Neck Deep, Citizen, Turnover And More Added To Slam Dunk Festival 2017


NECK DEEP, CITIZEN, TURNOVER, SET IT OFF, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, I PREVAIL, ICE NINE KILLS AND OCEANS ATE ALASKA ANNOUNCED FOR SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2017
 
JOINING HEADLINERS ENTER SHIKARI PLUS BEARTOOTH, TONIGHT ALIVE, DON BROCO, AGAINST ME! AND MORE FOR THE UK’S BIGGEST ALTERNATIVE PARTY OF THE YEAR
 
MANY MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED ACROSS 8 STAGES
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL MIDLANDS - SATURDAY 27TH MAY - BIRMINGHAM, NEC
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL NORTH - SUNDAY 28TH MAY - LEEDS, CITY CENTRE
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH - BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29TH MAY - HATFIELD, THE FORUM

 
Showing no signs of slowing down, Slam Dunk Festival 2017 have unveiled that Neck Deep,Citizen, Turnover, Set It Off, Memphis May Fire, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills and Oceans Ate Alaska will join headliners Enter Shikari for the biggest pop-punk festival of the year.
 
Welsh pop-punk sensations Neck Deep have enjoyed a mammoth 18 months, taking over festival main stages and leading a generation with their infectious singalong hooks on both sides of the Atlantic. With debut album 'Wishful Thinking’ already landing as one of the genre’s definitive releases of the past few years, their return to Slam Dunk is set to be a true coronation of a band primed to continue their emphatic journey.
 
Coming from the ever evolving Run For Cover Records stable, labelmates Citizen and Turnoverwill be making their first appearances at Slam Dunk Festival. 

On their return to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival, Citizen say;
“Everyone in Citizen is ecstatic to return to the U.K. Likewise, it's exciting being able to play a fest and see some friends, something we're not often able to do overseas.”
 
Leading with anthemic singalongs and unrelenting beatdowns alike, both Set it Off and Memphis May Fire will be making their return to Slam Dunk Festival.
 
Set It Off, the upbeat Floridian mob who are renowned for their exhilarating live show will be bringing their extensive feelgood back catalogue to the festival with acclaimed singles such as ‘Forever Stuck In Our Youth’ and ‘Ancient History’. Metal powerhouse Memphis May Fire are also set to bring a high-octane performance to Slam Dunk Festival 2017 as they return to the stage with blistering new album ‘This Light I Hold’.
 
Cody Carson of Set It Off says;
"Slam Dunk is one of our favorite festivals to play! You guys never hold back, the energy is insane, and we get to see all of our friends in other bands that we usually don't get to see otherwise. We can't wait to play some new stuff for you all finally!"
 
Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire says;
"This will be our 3rd time playing Slam Dunk Festival & we couldn't be more excited about it! The UK feels like a 2nd home to us these days so we're itching to get back & play material from our new album 'This Light I Hold'!"
 
Fearless Records will be delivering an incredible metalcore invasion as the visceral I Prevail,melodic thrillers Ice Nine Kills and tech-heavy Oceans Ate Alaska are all set to storm Birmingham, Leeds and Hatfield this May.
 
Brian Burkheiser of I Prevail says;
"From the day we started I Prevail we've had an insane amount of support coming from the U.K.  The rock music community there is world class. We couldn't be more excited to be a part of a festival like Slam Dunk. We've been waiting a very long time to head across the pond and give it our all performing for the fans that mean so much to us. See you all soon."
 
Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills says;
""I couldn't think of a better way to return to the U.K. than by doing Slam Dunk. I've admired the festival from afar for years so it's very exciting to finally be a part of it."
 
On their debut Slam Dunk Festival performance, Oceans Ate Alaska say;
 
'Slam Dunk's a huge festival we've all gone to for years and we're really excited to be playing this year's line up for the first time. Coming from Birmingham, we're stoked to be representing the UK's Midlands music scene!'
 
Kicking off in Birmingham on Saturday 27th May, the festival will travel to Leeds on Sunday 28th May before finishing up in Hatfield on Monday 29th May, once again ensuring the Slam Dunk Festival Bank Holiday Weekend is the only place to be to catch the finest in alternative music.
 
FULL LINE-UP TO DATE 
Enter Shikari, Neck Deep, Beartooth, Tonight Alive, Citizen, Turnover, Set It Off,  Against Me! The Bronx, Goldfinger, Mad Caddies, Memphis May Fire, The Movielife, Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Cute Is What We Aim For, We The Kings, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills, Oceans Ate Alaska, Trophy Eyes, Like Pacific. 
 

