PLAIN WHITE T’S, HELLOGOODBYE, TOUCHE AMORE, LIGHTS, TIGERS JAW, MICROWAVE, WALLFLOWER, WAGE WAR, EMPLOYED TO SERVE, OUR HOLLOW OUR HOME

Hot off the last mind-blowing announcement, Slam Dunk Festival are showing no signs in slowing down, revealing another 10 names for the UK’s favourite alternative all-dayer.

Making their debut Slam Dunk Festival performance this year, Plain White T’s are set to make an appearance at Leeds and Hatfield over the bank holiday weekend. Armed with an undeniably successful selection of indie-rock anthems, the American quintet saw astronomical acclaim with quadruple platinum hit ‘Hey There Delilah’ and the guitar-driven, ‘Our Time Now’. The band return to UK shores with latest album, the energetic Parallel Universe.

After bursting onto the alternative scene with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs, which featured sweeping indie-synth-pop delights such as ‘Here (In Your Arms)’ and ‘Baby It’s Fact’, Hellogoodbye became a mainstay of US indie-rock. Three anthemic albums later, Forrest Kleine and the gang are set to return to Slam Dunk Festival bringing their newly-developed sultry pop rock for a highly-anticipated performance, decorated with both new hits and emo classics.

 

After the huge success of Slam Dunk’s move to Hatfield House last year, the festival has also announced plans for a new site for Slam Dunk North, moving to Leeds’ Temple Newsam Estate so even more pop-punk fanatics can make their way to the definitive date of the alternative diary. Reaching across two stunning greenfield sites in Leeds and Hatfield on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019 - Slam Dunk 2019 is the next evolution for that go-to destination of rock.

NOFX BRING THE PUNK IN DRUBLIC FESTIVAL TO SLAM DUNK 2019

BAD RELIGION, LESS THAN JAKE, ANTI-FLAG, LAGWAGON, THE INTERRUPTERS, MILLENCOLIN AND THE BOMBPOPS JOIN NOFX AND MAD CADDIES FOR THE FIRST EVER PUNK IN DRUBLIC UK TOUR DATES

Boasting a standout array of names already confirmed, Slam Dunk Festival is shaping up to be the definitive home of alternative culture in 2019 - as an unmissable celebration bringing exclusive moments and jaw-dropping favourites across Leeds and Hatfield. With the likes of All Time Low, Bullet For My Valentine, New Found Glory, Glassjaw, Simple Plan, The Menzingers, Waterparks, Gallows, Turnstile and more already announced, Slam Dunk 2019 continues to grow - with NOFX set to bring their Punk In Drublic takeover to the festival for a stage packed with the very best in punk.


After making waves with its debut in 2018, Punk In Drublic has already appeared in the US and Europe bringing some of the most iconic and beloved punk bands under one roof for truly special shows. Marking its only UK home of 2019, the Punk In Drublic stage will be the go-to hub for punk royalty - featuring the previously announced Mad Caddies and stage headliners NOFX.

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

GLASSJAW, SIMPLE PLAN, THE MENZINGERS, iDKHOW, TURNSTILE, KNOCKED LOOSE, THE GET UP KIDS, SAVES THE DAY, TROPHY EYES, TINY MOVING PARTS ALL SET TO JOIN HEADLINERS ALL TIME LOW + MANY MANY MORE ACTS

With an infallible first reveal, Slam Dunk Festival - the UK’s favourite alternative extravaganza, returns with a second round of monumental names for the 2019’s instalment.


Bullet For My Valentine, Glassjaw, Simple Plan, The Menzingers, I Don’t Know How, Turnstile, Knocked Loose, The Get Up Kids, Saves The Day, Tiny Moving Parts will all make their Slam Dunk Festival debut, with Trophy Eyes returning to show them how it’s done in Leeds and Hatfield over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Storming their way onto the Slam Dunk Festival bill for the very first time are Welsh metal titans Bullet For My Valentine. Easily one of the biggest British metal acts in history, the ground-breaking four piece have reached astronomical heights, with six chart-topping studio albums and headlining London’s Alexandra Palace earlier this month. Reinventing metal over and over with monumental speed, technical prowess and arena-filling choruses, tracks such as ‘Letting You Go’ ‘Your Betrayal’ and of course, ‘You Want a Battle (Here’s a War)’ showcase the band’s versatility as leaders of British metal. Another exciting reveal, Bullet For My Valentine are to deliver a ground-breaking performance, headlining one of Slam Dunk’s iconic stages.

ALL TIME LOW TO HEADLINE SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2019

THEIR EXCLUSIVE UK SHOWS OF 2019

NOFX, NEW FOUND GLORY, WATERPARKS STORY OF THE YEAR, GALLOWS, MAD CADDIES AND SILVERSTEIN JOIN FIRST WAVE OF ACTS CONFIRMED

LARGER SITE ANNOUNCED FOR SLAM DUNK NORTH THE ULTIMATE ALTERNATIVE ONE-DAYER

   SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL NORTH - SATURDAY 25TH MAY -                              TEMPLE NEWSAM PARK, LEEDS                                    SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH - SUNDAY 26TH MAY -  HATFIELD PARK, HATFIELD

 

Delivering the ultimate one-day alternative festival celebration, Slam Dunk Festival is set to take a whole new stride into 2019 with its most ambitious and exciting weekend to date - lead by an incredible first wave of names and a huge move to Temple Newsam Park in Leeds.

