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


Due to phenomenal demand, Slam Dunk Festival is expanding yet again to take some of the festival’s line up to other cities across the May bank holiday weekend. New additions are Slam Dunk Scotland (featuring – Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Goldfinger & Set Your Goals), Slam Dunk Birmingham (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) and of course  Slam Dunk By The Sea (featuring – Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Goldfinger & Set Your Goals.)
Dates are now as follows:

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!