VANS WARPED TOUR UK LINE UP ANNOUNCED

Lostprophets and Bring Me The Horizon are to headline the UK leg of the legendary music festival, coming to Alexandra Palace on 10th November. Also playing are 3OH!3, A Loss For Words, A Skylit Drive, Architects, AWOLNATION, Blood On The Dance Floor, Bowling For Soup, Breathe Carolina, Bury Tomorrow, Crossfaith, Dead Sara, Family Force 5, Less Than Jake, Man Overboard, Me Vs Hero, Middle Finger Salute, New Found Glory, The Acacia Strain, The Story So Far and Yashin. More bands will be announced over four stages and the festival will play host to a skate show and a huge merch market. All of the fun of the US Warped, under one roof to keep you warm and dry! Tickets are on sale now from this link.

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SLAM DUNK SCOTLAND REVIEW

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

NEW ADDITIONS TO SLAM DUNK


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.

Full set of Slam Dunk Dates are as follows:

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)
31.05Slam Dunk By The Sea @ Southampton, Guildhall (featuring – Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Goldfinger & Set Your Goals.)

‘SLAM DUNK ON TOUR’ DATES

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!

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2011

So, Slam Dunk Festival returns for another year! Despite the problems faced last year at Hertfordshire University, the festival returns to Hatfield as well as Leeds University. This year there is a bit of a switcharoo, traditionally Leeds was always on the Sunday, but this year sees Leeds on Saturday 28th May (which the CtrlAltRock girls are a bit sad face about!) and Hatfield is on Sunday 29th May. The change in date is apparently to allow for Herts Uni to prepare for Slam Dunk after their Summer Ball on the Friday, which they say will help will ease the problems of last year, allowing them to move the merch village outside. Let’s hope for less rain then!

Whilst not the headliners, the thing CtrlAltRock are most excited for is the reunion of Drive Thru pop-punk legends, The Starting Line. They will be joined by co-headliners Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish and also on the line-up are Mayday Parade, Framing Hanley, MC Lars, We Are The Ocean, Deaf Havana and 3oh!3. More acts will be announced, so we will be sure to keep you posted!