A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that Arizona’s finest original emo rockers Jimmy Eat World were going to headline their first UK festival by topping the bill at Slam Dunk 2018. Then, on Monday, it was announced they had co-headliners in the shape of none other than Good Charlotte. The Madden brothers and co have enjoyed a huge UK revival in the last couple of years, with a huge UK tour just finished and a heralded performance at the 2017 Download Festival. Seemingly it’s gone so well, they can’t wait to come back, and this time it’s on top of the line up for Slam Dunk Festival 2018!
As well as our two excellent headliners, there are another dozen plus bands on what looks like a great line up so far. Fresh from laying waste to venues across the land, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will be making their Slam Dunk Festival debut in 2018. UK alt-goth favourites Creeper are also returning to Slam Dunk in 2018 after their amazing year that has been 2017, and they can’t wait to play the festival again:
“It is with great excitement that we can announce today that we will be returning to Slam Dunk festival in 2018. Slam Dunk is always such an important event for our scene each year, and it is an incredible privilege to be playing the main stage. See you all there!”
Thursday will also be making an exclusive UK appearance at Slam Dunk 2018, with their frontman Geoff Rickly hugely excited about their UK return:
“From the very first moment Thursday started playing shows again, we began to ask each other, ‘How can we get back to the UK?!’ Well, we have finally found a way. We’re very happy to be joining some of our oldest friends at Slam Dunk and we have a bunch of surprises still in store. See you soon. Stay tuned. “
The rest of the line up so far is also very impressive; Taking Back Sunday, Pvris, Every Time I Die, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, Crown The Empire, State Champs, Trash Boat, Sleeping With Sirens and Four Year Strong are all onboard for what will be Slam Dunk’s biggest year yet.
Slam Dunk Festival 2018 takes place at it’s usual locations of Birmingham, Leeds and Hatfield – though Slam Dunk South at Hatfield has migrated from the University of Hertfordshire to a new home at Hatfield House – and they have doubled the capacity as a result, so many more fans will be able to enjoy the southern installment!
Tickets on sale now and are available from http://slamdunkmusic.com/. Prices are £49 for the festival or £55 including the infamous afterparty, not including booking or postage fees.
Stay tuned for further Slam Dunk updates, as well as the rest of the UK’s major rock and metal festivals (Download, Bloodstock, Reading & Leeds and more) here at Rock Sins.