Slam Dunk is celebrating ten years of being a Really Good Festival this year and they’ve now added another eight bands to the lineup.
Joining headliners (and current Upset cover stars) Panic! At The Disco, New Found Glory and Mallory Knox will be Moose Blood, Gnarwolves and The Word Alive. Also announced are the recently reunited The King Blues as well as The Amity Affliction, Chunk!, No Captain Chunk! and Catch 22. Shikari Sound System will also be bringing their DJ set to the three-pronged event which takes place over the May bank holiday weekend.
The dates for Slam Dunk 2016 are as follows.
28 Slam Dunk North, Leeds City Centre
29 Slam Dunk Midlands, Birmingham NEC
30 Slam Dunk South, Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire
Tickets are on sale now and the complete lineup looks a little like this (thanks to a very handy poster.)
Last year’s Slam Dunk was one of the highlights of Moose Blood’s year and, with a new album in the bag, they’ll be looking for a repeat experience this year. ““We honestly couldn’t have wished for any more,” explains Eddy Brewerton of his band’s 2015. “We have been so busy and we are so thankful for every opportunity that we have been given. We feel very lucky. Our first headline run was fantastic for us, our sets at Reading and Leeds, Slam Dunk and Warped UK… Spending the summer on Warped Tour was an incredible experience.”
Meanwhile festival founder & director, Ben Ray says, “2016 marks the 10th Anniversary of the first Slam Dunk Festival. I had no idea back then what I thought would be a one off event would still be going now, let alone continued to grow to the size it has become.”
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