Name: Slam Dunk
Where: Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield
When: 27th, 28th, 29th May
Taking over three different sites over the bank holiday weekend Slam Dunk not only showcases some of the best names in punk but also some of the new comes who’ll be gracing the main stages of the future.
With just the first round of names announced for 2018’s edition Slam Dunk is off to a cracking start. In a Slam Dunk first, the headline slot will see a double whammy with Good Charlotte and Jimmy Eat World co-headlining. Joining them are Taking Back Sunday, PVRIS, Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Trash Boat and many more yet to be announced.
In its 11 year history, the festival has seen some of the best names in punk rise through it’s ranks. Among some of the names it’s seen tread its boards over the years are Panic! At The Disco, Of Mice & Men, Mallory Knox, Creeper, DEAD!, All Time Low, You Me At Six, Architects, PVRIS, Lower Than Atlantis, The Wonder Years and many more.
Featuring 65 acts over 8 stages Slam Dunk packs the punch of a big festival in a 20,000 cap area. With so much going on it’s easy to discover something great. Slam Dunk Festival is set to take place in Leeds City Centre on Saturday 26th May, Hatfield House on Sunday 27th May and Birmingham’s NEC’s on Monday 28th May. Tickets for the festival start from £49, and can be purchased from the Slam Dunk website.