New gallery of photos from Slam Dunk Scotland featuring Set Your Goals, Goldfinger, Anti-Flag and Less Than Jake here
For pop-punk fans across the country, the summer festival season is usually kicked off by the ever-growing Slam Dunk travelling circus. Taking lead from the tradition established in 2010, this year’s North and South festivals were accompanied by gigs further afield whose line-ups gave a taste of what was on offer at the main event. We headed along to Slam Dunk Scotland to get a piece of the action…read more
The latest additions to the Slam Dunk Festivals 2011 lineup are Hellogoodbye who followed up their hit album ‘Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!’ with the release of‘Would It Kill You?’ last month, The Dangerous Summer who were last seen on these shores supporting Francesqa, Yorkshire metallers making big waves While She Sleeps, Glaswegian rockers Yashin, Preston punks Failsafe, who were recently seen on an episode of The Inbetweeners and New York pop-punkers With The Punches.
All of the above join the following bands already confirmed for the festivals: Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, 3oh!3, The Starting Line, Set Your Goals, We Are The Ocean, Goldfinger, Anti-Flag, Hit The Lights, Mayday Parade, Deaf Havana, Framing Hanley, Versa Emerge, Francesqa, The Skints, Dance Gavin Dance, This Time Next Year, Rocket To The Moon, We Are The In Crowd, Innerpartysystem, Tek One, A Loss For Words and Decade.
27.05– Slam Dunk Scotland @ Glasgow ABC (featuring – Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Goldfinger & Set Your Goals)
28.05 – Slam Dunk Festival North @ Leeds, University (featuring the full line-up detailed further down the press release)
29.05 – Slam Dunk Festival South @Hatfield, University Of Hertfordshire (featuring the full line-up detailed further down the press release)
30.05 – Slam Dunk Birmingham @Birmingham, HMV Institute (featuring – Less Than Jake, The Starting Line, Goldfinger, Anti-Flag, We Are The Ocean, Set Your Goals, Hit The Lights, MC Lars and more TBC)
31.05 – Slam Dunk By The Sea @ Southampton, Guildhall (featuring – Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Goldfinger & Set Your Goals.)
Friday 27th May – Slam Dunk Scotland – Glasgow ABC
Saturday 28th May – Slam Dunk Festival North – Leeds, University
Sunday 29th May – Slam Dunk Festival South – Hatfield, University Of Hertfordshire
Monday 30th May – Slam Dunk Birmingham – Birmingham, HMV Institute
Tuesday 31st May – Slam Dunk By The Sea – Southampton, Guildhall
In addition to these exciting additional dates a few new bands have been added to the main events at Leeds and Hatfield in the shape of Set Your Goals, pop-punk legends Hit The Lights, fast-rising British rockers Francesqa and dub-step act, Tek One.
Be sure to snap up your tickets asap!
As if last week’s announcement for this year’s Slam Dunk Festival wasn’t enough to send you running to buy your tickets one week on we’ve got yet another bunch of bands added to the line-up! Joining the likes of 3oh!3 and pop punk legends The Starting Line are Anti- Flag, We Are The In Crowd, Goldfinger, A Rocket To The Moon and VersaEmerge.
As it’s the 10th anniversary of Slam Dunk, founder Ben Ray had this to say:
“Being the 10
th anniversary of Slam Dunk it was important for me to have a lineup that truly represents the way the scene has evolved over the last 10 years. I am extremley happy to have some of the bands that inspired me to start the club night from which the festival evolved from.
Returning to Leeds University for a 5th year, 2011 will not doubt surely see a another repeat of one of the best Festival atmospheres at any rock festival anywhere in the world. Going back to Hatfield for it’s 2nd year any teething problems of last year’s event have been ironed out with a different layout and the main stage and merch village being outdoors. Increased and improved security will ensure a smooth flow of people between all the stages. The dates have also been swapped around to give the venue time to recover from it’s Summer Ball on the Friday night which caused us problems last year.”
Tickets are on sale now from all the usual outlets – be sure to snap them up asap!