The countdown for a much anticipated return for Slam Dunk Festival is ON! With less than 4 weeks to go until we’ll be returning to the UK’s biggest independent rock festival.
Like many others, the festival has been hit with complications surrounding international travel; leaving some acts unable to appear at events. Due to this, Sum 41, Four Year Strong, Me First & The Gimmie Gimmies, The Vandals, With Confidence, Crown The Empire, Ice Nine Kills, and Free Throw will no longer be appearing at Slam Dunk Festival 2021.
With their current chart battle on soon-to-be released EP, American Noir, Creeper have been added to play alongside South Wales finest metallers, Brutallity Will Prevail, and Hopeless Records’ social media sensation NOAHFINNCE. As well as these additions, East London reggae-punks, The Skints, and Slam Dunk Record’s very own For You The Moon will also be playing.
Talking about the festival, Josh Waters Rudge of The Skints said:
“Slam Dunk is one of The Skints happy places, and to be coming back after the pandemic to this Punk In Drublic stage with so many of our friends and heroes feels like an absloute dream after the nightmare of no shows for a year and a half!”
Adding to the discussion, Brutality Will Prevail said: “We are super excited to finally get back to it like everyone else must be. The lineup is stacked so whether you’re new to us or not, come see what we are all about!”
For so many, Slam Dunk is a year highlight and feels like returning home. More so than any other year, turning up to the event is going to feel that extra bit special. Isaac Cooter of For You The Moon feels no different.
“We grew up going to Slam Dunk Festival and have seen so many of our idols on the key club stage! The fact that Normandie are playing the same stage as us is mental- those guys are absolutely phenomenal and a big inspiration for our sound! This is just the beginning- we’ve been working so hard to get our live set to where it is now, I genuinely believe it’s built for those big stages! Big love to the slam dunk team- You guys are Class.”
Determined to deliver the ultimate alternative celebration in 2021, Slam Dunk will follow all goverenment guidelines to ensure a totally Covid-19 secure event. Slam Dunk will be taking place at Temple Newsam in Leeds (North) and Hatfield Park, Hatfield (South) on the 4th and 5th September.
Slam Dunk Festival 2021 Line up is as follows:
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2021 LINE UP IS AS FOLLOWS:
AS IT IS
CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK!
DAYS N DAZE
ESCAPE THE FATE
FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
POPES OF CHILLITOWN
STRAY FROM THE PATH
THE BABOON SHOW
THE BOTTOM LINE
WE ARE THE IN CROWD
WHILE SHE SLEEPS