Slam Dunk Festival 2017 secret special guests revealed

PUBLISHED: 08:00 24 April 2017 | UPDATED: 19:02 24 April 2017

Bury Tomorrow will play Slam Dunk Festival 2017 in Hatfield [Picture: Tom Barnes]

Bury Tomorrow will play Slam Dunk Festival 2017 in Hatfield [Picture: Tom Barnes]

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Slam Dunk Festival 2017 organisers have announced the ‘secret’ special guests joining the main stage line-ups in Hatfield, Leeds and Birmingham next month.

British metallers Bury Tomorrow will appear at all three Slam Dunk sites as the festival’s latest guests.

Slam Dunk returns to the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield on Spring May Bank Holiday Monday, May 29 after shows in Birmingham and Leeds over the same weekend.

Already boasting the best alternative line-up of the summer, Slam Dunk Festival 2017 promoters are delighted to unveil Bury Tomorrow as their secret special guests, appearing on the main Jagermeister Stage with the likes of Don Broco, Deaf Havana, Japanese quintet Crossfaith, and highly anticipated headliners Enter Shikari.

St Albans quartet Enter Shikari will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of debut album Take To The Skies.

Slam Dunk South 2017 line-up and festival stagesSlam Dunk South 2017 line-up and festival stages

Slam Dunk supremo Ben Ray said: “I’m so happy to have Bury Tomorrow back again.

“Although they DJ’d at last year’s event, we certainly missed them live.

“It’s actually the first time this year we have had heavy bands on the main stage, so it was only right we include them.”

After making their debut at Slam Dunk Festival in 2011, Bury Tomorrow have become undeniable festival favourites, exactly what you’d expect from one of the definitive groups in modern British metalcore.

Known for fierce melodies, anthemic choruses and raw heaviness, the south coast metalcore troupe have received critical acclaim in the form of a number one UK rock chart album and top 40 success in the mainstream chart.

After enjoying the success of their latest album Earthbound and returning straight from their biggest UK headline tour to date, Bury Tomorrow are poised to deliver a groundbreaking set at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival.

Offering an unparalleled display of pop-punk movers and shakers across eight stages, Slam Dunk Festival is set to celebrate all things alternative as it welcomes anniversary performances from blistering headliners Enter Shikari, debut albums in full with American pop-rockers Cute Is What We Aim For and We The Kings, a special reunion performance from Madina Lake and the final-ever shows from We Are The Ocean.

Slam Dunk Midlands takes place at the NEC Birmingham on Saturday, May 27, before moving to Yorkshire the following day for Slam Dunk North in Leeds city centre.

The 2017 Slam Dunk tour will finish in Hatfield at the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane Campus and the Forum Hertfordshire complex on Monday, May 29.

Slam Dunk South in Hatfield has already sold out with Slam Dunk North tickets running short.

Advance tickets cost £44, or £49 with after party.

They are on sale now at www.slamdunkmusic.com

• SLAM DUNK 2017 FULL LINE-UP TO DATE

Enter Shikari, Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Neck Deep, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Deaf Havana, Beartooth, Tonight Alive, We Are The Ocean, Crossfaith, Against Me!, The Bronx, With Confidence, Goldfinger, Mad Caddies, Waterparks, The Movielife, Frank Iero & The Patience, Decade, Bury Tomorrow, Zebrahead, Counterfeit, We The Kings, The Ataris, Fenix TX, Milk Teeth, The Maine, Cute Is What We Aim For, Memphis May Fire, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Madina Lake, Set It Off, Citizen, Black Foxxes, Turnover, Crime In Stereo, Seaway, Fort Hope, SHVPES, Trophy Eyes, Boston Manor, WSTR, Like Pacific, Puppy, Sorority Noise, The Gospel Youth, Stray From The Path, Ocean Grove, I Prevail, Vukovi, Ice Nine Kills, Area 11, Oceans Ate Alaska, Sylar, Too Close To Touch, Casey, Makeout, MC Lars.

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