Hatfield music festival’s latest line-up news to be announced on BBC Radio 1

PUBLISHED: 17:57 03 January 2017 | UPDATED: 13:14 04 January 2017

Slam Dunk Festival South 2016 in Hatfield [Picture: Alan Davies]

Slam Dunk Festival South 2016 in Hatfield [Picture: Alan Davies]


The latest bands playing an annual Hatfield music festival will be announced live on BBC Radio 1 this weekend.

Touring pop punk, ska punk, hardcore metal and alternative rock festival Slam Dunk returns to the University of Hertfordshire on Bank Holiday Monday, May 29.

And organisers today (Tuesday) confirmed via the festival’s various social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – that the first line-up announcement of 2017 will be made on Sunday, January 8.

BBC DJ Daniel P Carter will make the announcement on his Sunday night Radio 1 Rock Show, which starts at 7pm.

A Slam Dunk Facebook update said: “So here’s the #SDF17 news that you have all been waiting for!

St Albans band Enter Shikari will headline Slam Dunk Festival 2017, which returns to the University of Hertfordshire in HatfieldSt Albans band Enter Shikari will headline Slam Dunk Festival 2017, which returns to the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

“We are pleased to say that the next artist announcement will be made by Dan P.Carter, live on BBC Radio 1 this Sunday on the Radio 1 Rock Show!

“Tickets on sale now at http://bit.ly/SlamDunk17

The music festival will take over the Hatfield university’s College Lane Campus and The Forum Hertfordshire for Slam Dunk South on May 29.

Forum favourites Enter Shikari will headline the main outdoor stage.

The St Albans quartet’s special set will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their debut album, Take to the Skies.

Bowling for Soup, Don Broco, Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish have also been confirmed for the SDF17 bill, with more than 50 bands in total playing on the day across eight stages of music.

Panic! At The Disco headlined Slam Dunk 2016 in Hatfield last year, while You Me At Six topped the main stage line-up in 2015.

Other former Slam Dunk headliners include Fall Out Boy, Paramore and All Time Low.

Slam Dunk Festival headliners

2006: Fall Out Boy

2007: Reel Big Fish / Paramore

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

2017: Enter Shikari

Slam Dunk South 2017 in Hatfield is the third and final leg of the touring event.

The 2017 showcase kicks off with Slam Dunk Midlands at the NEC Birmingham on Saturday, May 27.

Slam Dunk North takes place in Leeds city centre the following day, before all the bands journey south to Hatfield.

Tickets for Slam Dunk are on sale via the festival’s website at http://slamdunkmusic.com/

You can also buy them from The Forum Hertfordshire’s website at www.forumhertfordshire.co.uk

General entry tickets are £44, plus booking fees, while Slam Dunk Festival tickets plus aftershow passes are £49, plus fees.

The Specials will appear live in concert in Hatfield the day before Slam Dunk.

They will be playing the same University of Hertfordshire site as the Slam Dunk Festival on Sunday, May 28, with support from Toots And The Maytals.

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