Leading the charge as headliners in 2019, Baltimore favourites All Time Low truly stand apart as one of the biggest pop-punk bands on the planet. Across seven studio albums, their infectious blend of singalong anthems and beloved hooks have shone through - filling arenas and delivering again and again with a live show that has become a must-see for all. With seminal albums ‘So Wrong, It’s Right’ and ‘Nothing Personal’ defining a generation, and latest album ‘Last Young Renegade’ marking an exciting new chapter for them, All Time Low’s exclusive Slam Dunk headline shows will celebrate a game-changing band in their prime.

Frontman Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low said about their headline slot at Slam Dunk 2019:
“There’s been a bit of an ATL drought in the UK recently so we thought it best to come back and tear shit up with some rad bands. Bring your life jackets.”

Bringing over 25 years of punk history to Slam Dunk, NOFX are sure to prove why they stand as one of the most successful independent punk bands on the planet with a no-holds-barred set of adrenaline-fuelled favourites making their mark at the festival. Lead by the instantly recognisable voice of frontman Fat Mike, expect a trip down memory lane when NOFX take to the Slam Dunk stage. The “Godfathers Of Pop-Punk” themselves New Found Glory will make a hotly anticipated return to Slam Dunk in 2019, bringing the sort of arsenal of hits that’ll have thousands ecstatic from start to finish. From ‘My Friends Over You’, ‘Hit Or Miss’ and ‘Head On Collision’ to ‘Dressed To Kill’, ‘All Downhill From Here’ and ‘Kiss Me’ - their set at Slam Dunk will prove why they remain untouchable at the top. Dazzling in technicolour, Waterparks have emerged as a true phenomenon in pop-punk over the past few years, bringing their infectious and fun-filled sound to stages across the world. Their second album ‘Entertainment’ stormed its way into hearts earlier this year, and their momentous moment at Slam Dunk 2019 is primed to be a celebration of a band embracing the future.

Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory said:
“We are the Michael Jordan of Slam Dunk. And we are coming to alley oop all our jams down your faces.”

Waterparks frontman Awsten Knight said about Slam Dunk 2019:
“HELLO. WE ARE COMING BACK TO SLAM DUNK. YES. THIS IS ALL. VERY GOOD. SEE YA SOON.”

After releasing their first new music in over seven years in 2017, Story Of The Year promise to be one of the most anticipated sets of the entire festival at Slam Dunk 2019. With a full-on live show, cuts from across their career will ring out large for the returning favourites - celebrating not only the past but the future of a band beloved by thousands. Another unmissable return that’ll have festival-goers talking for months, Gallows will mark their next steps with a blistering comeback at Slam Dunk 2019. Lead by the imposing figure of Wade MacNeil, their debut album ‘Orchestra Of Wolves’ helped shape an entire generation of punk fans with its no-nonsense and anarchic take on modern rock. A live force, Slam Dunk will mark the perfect moment to see what comes next for a band ready to take on the world.

Story Of The Year’s Ryan Phillips spoke about their upcoming Slam Dunk slot, saying:
“We are crazy stoked for Slam Dunk, especially since we haven't been to the UK in ages! We're itching to get over there and jam some tracks from our latest album "Wolves", so get ready to have your face melted off and have all of your beer drunk by us dummies”.

Speaking about their return at Slam Dunk 2019, Laurent Barnard of Gallows said:
“We’ve tried to bury Gallows so many times, but the fucker just won’t die. I guess we’ll see you in May!”

Stuart Gili-Ross of Gallows also commented:
“Leeds & Hertfordshire. These will both feel like hometown shows for us. The time feels right for a Gallows show & we’re coming in hot”

Slam Dunk ska favourites Mad Caddies will be making another celebrated stop this year, bringing their sun-kissed sounds to Leeds and Hatfield for another immediate display of how to start the good times. Also heading to Slam Dunk 2019 is Canadian rock titans Silverstein, set to serve a true lesson in post-hardcore power with a ground-shaking tour de force that needs to be seen to be believed.

Talking about their return to Slam Dunk, Silverstein said:
“We are excited to be returning to the UK in 2019 for the next instalment of Slam Dunk!  We originally played the festival way back in 2009 and have been looking forward to doing it again. Expect a jam packed set of old & new material."

After the huge success of Slam Dunk’s move to Hatfield House last year, the festival has also announced plans for a new site for Slam Dunk North, moving to Leeds’ Temple Newsam Estate so even more pop-punk fanatics can make their way to the definitive date of the alternative diary. Reaching across two stunning greenfield sites in Leeds and Hatfield on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019 - Slam Dunk 2019 is the next evolution for the go-to destination of rock.

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