Slam Dunk Festival, now in its 8th year are proud to announce that it has expanded to a full 3 day touring festival. The new Midlands Festival will be a full version of the festival and will have the same acts and number of stages (7) including outdoor stages as the Leeds & Hatfield sites.
Headliners of Slam Dunk are Marylands finest, ALL TIME LOW. The band have enjoyed huge chart success this year with the new record ‘Don’t Panic’ going in at number 9 in the UK charts for Hopeless Records and are one of the biggest selling live acts in the pop-punk world. “We’re always excited to come to the UK, it’s never dull over there! This is going to be phenomenal” says Alex Gaskarth. For his full interview check out this weeks Kerrang!
PIERCE THE VEIL will be joining them on the bill. Having a sold out UK tour under their belts, being the most talked about band on the US Warped tour and a fantastic new album. “We are stoked to announce that we are playing Slam Dunk next year! We have heard nothing but amazing things about this festival from all our friends who have played it before. Plus, since it falls during our headlining run, it will be great to play amongst so many of our friends who will no doubt be there too” – Vic Fuentes of PTV
Ska-punk will be making a return to Slam Dunk in the form of New Jersey’s Streetlight Manifesto. This will be the first time they have played the UK years so will be sure to start a party at Slam Dunk!
Slam Dunk will boast some excellent EXCLUSIVES to the 2013 lineup- first to be announced are the brilliant Massachusetts pop punk/melodic hardcore band FOUR YEAR STRONG. The band were last over in the UK for the Blink-182 arena dates. With last years brilliant ‘In Some Way, Shape or Form’ album proving to be their best so far, this 2013 festival exclusive will be a must see at Slam Dunk 2013.
THE EARLY NOVEMBER, will also exclusively play their first shows on UK shores since their reformation. With a career spanning 13 years and starting their career on the legendary Drive-Thru records, which spawned a scene. Their new record In Currents is out now on Rise Records.
Festival owner Ben Ray says. “Once again I am pleased to have such a great lineup to announce. I am especially pleased this year to announce a brand new 3rd full festival. Originating from the Midlands myself, I have always wanted to take the festival there and now after years of work building the brand across the country I feel I can now take it home! I hope fans across the country will continue to support the growth a homegrown UK festival, and let’s make 2013 a big one together.”
Saturday 25th May: Slam Dunk Festival North Leeds University
Sunday 26th May: Slam Dunk Festival South Herts Uni, Hatfield
Monday 27th May: Slam Dunk Festival Midlands Wolverhampton Civic
All shows are 14+ and aftershows 18+. Onsale: Friday 7th December at 10am.
Tickets are £34 or £38 including the infamous aftershow party. For details go to www.slamdunkmusic.com/tickets
Check out the first announcement poster below: