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Slam Dunk Festival 2015 line-up in full announced

PUBLISHED: 11:49 11 March 2015 | UPDATED: 16:52 13 March 2015

Slam Dunk Festival at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield [Picture: marianneharris.co.uk]

Slam Dunk Festival at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield [Picture: marianneharris.co.uk]

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The third and final band announcement for this year’s Slam Dunk Festival has been made, completing the line-up set to rock Hatfield, Leeds and Wolverhampton in May.

Architects will appear at Slam Dunk Festival 2015Architects will appear at Slam Dunk Festival 2015

The touring pop-punk, ska, rock, metal, hardcore and punk festival returns to the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield on Sunday, May 24.

Following two previous huge announcements, organisers today (Wednesday) confirmed the full line-up for the event, which also visits Leeds and Wolverhampton over the May Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Joining the already announced main stage headliners You Me At Six, as well as the likes of Don Broco, PVRIS, Lower Than Atlantis and The Bronx, will be Architects.

The Brighton metalcore band will play a UK festival exclusive at Slam Dunk.

The final Slam Dunk Festival 2015 line-up posterThe final Slam Dunk Festival 2015 line-up poster

One of the most successful modern UK metal bands, Architects’ recent album Lost Forever, Lost Together entered the UK chart at 16.

Band members have also graced the cover of Kerrang! and Rock Sound magazines, played Radio 1 Rock week, and been Radio 1 ‘Track Of The Day’ with Naysayer.

They have toured the world in the last 18 months and have just started their latest UK headline tour, with the London show on Saturday being at a now sold-out Roundhouse.

Frontman Sam Carter said: “It’s going to be one to remember for us and the crowd.”

Rob Lynch will appear at Slam Dunk Festival 2015Rob Lynch will appear at Slam Dunk Festival 2015

Joining them on the Slam Dunk bill will be legendary Californian post-hardcore band Finch, who are still on the road supporting the album Back To Oblivion.

This release is their first full album since they reformed in 2012.

Also added to the bill are Slam Dunk Festival favourites We Are The Ocean, with the Essex lads readying the release of their fresh sounding, new album Ark on May 11.

Florida pop-punk buzz band Set It Off will also be flying over for Slam Dunk.

Slam Dunk Festival dates and venues

* Slam Dunk North:

Saturday, May 23: Leeds City Centre – Millennium Square, surrounding on-street stages, O2 Academy and Leeds Beckett Uni.

* Slam Dunk South:

Sunday, May 24: Hatfield – The Forum Hertfordshire, University of Hertfordshire.

* Slam Dunk Midlands:

Bank Holiday Monday, May 25: Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall, Civic Hall and surrounding area/Wolves city centre.

Frontman Cody Carson graces the cover of Rock Sound this month, along with As It Is man Patty Waters, who will arrive at Slam Dunk as one of the bands to watch this festival season.

Further acts announced include Georgia band Cartel, who will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of seminal debut album Chroma this year, fast-rising and red-hot UK pop-punk band Roam and Kent emo band Moose Blood.

The latest announcement also includes Orange County hardcore boys Stick to Your Guns, Australian punks Deez Nuts, Californian melodic hardcore band Being As An Ocean, Sheffield punk-metal chaps Dear Harts, the recently renamed Birmingham metallers Shvpes (previously called Cytota), acoustic singer-songwriter Rob Lynch and This Wild Life, an acoustic pop-punk duo from California.

Completing the Slam Dunk 2015 line-up are Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties, Wind in Sails, Only Rivals, Fort Hope, Seaway, Survay Says and Baby Godzilla, who will return to The Forum Hertfordshire having headlined at Hatfield Rocks last year and also supported Enter Shikari at the College Lane venue.

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL LINE-UP IN FULL

Just announced:

* ARCHITECTS

* FINCH

* WE ARE THE OCEAN

* SET IT OFF

* CARTEL

* ROAM

* AS IT IS

* MOOSE BLOOD

* STICK TO YOUR GUNS

* DEEZ NUTS

* BEING AS AN OCEAN

* DEAD HARTS

* SHVPES

* ROB LYNCH

* THIS WILD LIFE

* AARON WEST & THE ROARING TWENTIES

* WIND IN SAILS

* ONLY RIVALS

* FORT HOPE

* SEAWAY

* SURVAY SAYS

* BABY GODZILLA

Previously announced:

* YOU ME AT SIX

* TAKING BACK SUNDAY

* LOWER THAN ATLANTIS

* THE WONDER YEARS

* NECK DEEP

* BAYSIDE

* KNUCKLE PUCK

* FIREWORKS

* REEL BIG FISH

* MILLENCOLIN

* GOLDFINGER

* CROSSFAITH

* GALLOWS

* H2O

* COMEBACK KID

* BANE

* DON BROCO

* PVRIS

* WHILE SHE SLEEPS

* BEARTOOTH

* THE COLOR MORALE

* THE BRONX

* MARIACHI EL BRONX

* TRASH TALK

* ZEBRAHEAD

* PATENT PENDING

* LIGHTYEAR

* BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE

* TRANSIT

* SUCH GOLD

* A LOSS FOR WORDS

* EMMURE

* THY ART IS MURDER

Standard tickets for Slam Dunk are £39, plus booking fees, or £44 with infamous after party entrance included.

For ticket outlets, visit www.slamdunkmusic.com

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