Slam Dunk Festival, the UK's favourite and biggest independent touring festival announced its return for the 9th year recently. Headliners and platinum record sellers, The All American Rejects will be playing exclusively over 3 days - Leeds, Hatfield and Wolverhampton- it will be the biggest yet! The 7 stage event uses a combination of indoor and outdoor stages across urban sites to create a totally unique festival experience.
Saturday 24th May: Slam Dunk Festival North. Leeds University.
Sunday 25th May: Slam Dunk Festival South. The Forum, Hertfordshire.
Monday 26th May: Slam Dunk Festival Midlands. Wolverhampton Civic.
Following on from the initial announcement, Slam Dunk is thrilled to have the following 4 bands from the US flying in exclusively just to play the events.
We Are The In Crowd will be returning to Slam Dunk Festival and are set to be one of the favourites of the weekend. Singer, Tay Jardine says "The biggest reward of playing Slam Dunk's going to be seeing our old fans and making some new ones! It's going to be a lot of fun."
Already having a strong ska punk bill including Goldfinger and Zebrahead, Slam Dunk is proud to go one step further and announce the kings of the scene. Less Than Jake. They previously joint headlined the festival back in 2011 with Reel Big Fish, but have agreed to make a special guest appearance after just completing their most successful sold out UK tour ever playing to over 25,000 people in 2 weeks.
Blitz Kids will be back for the 2nd year in a row, bringing songs from their recently released and much acclaimed new album 'The Good Youth' to the festival. Following on from tours with All Time Low, Lower Than Atlantis and Canterbury, this festival will see the band cement their place as 2014 Ones To Watch.
One of the most talked about bands of this year, State Champs will be making their UK debut festival appearance at Slam Dunk 2014 after having got rave reviews for their album 'Finer Things'.
Joining them will be two bands returning to the festival Boston's A Loss For Words and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! from Paris, France.
A Loss For Words
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Crown The Empire
Hit The Lights
I Am The Avalanche
I Killed The Prom Queen
Less Than Jake
Motion City Soundtrack
The All American Rejects (Festival headliner)
The Devil Wears Prada
The Ghost Inside
We Are The In Crowd
In addition to the 3 main festivals, Slam Dunk is pleased to announce it will be returning to Scotland and Wales. However instead of the usual Cardiff and Glasgow events, this year will see Slam Dunk spreading its wings and visit new cities in both countries:
Friday 23rd May: Slam Dunk Scotland, Edinburgh Liquid Room
Tuesday 27th May: Slam Dunk Wales, Newport Centre
These stripped down versions of the main festival will see an amazing pop punk bill at both featuring:
We Are the In Crowd, Hit the Lights, Neck Deep, Decade + Special Guests