Slam Dunk 2012 has been announced for both 26th May in Leeds University and 27th May at the Hatfield Campus of Herts University. Promoter Ben Ray who started this in 2001 has seen the festival grow over the years; “Again this year it’s been hard work, but I’m extremely happy with how the lineup is shaping up so far. Here are just 10 bands out of over 50 artists, so I’m confident the festival can again deliver a lineup of bands that everyone will agree is amazing value. I also thought it was extra important this year to demonstrate the value so tickets have been frozen at 2011 prices!”
Bands announced so far for North and South:
Taking Back Sunday | Architects | The King Blues | Every Time I Die | Cancer Bats | Set Your Goals | Make Do and Mend | Mayday Parade | Forever The Sickest Kids | The Audition | The Blackout | Motion City Soundtrack | Say Anything | While She Sleeps | Of Mice And Men | Hit The Lights | Lower Than Atlantis | The Story So Far | Don Broco | The Word Alive | For The Fallen Dreams | I See Stars | Upon A Burning Book | Cartel | MC Lars | No Trigger | Heartsounds | Decade | Save Your Breath | It Boys | Hadouken (DJ Set) | Charlie Simpson (acoustic) | Canterbury | Funeral For A Friend | Rob Lynch (acoustic) | Shane Henderson (acoustic) | Into It Over It (acoustic) | Marmozets |
26.05 – Slam Dunk North – Leeds Uni
27.05 – Slam Dunk South – Hatfield
28.05 – Slam Dunk Wales, Cardiff Uni featuring Taking Back Sunday, Motion City Soundtrack, Say Anything, Cancer Bats, While She Sleeps, The Audition, Don Broco and Straight Lines.
29.05 – Slam Dunk Scotland – ABC, Glasgow featuring Taking Back Sunday, Motion City Soundtrack and Say Anything, Cancer Bats, Hit The Lights and The Story So Far
Additionally Slam Dunk on Tour runs from 23.05 – 02.06 and features Hit The Lights, The Story So Far, Decade and Transit.