As we’re well and truly into 2016 now, the festival announcements are set to keep rolling in and Slam Dunk have just announced the second wave of bands for their May Bank Holiday triple header of a festival.
Joining the previously announced headliners Panic At The Disco as well as the likes of Of Mice & Men and New Found Glory are eight new bands who are sure to get fans of Slam Dunk VERY excited.
Top of the list is a Slam Dunk Festival exclusive and it is the UK return of Set Your Goals! The US melodic hardcore outfit, who announced their reformation just before Christmas, are hugely excited to return to the UK for Slam Dunk 2016:
“We are thrilled to be back on Slam Dunk this year. We’ve taken much time off and It only felt right that our first festival back be with you guys. We want to thank everyone attending for inviting us over, and we hope to give you one of the best shows of 2016!”
Joining Set Your Goals, UK live favourites The Story So Far will also appear as another exclusive to the Slam Dunk triple header bill, having sold out a tour on these shores as recently as December 2015. Flying the flag for the home grown bands will be Cambridge rockers Mallory Knox, who’s profile has increased enormously over the last year, becoming Kerrang Magazine cover stars and part of the Radio One A-List. They’ll be returning to Hatfield, Leeds and the new Midlands venue of Birmingham to be a big part of the fun for 2016. The Starting Line will also make a very rare UK appearance and will be another exclusive to the festival.
A healthy dose of US metalcore will also be on show as We Came As Romans and Miss May I make the trip over the Atlantic to come and take part in Slam Dunk 2016. Meanwhile their compatriots, party loving punk favourites Zebrahead are returning once again to Slam Dunk – the band who, by their own admission, would play the event every year if they could. Their British punk counterparts Capdown will also be returning to Slam Dunk in 2016 – their first appearance since the first edition of the festival ten years ago.
Tickets for the festival (each individual date) are on sale now priced at £42 or £47 if you want to hit the afterparty. You must be Age 14 or over for the festival with only 18+ allowed into the afterparty.
If you love Slam Dunk Festival so much you simply MUST go to all three days the organisers have announced a special “Mega Ticket” to cover all three dates for the first time, which you can obtain for £150. This ticket includes admittance to all 3 events and includes afterparties, wristband exchange queue jumps and a limited edition t-shirt.
To get tickets for any (or all) days of Slam Dunk 2016, please visit the festival’s official website https://www.slamdunkmusic.com.