We have our final bands added to the already incredible Slam Dunk Festival line up.
Fresh from their tour with Don Broco, Neck Deep will be back to where it all started from their mammoth two year world tour for The Peace and The Panic, before heading off to work on a new album.
UK favourites As It Is are returning to the festival with their stunning reinvention for The Great Depression. Patty Walters of As It Is says; “Words can’t even describe our excitement to be returning to Slam Dunk Festival. I’ve been attending Slam Dunk as a fan for nearly ten years now, and this year won’t be any different with such an unreal lineup of bands. We can’t wait to get rowdy with you at our biggest Slam Dunk yet. The crash is coming.”
Another UK favourite added to the line up are Boston Manor. Following the release of their second album; Welcome To The Neighbourhood.
And one who we predicted thanks to Matty’s instagram story, pop punk legends and Slam Dunk favourites; A Loss For Words are back after their split in 2015. As May marks 10 years since The Kids Can’t Lose I’m sure we can expect a setlist packed with classics like; Hold Your Breath and Mount St Joseph. We’re excited to see the lads again, if you have no idea who they are, they’re one of the best live acts you’ll see, trust us you do NOT want to miss them!
Breaking Billboard’s Top 40 chart in 2017 with highly-charged single ‘Blood // Water’, grandson joins the impressive Slam Dunk Festival lineup. After a mammoth 12 months which featured trailblazing live moments, monumental streaming numbers and a Fueled By Ramen signing, Jordan Benjamin aka grandson will spark a youthful rebellion with an hotly-tipped performance at Slam Dunk Festival.
On making his Slam Dunk and UK festival debut, grandson says;
“This summer I and a small caravan of the baddest most diabolical rock and roll immigrants I could possibly assemble will be descending on your grounds to play my first ever festival outside of North America. I am not exaggerating when I say it is something I have been looking forward to my entire life, and my preparation, enthusiasm onstage, and general attitude will reflect that excitement I have. I can not promise you will agree with everything I have to say up there, I can not promise I will fit in with the rest of the music you will hear that day, but I promise it’ll get real fucking loud and real fucking dark. See you there.”
Taking inspiration from the likes of SiKth, Everything Everything and Abba, Press To Meco are refreshingly creative in their musical pursuits. With soaring vocals and technical veracity, the Croydon three piece are set to make a storm at Slam Dunk Festival. Slam Dunk will also look forward to an energetic performance from Canada’s Story Untold who will deliver smooth pop-rock rhythms from across the Atlantic to Hatfield and Leeds. Australian natives Between You & Me are also set to join the Slam Dunk lineup with infectious hits like ‘Dakota’ and ‘Overthinking’ for a demonstration in pop-punk from Down Under.
Press To Meco say;
“We’re super excited to announce we’ll be playing Slam Dunk this year. It’s one of the coolest UK festivals and they knock the line up out of the park every year.”
Birmingham metallers SHVPES will mark their unstoppable rise with an appearance at this year’s festival, bringing their highly-anticipated new album Greater Than to life with a life presence that has captivated audiences around the world. Delivering filthy riffs and monster blastbeats with their latest album Nomad, North Texan mob Kublai Khan promise an unmissable performance. Cruel Hand will inject even more American hardcore to Hatfield and Leeds over the May Bank Holiday weekender.
“We’re fired up and ready to come back and hit Slam Dunk this year with our new record. It’s always been a milestone moment. See you in the pit!”
We also have a pretty sweet acoustic stage line up. Which is graced by Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack, Rob Lynch, Liam Cromby former We Are The Ocean, Chas Palmer-Williams of Lightyear and Lizzy Farrell.
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