Fresh off the You Me At Six UK tour, CtrlAltRock favourites Mayday Parade have just released their video for ‘Stay’. Check it out!



In the middle of their UK tour with You Me At Six, we caught up with Mayday Parade’s bassist Jeremy Lenzo to talk about their new album. Read more…


With three bands playing before them (two of them making their début performances to a a neglected London crowd), Mayday Parade have a hefty task ahead of them in making this their night. Not that they have much to worry about; the audience in question seem so grateful to escape the apocalyptic rain pelting down outside that I wouldn’t put it past them to stand through an hour and a half of Rebecca Black covers with smiles on their faces…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.

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.)


Mayday Parade are touring the UK to coincide with their appearance at Slam Dunk Festival. Support comes from A Rocket To The Moon and We Are The In Crowd (so it’s possible we can also see them announced for Slam Dunk shortly!)

You can catch them at;

16.05 – Northampton Roadmender
17.05 – Kingston Peel
18.05 – Leicester Sub91
19.05 – Yeovil Orange Box
22.05 – Cardiff University
23.05 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
24.05 – Glasgow Garage
25.05 – Manchester Academy 2
26.05 – London Koko
27.05 – Birmingham O2 Academy 2
30.05 – Oxford O2 Academy 2
31.05 – Norwich Waterfront

01.06 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms


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!