With the season of festival announcements well and truly underway, Slam Dunk Festival 2016 have announced another eleven bands to join the fun for the May Bank Holiday triple header event in Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield.
This announcement focuses heavily on home grown talent – in fact, only one of the bands isn’t from the UK. That would be Japanese rockers Coldrain, having recently had great success touring with Bullet For My Valentine and While She Sleeps here in the UK are set for more good times on British soil at Slam Dunk this May.
Now, to the homegrown talent. First up are London quintet Young Guns, fresh from their comeback year and comeback album Ones and Zeros, Gus and the boys will be bringing their well loved brand of alt rock to Slam Dunk stages. They will be joined by numerous up and coming young British bands in the shape of Top 40 chart success story As It Is, WSTR and Trash Boat.
Two veterans of the UK diy punk scene are also on board for this year’s Slam Dunk Festival festivities in the shape of Spunge and King Prawn, who will be out to show their younger contemporaries exactly how it’s done. For those who like their genre’s mixed, there’s plenty to enjoy in the shape of Astroid Boys, The One Hundred and especially rising stars The Qemists. Lastly, and most heavily, metalcore stars Heart Of A Coward are set to blow the heads off the attendees in Hatfield, Birmingham and Leeds with their crushing brand of UK metal.
All of the above bands join the likes of headliners Panic! At The Disco, Of Mice & Men, New Found Glory, ISSUES, Every Time I Die, Zebrahead and many more. Full confirmation of the details for Slam Dunk Festival 2016 are:
Saturday 28 May 2016 – North – Leeds City Centre
Sunday 29 May 2016 – Midlands –Birmingham, NEC
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2016 – South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire
Tickets are on sale now and priced at £42 or £47 including afterparty. The festival is for Age 14 + (festival only) or 18+ for the afterparty tickets.
For the first time, due to popular demand, there is also a limited edition Mega Ticket on sale for £150. This ticket includes admittance to all 3 events and includes afterparties, wristband exchange queue jumps and a limited edition t-shirt.
Anyone who wants to attend Slam Dunk 2016 and has not yet bought their tickets can do so at the festivals’ official website https://slamdunkmusic.com/. Stay tuned for more updates as the festival gets ever closer!