First up, there is the announcement of probably the top upcoming rock band in the UK at the moment… Deaf Havana. Slam Dunk Festival will see the first UK full live performance of the band in 2013 and will be one of only a handful of festival performances of the summer.
“We are really excited to get back to Slam Dunk, we kind of made a promise to not do much whilst writing and recording our new album but we always have an amazing time at Slam Dunk, and with the added Wolves show we are cannot wait. Plus – the after show, well…bit of fun isn’t it” says the band.
The band will use these shows to exclusively air new material from the album they are currently away recording.
Ska Punk will always stay close to the heart of Slam Dunk Festival and continuing a yearly theme the festival is excited to announce another special reunion. Titans of the UK scene King Prawn will be playing their first show in 10 years at Slam Dunk Festival 2013.
The band have released the following statement! “We hope you’ll join us in sharing a leisurely stroll through some of our finest material both old and older in a set jam packed with firm favourites the whole family can enjoy.”
Already boasting one of the best pop punk lineups ever assembled Slam Dunk will be taking things one step even further. Chicago Drive Thru heroes Allister will not only be coming over to play the festival but for the 10th anniversary of its UK release they will be playing their seminal album ‘Last Stop Suburbia’ in full. Expect to hear one of the biggest sing alongs of the festival to one of the best pop punk anthems ever …. ‘Somewhere On Fullerton’
Not stopping even there, Slam Dunk is proud to see the return of US pop punk band Transit and probably the biggest true pop punk band in the UK…. Me Vs Hero.
Now for some a little heavier… Scottish pop metallers Yashin who announced last week they would be playing the new Irish Slam Dunk last week, can now confirm they will be joining the bill for the main 3 festivals.
After being one of the hottest new bands of last year, The Word Alive will be tearing things up for the second year in a row but this time will be bringing Epitaph’s Our Last Night with them.
And finally after last playing Slam Dunk Festival with Dance Gavin Dance, the always controversial but one of the best voices in rock Jonny Craig will no doubt bring an army of loyal fans to hear songs from his previous bands and new solo material.
Saturday 25th May: Slam Dunk Festival North. Leeds University
Sunday 26th May: Slam Dunk Festival South. The Forum, Hatfield
Monday 27th May: Slam Dunk Festival Midlands. Wolverhampton Civic
New Additions: Deaf Havana, King Prawn, Allister, Transit, Me Vs Hero, Yashin, The Word Alive, Our Last Night & Jonny Craig
Previously announced: All Time Low, Four Year Strong, Sleeping With Sirens, The Skints, Pierce The Veil, The Early November, We Are The Ocean, The Wonder Years, Memphis May Fire, Streetlight Manifesto, Andrew McMahon, Senses Fail, Woe Is Me, Polar Bear Club, Man Overboard, The Summer Set, Mallory Knox, MC Lars, Fireworks, The Story So Far, Handguns, Hands Like Houses
Plus many more to be announced across 7 stages
Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival are £34 or £38 including the infamous aftershow party. For details go to www.slamdunkmusic.com
Additional regional events previously announced:
Friday 24th May, Slam Dunk Scotland, O2 ABC Glasgow (Four Year Strong, Pierce The Veil, Memphis May Fire, The Early November, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, Woe is Me & Hands Like Houses)
Tickets: £15 available from www.gigsinscotland.com, 08444 999 990. Aftershow info to be announced soon!
Tuesday 28th May, Slam Dunk Wales, Cardiff University (Four Year Strong, Pierce The Veil, Memphis May Fire, The Early November, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, Woe is Me & Hands Like Houses)
Tickets: £15 or £18 including aftershow available from www.ticketline.co.uk 02920 230130
Wednesday 29th May, Slam Dunk Ireland, The Academy Dublin (Four Year Strong, The Wonder Years, Bury Tomorrow, Yashin, Man Overboard, Fireworks, Jody Has A Hitlist, Wounds & Red Enemy)
Tickets: 18 Euros or 22 Euros (inc booking fee) available from www.ticketmaster.ie
All shows are 14 + and all after-shows 18+. All Tickets onsale now!