Slam Dunk Festival 2018 line-up announced today

PUBLISHED: 09:10 15 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:44 15 November 2017

Slam Dunk Festival 2018

Slam Dunk Festival 2018

Slam Dunk Festival

The first Slam Dunk Festival 2018 line-up announcement has been made today (Wednesday, November 15).

Organisers of the touring pop punk and alternative rock music festival have confirmed the first wave of bands playing next year’s showcase, including Slam Dunk’s headliner for 2018.

• MORE: For latest news on Slam Dunk Festival, visit our Slam Dunk section.

Slam Dunk Festival 2018 line-up Slam Dunk Festival 2018 line-up

Headlining next year will be Jimmy Eat World.

Also appearing will be Taking Back Sunday, Sleeping With Sirens, Four Year Strong, State Champs and St Albans band Trash Boat.

The first six acts on the line-up are all UK festival exclusives.

More than 60 acts will appear at Slam Dunk 2018 across eight stages.

The festival will kick off with Slam Dunk North in Leeds city centre on Saturday, May 26.

Slam Dunk Festival South will then take place at its new home in Hatfield the following day.

The festival has moved from the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane Campus and will take place in the grounds of Hertfordshire stately home Hatfield House.

The venue change will see Slam Dunk South double in size.

Slam Dunk Midlands is set for Birmingham NEC on Bank Holiday Monday, May 28.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, November 17 from

Tickets cost £49, or £55 including the afterparty. All subject to booking fees.

• See this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times for an interview with Slam Dunk festival director Ben Ray about the move to Hatfield Park.

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