SLAM DUNK 2012

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!”

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 17th February with day tickets priced at  £32.50 and £36 aftershow. From www.lunatickets.co.uk and www.seetickets.com 24 hr cc hotline is 0871 220 0260.

FIRST BANDS FOR SLAM DUNK 2012

MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR SLAM DUNK 2012 & SLAM DUNK WALES AND SCOTLAND

SLAM DUNK ON TOUR

FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND AND MORE FOR SLAM DUNK 

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.

VANS WARPED TOUR 2012

Punk rock summer camp is baaaaaaaack! Storming its way through just about every city in the USA, Vans Warped Tour 2012 is the biggest ever year for what is now a rite of passage for most music fans. Tickets go on sale for each of the dates on March 30th, but you can register for pre-sale tickets here. In the mean time, check out the bands already announced for the tour below – every Wednesday, we’ll add more!

A Loss For Words | After The Burial | All Time Low | Anthony Raneri | Anti Flag |  Ballyhoo! | Bangups | Bayside | blessthefall | Born Of Osiris | Breathe Carolina | Brian Marquis | Captain Capa | CatchingYourClouds | Champagne Champagne | Chelsea Grin | Chunk! No Captain Chunk! | Cold Forty Three | Dead Sara | Divided By Friday | Echo Movement | Every Time I Die | Falling In Reverse | Fireworks | For Today | Four Year Strong | Funeral Party | G-Eazy | Hostage Calm | Hyro Da Hero | I Am The Avalanche | I Call Fives | I Fight Dragons | Impending Doom | Into It. Over It. | It Boys! | iwrestledabearonce | Justina | Koji | Living With Lions | Lost In Society | Machine Gun Kelly | Make Do And Mend | Man Overboard | Matt Toka | Mayday Parade | Memphis May Fire | Mighty Mongo | Miss May I | Mod Sun | Motionless In White | New Found Glory | Of Mice And Men | Oh No Fiasco | Owen Plant | Polar Bear Club | Rise To Remain | Senses Fail | Sick Of Sarah | Skip The Foreplay | Sleeping With Sirens | Stepdad | Super Water Sympathy | T. Mills | Taking Back Sunday | Ten Second Epic | The Constellations | The Darlings | The Ghost Inside | The Green | The Jukebox Romantics | The Silver Comet | The Used | Title Fight | Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds | Tonight Alive | Tony D’Angelo | Transit | Twin Atlantic | Vampires Everywhere! | Vanna | Vinny Caruana | Wax | We Are The In Crowd | We Are The Ocean | Wick-It The Instigator | Yellowcard | You Me At Six

HIT THE DECK FESTIVAL 2012

One of the most successful day festivals of 2011, Hit The Deck,  have begun to announce the line up for 2012. April 22nd 2012 will see some of the best alternative bands take over Nottingham, invading Rock City, Stealth, The Forum, and The Rescue Rooms. Tickets are on sale now from Alt Tickets and cost £20. You can check out the stage splits and set times for the festival here.

FIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR HIT THE DECK 2012!

MORE BANDS FOR HIT THE DECK

2011 HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO

FINAL BANDS FOR 2012 HIT THE DECK

HIT THE DECK 2012 REVIEW

Confirmed Acts

 Arcane Roots | Arse Full Of Chips | Autumn in Disguise | Baby Godzilla | Bat Sabbath | The Black and Reds | The Black Youth | Blackstorm | Bury Tomorrow |  Cancer Bats | Campus | Crazy Arm | Crossfaith | The Dangerous Summer | Dead Harts | Decade |  The Defiled | Don Broco | Heights | Hildamay |  Imperial Leisure | Junius | Kids In Glass Houses | Lower Than Atlantis |  Mallory Knox | Of Mice & Men |  Perry Bryan (Acoustic)  | Polar  | Rise To Remain | Rolo Tomassi | Shadows Chasing Ghosts | Silent Screams | The Social Club | Spycatcher | Straight Lines | The Summer Set | The Swellers | TRC | Verses | Violet | We Are The In Crowd | William Bailey (Acoustic) | With One Last Breath | Wolves Like Us | The Wonder Years | Yashin | Zebrahead

HEVY FESTIVAL 2012

One of the most successful festivals to emerge in the past few years, Hevy Festival, has announced that they will indeed be returning for a 4th year – once again at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent from August 3rd-6th 2012.

