In what consistently proves to be one of the best weekends of the year for live music, the annual Slam Dunk Festival today descends once more on to sun-drenched Leeds. Read more…
The newest signing to LAB Records and CtrlAltRock favourites Cartel have released the deluxe edition of their EP ‘In Stereo’. The EP, which has five new bonus tracks, is available on iTunes in the UK and Europe. The band are over in the UK supporting Forever The Sickest Kids and will be appearing at Slam Dunk Festival, so don’t forget to catch their fantastic live show while they’re here.
As the festival draws ever closer, another wave of bands has been announced for Slam Dunk Festival. Playing only their 3rd show since being joined by new frontman Wade MacNeil, Gallows will be appearing in what is sure to be a fantastic performance. Other bands announce include Capdown, Random Hand, Sharks, Hildamay, Straight Lines, Misser, Acoda, Our Time Down Here and an acoustic set from Attack Attack / Dopamine frontman Neil Starr.
If that isn’t enough to excite you, the lovely people at Slam Dunk have made a ‘Dunkumentary’ recap of last year’s festival to get you going. You can check it out here. Who are you most excited to see at the festival this year?
Slam Dunk have announced their first ever sponsored tour, ‘Slam Dunk On Tour’. This will feature bands already confirmed acts Hit The Lights, The Story So Far and Decade, and we are pleased to announce Transit on both this tour as well as the festival. This tour will hit the road around the UK for 11 dates, including sets at both festival dates.
23.05 – Trillians, Newcastle
24.05 – Moho, Manchester
25.05 – Academy 2, Liverpool
26.05 – Slam Dunk North @ Leeds Uni
27.05 – Slam Dunk South @ Hatfield
28.05 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
29.05 – King Tuts, Glasgow
30.05 – Asylum, Birmingham
31.05 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
01.06 – CF10, Cardiff
02.06 – The Peel, Kingston
Slam Dunk On Tour tickets are £12 regionally and Slam Dunk Festival tickets are £32.50 per day, both are available from www.seetickets.com.
7 new bands have been announced for the mighty Slam Dunk Festival at Leeds and Hatfield this May:
Cartel | Mc Lars | No Trigger | Heartsounds | Decade | Save Your Breath | It Boys
The line-up at present can be seen on our super special Slam Dunk Festival feature post which gives details of both Slam Dunk North and South as well as Scotland, Wales and the newly announced Slam Dunk on Tour tour.
The next wave of bands for Slam Dunk 2012 have been announced for both 26th May in Leeds University and 27th May at the Hatfield Campus of Herts University:
The Blackout | Motion City Soundtrack | Say Anything | While She Sleeps | Of Mice And Men | Hit The Lights | Lower Than Atlantis | The Story So Far | Don Broco | The Word Alive | For The Fallen Dreams | I See Stars | Upon A Burning Book
Additionally, there will be Slam Dunk shows at Cardiff Uni on May 28th and Glasgow ABC on May 29th. Taking Back Sunday, Motion City Soundtrack and Say Anything will play both shows with Cancer Bats, While She Sleeps, The Audition, Don Broco and Straight Lines completing the line up in Wales. Hit The Lights and The Story So Far will play in Scotland.
The first bands for Slam Dunk 2012 have been announced for both 26th May in Leeds University and 27th May at the Hatfield Campus of Herts University:
Taking Back Sunday | Architects | The King Blues | Every Time I Die | Cancer Bats | Set Your Goals | Make Do and Mend | Mayday Parade | Forever The Sickest Kids | The Audition
TBS Frontman Adam Lazzara had this to say about their headline slot at the festival “We can’t wait to head over to the UK to play Slam Dunk Festival. It’s a bunch of great bands, some we’ve played with and others we have not, so it’s gonna be cool getting to see and meet everyone. Hope to see y’all there!”
New gallery of photos from Slam Dunk Scotland featuring Set Your Goals, Goldfinger, Anti-Flag and Less Than Jake here
Several new acts have been announced for this year’s Slam Dunk Festival including Hyro Da Hero, Cartel (UK exclusive shows), Not Advised and Bury Tomorrow. Whilst the Kerrang! Introducing stage will feature Blitz Kids, Lower Than Atlantis, Don Broco, Rio, Basement, Summerlin, Lost Boys and The Famous Class. Like last year, the opening slot for the Kerrang! Introducing stage will feature bands chosen by blink-182’s Tom DeLonge (last year’s winners Francesqa are also making a re-appearance).
Slam Dunk Festival has added three more bands to the 2011 line up. This Time Next Year, A Loss For Words and Dance Gavin Dance will be at Leeds on the 28th May and Hatfield on the 29th. This Time Next Year killed it at last year’s festival so if you didn’t catch them then make sure to put them on your Not To Be Missed list this year!