Britain’s annual pop-punk, alt-rock, and all things heavy long-weekender is putting the finishing touches on this years festivities, today announcing their final wave of acts for the three-day touring festival as well as the long awaited stage-splits!
Heading up the announcement and joining festival co-headliners Jimmy Eat World, as well as the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Moose Blood, and Twin Atlantic on the Monster Energy Stage, Watford alt-rock phenomenons Lower Than Atlantis return to the Slam Dunk madness riding off the back of their UK Top Ten-charting fifth album ‘Safe In Sound.’ Frontman Mike Duce said:
“Slam Dunk is one of my favourite festivals in the world! The crowds are always up for a laugh and I feel like almost every band’s sets feel like a headline set. It’ll also be really nice for us to see all our mates that are in other bands. Social media content for days, a banging rock n roll show and then we make the big party!”
Emo pop-rock figureheads Say Anything and pop-punk newcomers Homesafe (featuring members of Knuckle Puck) are also set to grace the Slam Dunk stage this year. Old friends of the festival, Me Vs Hero, are gracing the stage for an exclusive reunion playing their debut album ‘Days That Shape Our Lives’ in full, bringing their mix of pop-punk, hardcore, and heavy metal to the fore once more!
The Monster Stage will be the place to catch emo-rock legends Jimmy Eat World as they celebrate their 25th anniversary with their first performance at Slam Dunk Festival. Showing them how it’s done will be Taking Back Sunday who will unite the crowd with heart-felt singalongs with additional performances from Lower Than Atlantis, Moose Blood, and Twin Atlantic, the Monster stage will also see unmissable reunion performances from The Audition and The Dangerous Summer.
This year’s Fireball Stage will see fan-favourites Reel Big Fish’s return to Slam Dunk as this stage’s headline alongside Californian legends Goldfinger, Brit reggae-punks The Skints, with Zebrahead and Capdown as they join Save Ferris, King Prawn, Guttermouth and Templeton Pek for the biggest punk & ska-party of the year!
Known for bringing the heavy, the Impericon stage has all bases covered this year with American hardcore punk rockers Every Time I Die topping the bill. In addition to these incredible heavyweights, the Impericon Stage also welcomes the return of Canadian leaders Comeback Kid, Northlane, Crown The Empire, The Devil Wears Prada and Astroid Boys. Counterparts, Brutality Will Prevail and Loathe will be appearing here at Slam Dunk Festival for the first time ever.
Over on this year’s Signature Brew Stage, Patty Walters will be leading As It Is to the top, following highly-anticipated sets from UK pop-punk front runners ROAM, Trash Boat and Woes and favourites Can’t Swim and Broadside. New additions Me Vs Hero & Homesafe will be also now joining them!
One for the new music aficionados, the Rock Sound Breakout Stage will see the hottest new bands perform. Canadian troupe Palaye Royale, American favourites Chapel and Dream State will appear alongside Grayscale, Holding Absence, Milestones, Sleep On It, Stand Atlantic and The Faim.
Paying homage to Slam Dunk Festival’s humble beginnings, the acoustic Key Club Stage is packed with some of the most exciting acts in contemporary rock music. Warming up the stage for headliners Speak Low If You Speak Love will be UK natives Rob Lynch, Luke Rainsford and Cavetown before an American invasion of Four Year Strong, PVMNTS and Selfish Things.
Whether you’re at Leeds City Centre on May 26th, Hatfield Park on May 27th or Birmingham’s NEC on May 28th, Slam Dunk Festival 2018 will be the ultimate alternative party of the summer.