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.
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!