Well, well, well, Slam Dunk Festival have not messed around with their first band announcement for 2019! With a host of news around the festival for next year to tell you about, we’re kicking off with the fact that Baltimore pop punk favourites All Time Low are confirmed to headline Slam Dunk 2019 in a UK exclusive for next year. Here’s Alex Gasgarth on the big news:
“There’s been a bit of an ATL drought in the UK recently so we thought it best to come back and tear shit up with some rad bands. Bring your life jackets.”
Slam Dunk will be the only place to catch Alex and the boys anywhere in the UK in 2019 – but there’s much more besides All Time Low to talk about!
Joining them are punk royalty NOFX and “the godfathers of pop punk” New Found Glory, and Chad Gilbert from NFG is absolutely ecstatic about their return to Slam Dunk:
“We are the Michael Jordan of Slam Dunk. And we are coming to alley oop all our jams down your faces.”
Pulling a rabbit out of the hat as they usually do, the mighty Gallows will be returning to Slam Dunk next year. The Gallows twitter account suddenly came back to life yesterday with a cryptic, brief video, and now we know why. Laurent Bernard of Gallows puts it quite simply:
“We’ve tried to bury Gallows so many times, but the fucker just won’t die. I guess we’ll see you in May!”
Also onboard in the first wave of bands for Slam Dunk 2019 are pop punk darlings Waterparks, comeback kings Story Of The Year, ska legends Mad Caddies and post-hardcore favourites Silverstein! Story Of The Year’s Ryan Phillips is another who cannot wait for next May to roll around:
“We are crazy stoked for Slam Dunk, especially since we haven’t been to the UK in ages! We’re itching to get over there and jam some tracks from our latest album “Wolves”, so get ready to have your face melted off and have all of your beer drunk by us dummies”.
Substantial changes are taking place in the make up of Slam Dunk Festival for 2019. The much loved Leeds / Birmingham / Hatfield triple header has been reduced to two installments, with Midlands no longer running and a bigger location in Leeds taking the place of the previous city centre location for Slam Dunk North. South will remain in it’s new home of Hatfield House that proved so popular last year. Tickets are on sale right now costing £59 and can be obtained from the official festival website https://www.slamdunkfestival.com/.