesday 15th November.

 

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets on sale at 9am, Friday 17th November from http://slamdunkmusic.com/

Cost £49 or £55 including the infamous afterparty. All subject to booking fees.

New for 2018 will be an installment scheme. Customers will be able to reserve their ticket for a small cost and pay the rest in installments up to the event.

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