Slam Dunk Festival 2013 line-up completed
PUBLISHED: 17:52 03 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:15 16 April 2013
ORGANISERS have announced the final bands and acts playing next month’s Slam Dunk 2013 Festival.
The pop-punk, ska, metal and rock festival returns to the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield on Sunday, May 26 – the day after the already sold-out Slam Dunk North date in Leeds.
And promoters of the UK’s biggest alternative festival have confirmed the final line-up for the main legs in Yorkshire, Hatfield and new Midlands venue Wolverhampton Civic.
UK post-rock six-piece Devil Sold His Soul make a return to Slam Dunk this year for only their second ever performance at the festival.
They will arrive at the Forum Hertfordshire armed with the much-heralded, Kerrang! Magazine 5/5 new album Empire Of Light.
Fans can expect some epic singalongs, a blinding light show and one of the best UK heavy bands stealing the show.
The King Blues had to pull out of last year’s Slam Dunk Festival, after announcing their split.
Because of this, Slam Dunk is proud to have the first UK festival performance of the band’s frontman, Itch.
Itch’s heavyweight collection of new solo songs features ingredients that include punk, pop, reggae, folk and dubstep.
SDF13 organisers have also completed the ‘Solo’ Stage line-up for 2013.
Joining Andrew McMahon, of Something Corporate and Jacks Mannequin, and Jonny Craig, from Emarosa and Dance Gavin Dance, will be seven others from the ska, pop-punk, rock and indie rock worlds.
William Beckett will be debuting his first solo UK show at Slam Dunk next month. His band, The Academy Is, first played the festival back in 2006.
Chas Palmer Williams, of Lightyear fame, will fly the flag for ska fans, joining ska-punk legends King Prawn and Spunge on the 2013 Slam Dunk bill.
The Blackout’s Gavin Butler will be there once again, playing songs from his debut EP and maybe the odd Blackout track.
Already playing Slam Dunk with The Early November, lead singer Ace Enders will also be performing a solo spot.
Other additions include Class Of 92, aka Matty from A Loss For Words, Sophomore – the side project of Alex Sears from Decade – and Marc Halls, of Hey Vanity.
There will also be a number of secret sets throughout the day from bands appearing on the other stages.
The latest Slam Dunk additions join the likes of headliners All Time Low, Deaf Havana, Four Year Strong, Sleeping With Sirens, The Skints, Pierce The Veil, Kids In Glass Houses, Cancer Bats, Bury Tomorrow, Welwyn Garden City post-hardcore band Heights, We Are The Ocean, The Wonder Years, Memphis May Fire, Polar Bear Club, Yashin and Mallory Knox on the bill.
Tickets for Slam Dunk are £34, or £38 including the 18 plus aftershow party.
The North leg in Leeds has sold out, but tickets are still available for Slam Dunk South in Hatfield and Slam Dunk Midlands in Wolverhampton.
For details go to www.slamdunkmusic.com