BEARTOOTH, TONIGHT ALIVE, AGAINST ME!, THE BRONX, GOLDFINGER, MAD CADDIES, THE MOVIELIFE, TROPHY EYES AND LIKE PACIFIC SET FOR SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2017

JOINING HEADLINERS ENTER SHIKARI PLUS DON BROCO, BOWLING FOR SOUP, LESS THAN JAKE, REEL BIG FISH, CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR AND WE THE KINGS FOR THE UK’S BIGGEST ALTERNATIVE PARTY OF THE YEAR


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BEARTOOTH, TONIGHT ALIVE, AGAINST ME!, THE BRONX, GOLDFINGER, MAD CADDIES, THE MOVIELIFE, TROPHY EYES AND LIKE PACIFIC SET FOR SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2017
 
JOINING HEADLINERS ENTER SHIKARI PLUS DON BROCO, BOWLING FOR SOUP, LESS THAN JAKE, REEL BIG FISH, CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR AND WE THE KINGS FOR THE UK’S BIGGEST ALTERNATIVE PARTY OF THE YEAR
 
MANY MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED ACROSS 8 STAGES
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL MIDLANDS - SATURDAY 27TH MAY - BIRMINGHAM, NEC
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL NORTH - SUNDAY 28TH MAY - LEEDS, CITY CENTRE
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH - BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29TH MAY - HATFIELD, THE FORUM
 
The UK’s most exciting punk rock festival, Slam Dunk Festival have announced huge line-up additions in the form of Beartooth, Tonight Alive, Against Me!, The Bronx, Goldfinger, Mad Caddies, The Movielife, Trophy Eyes and Like Pacific for the May Bank Holiday weekend.
 
Leading the charge on the latest line up announcement are breakthrough US titans Beartooth who will be bringing their tectonic breakdowns to Slam Dunk 2017. After forming in 2012, Beartooth have become one of the most talked-about and celebrated new faces in modern hardcore, delivering blistering ready-made anthems and staggering live shows around the globe. With second album ‘Aggressive’ released last summer, the band cemented their position at heavy music’s head table and their set at Slam Dunk 2017 is sure to be a standout of the weekend.
 
Needing no introduction, Tonight Alive are one of their genre’s biggest crossovers in recent years. The Aussie trail-blazers have taken on the biggest festival stages in the world with their catalogue of potent pop-laden hits - lead by Jenna McDougall’s already iconic presence, the band has seen a global legion of fans follow their every move. Always looking forward and breaking new boundaries, expect their return to Slam Dunk this May to be another enthralling chapter in the story of an unmissable worldwide phenomenon.
 
On their return to the festival, Jenna McDougall says;
“Slam Dunk fam! It's been four long years! We can't wait to reunite and play for you this May. The UK always brings some of the best shows and we know this time won't be any different!”
 
If there’s ever a band vital for 2017, then that band is Against Me!. As a beating heart of the modern punk scene and always breathing new life into the importance of punk music in the 21st century, they’re one of very few bands who are painting a clear picture of the world around us. Lead by the talismanic drive of frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, Against Me!’s blend of critically adored anthems and sheer intensity make them truly unmissable wherever they go. Slam Dunk 2017 is the perfect showcase for their incredible latest album ‘Shape Shift With Me’.
 
Blistering punk legends The Bronx will be delivering one of their trademark high octane shows when they roll into Slam Dunk 2017. In a career spanning over 15 years, their name has become synonymous with intensity and after providing one of the festival’s most memorable performances back in 2015, you can guarantee that 2017 will be unmissable.
 
Ready to give the Slam Dunk 2017 audience a masterclass in punk magic are third-wave ska & pop punk masters Goldfinger. Responsible for infectious anthems such as ‘Superman’ and ‘99 Red Balloons’, the time-honoured band are excited to return to UK shores after a two year absence. 

Frontman and super producer John Feldmann says;
“Goldfinger doesn't tour like we used to (we held the Guinness world record for playing 385 shows in 1996!) but I hope we can still hold true to who we been as far as an epic touring band! England is my favorite country to play shows in and I will be bringing my best suit! We have a new record coming out this year and I'm stoked to play new songs and so excited to be on stage again!”
 
 
Californian ska legends Mad Caddies, played the second ever Slam Dunk Festival back in 2007, so it’s only fitting they return for their 10th Anniversary!
 
"We are excited to come to the UK and participate in Slam Dunk Fest for the first time in ten years!  There's a bunch of great bands on the bill -- it's going to be a good party!"
Also delivering unmissable festival moments this year are reunited melodic hardcore heroes The Movielife, visceral Australian quintet Trophy Eyes, and energetic hard-hitters Like Pacific.
Vinnie Caruana of The Movielife says;
"Any chance to do Movielife shows in England is an opportunity I jump at. We've had so many great shows there and there are still so many more great times ahead. I'm glad it finally worked out and that we will be making our Slam Dunk debut."
 
