Music industry award for Hatfield festival

PUBLISHED: 20:50 09 December 2017 | UPDATED: 21:47 09 December 2017

Slam Dunk Festival South at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield. The festival will move to a new Hatfield location in 2018. [Picture: Alan Davies]

Slam Dunk Festival South at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield. The festival will move to a new Hatfield location in 2018. [Picture: Alan Davies]

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An annual Hatfield music festival has picked up a major industry award.

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Slam Dunk Festival, which took place at the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane Campus on Spring May Bank Holiday Monday this year, picked up the ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ at the 14th UK Festival Awards.

The festival posted on its Facebook page: “THANK YOU FOR VOTING! We are proud to announce that we have been awarded ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ by the Festival Awards 2017!

“See you next year for #SDF18!”

The touring pop punk, ska punk, metal and alternative rock event visits Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield over the same weekend.

Next year’s Slam Dunk South leg will move venue from the university’s The Forum Hertfordshire site to the grounds of Hatfield House.

Slam Dunk 2018 will be co-headlined by Jimmy Eat World with Taking Back Sunday, Sleeping With Sirens, Trash Boat, State Champs and Four Year Strong so far confirmed.

A second line-up announcement will be made on Sunday night, when another headliner will be confirmed.

• For more on the festival visit http://slamdunkmusic.com

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