Bands will start being announced from January, with weekend tickets on sale now, costing £96, including access to the animal park. What more could anyone want? Punk and Hardcore bands galore with the occasional jaunt to a zoo – sounds too good to miss!

Confirmed Acts
Converge | Will Haven | Protest The Hero | Deaf Havana | A Wilhelm Scream | Verse | The Chariot | Deez Nuts | Set Your Goals | Trapped Under Ice | Pianos Become The Teeth | Balance and Composure | Sharks | Last Witness | Crocus

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2012

Download is back! For their tenth year they’ve promised to make it a good one: bigger, better and heavier than ever before, and with the headliners announced as none other than Prodigy, Metallica and Black Sabbath.

Get your tickets here with prices ranging from £155 for Weekend Ticket Arena only up to £190 for Weekend Ticket with 5 Nights camping. Special RIP tickets are also available but are selling fast, so if you want to camp in luxury Kabins, Kocoons, Pods, or hotels like  Priest House, Hilton or Thistle East  you better snatch them up quick!

Keep your eyes peeled as we bring you all the announcements over the coming months!

FIRST SUPPORTS FOR DOWNLOAD 201216th January 2012 

MORE ACTS FOR DOWNLOAD 2012! – 23rd January 2012 

14 MORE BANDS FOR DOWNLOAD1st February 2012 

MORE BANDS FOR DOWNLOAD 201229th February 2012

Bands Announced so far:

Anthrax | As I Lay Dying | August Burns Read | Biffy Clyro | Billy Talent | Black Label Society | Butcher Babies | Cancer Bats | Chase and Status | Corey Taylor | Devildriver | Devin Townsend Project | Dropkick Murphys | Fear Factory | Five Finger Death Punch | Fozzy | Ginger Wildheart | Gun | Heaven’s Basement | Kopek | Kyuss Lives! | Lamb of God | Little Angels | Machine Head | Marmozets | Megadeath | Periphery | Reckless Love | Red, White and Blues | Rise Against | Rise To Remain | Saxon | Sebastian Bach | Slash | Soil | Soundgarden  | Steel Panther | Sylosis | Tenacious D | Terrorvision | The Defiled | The James Cleaver Quintet | The Quireboys | Trivium | The Treatment | Ugly Kid Joe | Upon A Burning Body | We Are The Ocean | While She Sleeps | You Me At Six

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2012

25.02 – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
26.02 – Olympic Park, Sydney
02-03 – Showgrounds, Melbourne
03.03 – Bonython Park, Adelaide
05.03 – Claremont Showground, Perth

All shows are licensed/all ages

Tickets for all dates can be purchases from here and also via Oztix outlets and Ticketek

All Sidewave Shows Announced

Full Line-up:

System Of A Down 
| Slipknot 
| Limp Bizkit | Marilyn Manson | A Day To Remember | Bush | Machine Head | Lamb Of God | Bad Religion | Mastodon | Trivium | Alter Bridge | In Flames | Lostprophets | Staind | Angels & Airwaves | The Used | Cobra Starship | Wednesday 13 | You Me At Six | Devin Townsend Project | Coal Chamber | Unearth | Unwritten Law | Strung Out | Dashboard Confessional | Thursday | Dillinger Escape Plan | Raised Fist | Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society | Saves The Day | Underoath | Circa Survive | Steel Panther | The Black Dahlia Murder | Kids In Glass Houses | Meshuggah | The Pretty Reckless | Cathedral | Shadows Fall | Tonight Alive | Jack’s Mannequin | Fireworks | Zebrahead | Enter Shikari | The Sisters Of Mercy | Four Year Strong | Black Veil Brides | Madina Lake | Forever The Sickest Kids | Hatebreed | Biohazard | Motionless In White | Break Even / Heaven Shall Burn | Cky | Times Of Grace | Street Dogs | Dragonforce | Kvelertak | Gojira | Letlive | Hellyeah | Cro-Mags | Your Demise | Kittie | A Rocket To The Moon | The Ready Set | The Menzingers | Dream On Dreamer | Attack! Attack! (Uk) | Dredg | In This Moment | The Smoking Hearts | The Summer Set | The Cab | Black Tide | Hyro Da Hero | Holy Grail | Relient K | Versaemerge | These Kids Wear Crowns | Conditions | Heroes For Hire / Kill Hannah | Chimaira | Watain | The Dangerous Summer | Royal Republic | I Am The Avalanche | Framing Hanley | River City Extension | Turisas | Cherri Bomb