Trophy Eyes drummer Callum Cramp says;
“Slam Dunk festival is something we've all been closely watching grow for years and this time around, we're ecstatic to be able to play it. Touring the rest of the world is great but there is something about Britain that is just so immersed in rock music, something raw. We'll see you all in the birthplace of punk rock this May, for Slam Dunk 2017”
 
Like Pacific’s Chris Thuang says;
 
"We're very excited for the opportunity to not only come back to the UK, but to play such a premiere punk and alternative festival like Slam Dunk. The lineup seems to get better each and every year. Very stoked to be a part of Slam Dunk"
Previously announced acts for Slam Dunk Festival 2017 are Enter Shikari, Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Cute Is What We Aim For and We The Kings.Kicking off in Birmingham on Saturday 27th May, the festival will travel to Leeds on Sunday 28th May before finishing up in Hatfield on Monday 29th May, once again ensuring the Slam Dunk Festival Bank Holiday Weekend is the only place to be to catch the finest in alternative music.

Don Broco Lead New Wave Of Acts Announced For Slam Dunk Festival 2017

JOIN HEADLINERS ENTER SHIKARI FOR BIGGEST POP-PUNK PARTY OF 2017


BOWLING FOR SOUP, LESS THAN JAKE, REEL BIG FISH, CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR AND WE THE KINGS ALSO ANNOUNCED
 
MANY MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED ACROSS 8 STAGES
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL MIDLANDS - SATURDAY 27TH MAY - BIRMINGHAM, NEC
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL NORTH - SUNDAY 28TH MAY - LEEDS, CITY CENTRE
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH - BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29TH MAY - HATFIELD, THE FORUM


Having firmly established itself as the best alternative festival for pop-punk and rock revellers alike, Slam Dunk Festival 2017 has announced the second-wave of fantastic acts for its biggest year yet. Headlined by the searing electronic masterminds Enter Shikari as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of their monumental debut album ‘Take To The Skies’, the festival welcomes alt-rock men of the moment Don Broco, pop-punk pros Bowling The Soup, ska punk outfit Less Than Jake, Californian ska mob Reel Big Fish, and American east coast pop-rock powerhouses We The Kings and Cute Is What We Aim For.
 
After touring arenas with the likes of Bring Me The Horizon and 5 Seconds of Summer, rising British alt-rock rising stars Don Broco are set bring their arena A game to Slam Dunk Festival 2017 as it will be the only place to see them in summer 2017. A true success story of modern alt music, Don Broco are energetic, powerful and will not disappoint as they return to the Slam Dunk stage.
 
Don Broco’s frontman Rob Damiani says;
“Slammy D! It's been too long. Can't wait to be back at one of our favourite UK festivals next summer. Ben & the SD crew have always been incredibly supportive of us and the U.K. music scene as a whole so it's great to see how much the festival has grown and to be a part of it. Bring it on #SD17”
 
Pop-punk hall of famers Bowling For Soup will make their first ever appearance at Slam Dunk Festival 2017 this year. Their arrival on Slam Dunk soil is highly anticipated as they bring a set packed with anthems such as “1985” and “High School Never Ends” which is sure to be sing-along gold come Slam Dunk Festival this may. Bowling For Soup will be joined by ska heroes Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish as they reunite together once again exclusively for Slam Dunk Festival as they both share a bill for the first time since they co-headlined the festival in 2011.
 
Bowling For Soup frontman, Jaret Reddick says;
“We are so excited to be back in the UK at Slam Dunk Fest! This has the makings of a day we will all never forget!!"
 
Chris Demakes of Less Than Jake says;
"It's that time again, kids. Another Slam Dunk! Less Than Jake has nothing but amazing memories associated with this festival. We are honored that we have been asked back to play and can't wait to share the stage with some amazing bands. Wait until you see the rest of the lineup! This is shaping up to be the best one yet. See you lot next May!”
 
Cute Is What We Aim For are no strangers to Slam Dunk Festival, having headlined the first ever multi stage set-up in 2008. Alumni of Fueled By Ramen records, the NY outfit will be casting minds back to the  beginning of the pop-rock wave as they perform their illustrious debut album ‘The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch’ in full. Joining them in a transatlantic journey to the festival are pop-rock playboys We The Kings. Famed for their full-length debut album which included the platinum single and teen summer anthem ‘Check Yes Juliet’, We The Kings will be bringing sun-soaked Floridian anthems to Slam Dunk Festival 2017 they showcase the beloved debut album in full for what is set to be a true festival memory.
 
Cute Is What We Aim For guitarist, Jeff Czum says; 
"We're extremely honored to be a part of Slam Dunk 2017. It's funny, the last time we performed Slam Dunk was in 2008 and our singer Shaant Hacikyan wasn't able to make it due to him losing his passport. Luckily for us, Josh Franceschi from You Me at Six was able to fill in on vocals last minute... (Thanks again Josh!) We're all so excited to return with a full band and play our debut album The Same Old Blood Rush With a New Touch in it's entirety. The U.K. has always been one of our favorite places to play and it's been long overdue!"
 
