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Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-up: Another 11 bands added

PUBLISHED: 14:21 09 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:22 09 March 2016

Young Guns have been added to the Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-up

Young Guns have been added to the Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-up

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Another 11 bands have been announced for the Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-up, including Young Guns.

The Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-upThe Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-up

The touring pop-punk, ska punk, rock, emo and metalcore festival returns to University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield on Bank Holiday Monday, May 30.

And organisers today (Wednesday) confirmed appearances by alternative rockers Young Guns, Coldrain, As It Is, Trash Boat, WSTR, King Prawn, Spunge, Heart of a Coward, Astroid Boys, The One Hundred and The Qemists.

The Kerrang! award-winning festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and the latest line-up additions will join headliners Panic! At The Disco and the likes of Of Mice & Men, New Found Glory and many more for the May 2016 Bank Holiday weekend event.

Ahead of Slam Dunk South hitting The Forum Hertfordshire site on the university’s College Lane Campus in Hatfield, Slam Dunk North will rock Leeds city centre on Saturday, May 28 and Slam Dunk Midlands will then take place at Birmingham NEC on Sunday, May 29.

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2016 VENUES

Saturday, May 28, 2016: Slam Dunk Festival North – Leeds City Centre

Sunday, May 29, 2016: Slam Dunk Festival Midlands – Birmingham, NEC

Bank Holiday Monday, May 30, 2016: Slam Dunk Festival South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire

London five-piece Young Guns will make their first UK appearances of 2016 at Slam Dunk Festival.

Following a highly successful touring cycle in 2015 promoting their latest record Ones and Zeros, which saw the band cover more ground than ever before, one of Britain’s most exciting alternative rock act will bring their arena-sized anthems to Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield in May.

Japanese rock band Coldrain will return to the UK this May with their first ever run of headline shows, on top of their appearance at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival.

Earlier this year, the band released their video for Wrong, which was shot during their recent European tour with Bullet For My Valentine and While She Sleeps.

WSTR have been added to the Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-upWSTR have been added to the Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-up

Pop-punk quintet As It Is will also appear at Slam Dunk, having played the legendary Vans Warped Tour stateside last summer.

St Albans quintet Trash Boat return to Slam Dunk after winning a place on the Fresh Blood Stage last year.

The band are currently gearing up for the release of their debut album, which will be released later this year through Hopeless Records.

Spectators at Slam Dunk last May, Liverpool’s WSTR have since played with Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck and Creeper to name a few, and fans will be eagerly awaiting their debut album.

Ska-punks King Prawn will be taking a break from recording their fifth studio album to make a rare UK appearance at Slam Dunk Festival 2016.

The band’s re-tuned line-up are preparing to skank their way through 23 years of classic live favourites, with a small taste of what to expect from their next record.

“We’re buzzing about our new songs and excited to be playing Slam Dunk again this year,” said Prawn guitarist Devil Hands.

“We’ll be firing on all seven cylinders and unleashing The Wildstyle, there shall be no mercy whatsoever.”

As It Is have been added to the Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-upAs It Is have been added to the Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-up

British band Spunge return to Slam Dunk Festival in 2016 and will also embark on a nine-date UK headline tour.

Heart of a Coward will be returning to Slam Dunk this year with recently released third album Deliverance under their belts.

Last year saw the release of Astroid Boys’ second EP and the band also toured and played with acts as diverse as Skepta, Trash Talk, Stormzy and King 810.

Their Slam Dunk Festival appearance falls in the middle of their European Tour supporting Issues.

Slam Dunk Festival headliners

2006: Fall Out Boy

2007: Reel Big Fish / Parmore

2008: Boys Like Girls / Cute is What We Aim For

2009: You Me At Six

2010: New Found Glory

2011: Less Than Jake / Reel Big Fish

2012: Taking Back Sunday

2013: All Time Low

2014: The All-American Rejects

2015: You Me At Six

2016: Panic! At The Disco

The One Hundred are currently on tour with Crossfaith and will be joining both We Came As Romans and Miss May I for a short run of dates in the week ahead of Slam Dunk.

Hot on the heels of their tours with Enter Shikari and Crossfaith, Brighton dance-rockers The Qemists come to Slam Dunk armed with an arsenal of bangers from their latest album Warrior Sound.

Tickets for the festival are on sale priced at £42, or £47 including after-party.

The festival is for age 14 plus (festival only) or 18 plus for the after-party tickets.

Visit www.slamdunkmusic.com for more details.

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2016 LINE-UP UPDATED:

PANIC! AT THE DISCO

OF MICE & MEN

NEW FOUND GLORY

FOUR YEAR STRONG

EVERY TIME I DIE

ISSUES

MEMPHIS MAY FIRE

REAL FRIENDS

MALLORY KNOX

THE STORY SO FAR

SET YOUR GOALS

THE STARTING LINE

ZEBRAHEAD

CAPDOWN

WE CAME AS ROMANS

MISS MAY I

YELLOWCARD

NORTHLANE

NORMA JEAN

CANCER BATS

MAYDAY PARADE

ROAM

HIT THE LIGHTS

HACKTIVIST

THE KING BLUES

MOOSE BLOOD

THE AMITY AFFLICTION

SHIKARI SOUND SYSTEM

THE WORLD ALIVE

GNARWOLVES

CATCH 22

CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK!

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Latest additions

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YOUNG GUNS

COLDRAIN

AS IT IS

TRASH BOAT

WSTR

KING PRAWN

SPUNGE

HEART OF A COWARD

ASTROID BOYS

THE ONE HUNDRED

THE QEMISTS.

* For the latest Slam Dunk news visit our festival section.

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