We The Kings’ Travis Clark says; 
“Slam Dunk was the very first time we ever came to the UK, so it is fitting that on our 10th year anniversary as a band we will be coming to play the festival.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll scream and you'll wonder why the heck we don't come back more often!!”
 
A nationwide invitation to party in the name of the alternative, Slam Dunk Festival is a rite of passage for lovers of pop-punk and rock music and is a key date in the festival calendar. Kicking off in Birmingham on Saturday 27th May, the festival will travel to Leeds on Sunday 28th May before finishing up in Hatfield on Monday 29th May, once again ensuring the Slam Dunk Festival Bank Holiday Weekend is the only place to be to catch all your favourite bands.
 
Slam Dunk Festival is set to get even bigger and better in 2017 with the addition of the First Direct Arena in Leeds as the second stage, another outdoor stage in Hatfield and an expanded site in Birmingham, ensuring more die-hard fans can savour the Slam Dunk experience than ever before. With tickets on sale Friday 11th November, and over 60 more acts to be announced, Slam Dunk Festival is set to define 2017 with the ultimate alternative party of the summer.

Tickets on sale now:

ENTER SHIKARI ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINER FOR SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2017

CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR ACCLAIMED DEBUT RECORD ‘TAKE TO THE SKIES’   EXCLUSIVE UK FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE   DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND ALL FESTIVAL SITES BIGGER AND BETTER FOR 2017  

After celebrating their 10th anniversary in emphatic style earlier this year, Slam Dunk Festival is set to return in 2017, headlined by the all-encompassing force that is Enter Shikari.

 

Enter Shikari’s unique blend of blistering rock, high-intensity electronics and impassioned rallying anthems have marked them out as one of the most important bands of the last decade. Led by the force that is frontman Rou Reynolds, Enter Shikari have become a calling card for modern rebellion, discarding any sense of genre and becoming a soundtrack all of their own in arenas around the world.

 

Across four studio albums and countless live spectacles, Enter Shikari have become an essential component in British rock music - influencing sounds across multiple genres and playing to thousands of fans through countless time-zones.

2017 is set to mark 10 years since the release of their landmark debut ‘Take To The Skies’ and to mark the occasion, Enter Shikari will be headlining Slam Dunk Festival 2017 and performing a very special exclusive UK festival set.  After making their first appearance at the festival as Shikari Sound System last year, these shows are set to be packed with fan favourites, rarities and a stunning new live show that will see them lauded as hometown heroes in Hatfield as well as bigger shows in Birmingham and Leeds.

 

Enter Shikari vocalist Rou says:

 

"Slam Dunk is a festival that we’ve been attending from the very start - Slam Dunk South is actually on the campus of my old Uni in Hatfield!

It's grown into one of the most important festivals in alternative music, and it will be an absolute honour to headline it in 2017.

We’re going to be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our debut album Take To The Skies, which feels totally mental in and of itself.

The fact that we get to reminisce and relive tracks we recorded so long ago, and that are still held dear by so many, is something I could have never anticipated back then and fills me with appreciation for everyone that has supported this band over the years.

We’ll never write another album like TTTS, as Enter Shikari isn't really a band that looks backwards, so to speak. But as this is a special occasion it’s important for us to recognise the importance of this album to us, and for the family of people who have supported us since those early days. On a purely selfish note, I cannot wait to play some of the tracks we haven’t played since 2007, or even ever!”

 

A nationwide invitation to party in the name of the alternative, Slam Dunk Festival is a rite of passage for lovers of pop-punk and rock music and is a key date in the festival calendar. Kicking off in Birmingham on Saturday 27th May, the festival will travel to Leeds on Sunday 28th May before finishing up in Hatfield on Monday 29th May, once again ensuring the Slam Dunk Festival Bank Holiday Weekend is the only place to be to catch all your favourite bands.

 

Slam Dunk Festival is set to get even bigger and better in 2017 with the addition of the First Direct Arena in Leeds as the second stage, another outdoor stage in Hatfield and an expanded site in Birmingham, ensuring more die-hard fans can savour the Slam Dunk experience than ever before. With tickets on sale Friday 11th November, and over 60 more acts to be announced, Slam Dunk Festival is set to define 2017 with the ultimate alternative party of the summer.

 

Festival Director Ben Ray says;


"I’m happy to welcome Enter Shikari to the Festival for the first time! It’s always great to have another headliner from the UK, which shows how well British rock music is doing. We’ve also made some major changes to all 3 sites for next year so I can’t wait for people to see them!"

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets on sale at 9am Friday, 11th November at the link below

 

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