Slam Dunk Festival 2015 countdown begins

PUBLISHED: 18:04 15 May 2015 | UPDATED: 18:07 15 May 2015

You Me At Six will headline the main stage at Slam Dunk 2015 at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

You Me At Six will headline the main stage at Slam Dunk 2015 at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

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The countdown has started to Slam Dunk 2015 – the biggest touring rock music festival in the UK.

Slam Dunk Festival 2015 final line-up posterSlam Dunk Festival 2015 final line-up poster

More than 60 bands will take to the stages in Leeds, Hatfield and Wolverhampton over the coming Spring May Bank Holiday weekend, playing to more than 30,000 music fans.

Headlined by You Me At Six, Slam Dunk’s opening leg takes place in Leeds city centre on Saturday, May 23.

Slam Dunk South the following day at the University of Hertfordshire’s Forum entertainment complex in Hatfield has sold out.

The festival’s Midlands leg returns to Wolverhampton city centre on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25.

Fans at Slam Dunk South 2014 in Hatfield [Picture: Jade Till]Fans at Slam Dunk South 2014 in Hatfield [Picture: Jade Till]

Only a few tickets remain for the Leeds and Wolverhampton legs, as they hope to follow in the recent sell-out of the Hatfield date.

In Leeds organisers plan on holding the world’s biggest rock music aftershow party at the First Direct Arena.

With an estimated 4,000 people continuing the party, it is hoped that Guinness World Records will be in attendance to confirm the record.

Festival founder Ben Ray said: “The reaction to this year’s festival has been incredible.

Slam Dunk Festival dates and venues

* Slam Dunk North:

Saturday, May 23: Leeds City Centre – Millennium Square, surrounding on-street stages, O2 Academy and Leeds Beckett Uni.

* Slam Dunk South:

Sunday, May 24: Hatfield – The Forum Hertfordshire, University of Hertfordshire.

* Slam Dunk Midlands:

Bank Holiday Monday, May 25: Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall, Civic Hall and surrounding area/Wolves city centre.

“Really happy we have a new location for Leeds, doubling in size. Wolverhampton is close to my heart and such a great place to end the weekend and the festival.”

As well as arena-selling acts of the calibre of You Me At Six and Taking Back Sunday, the festival also features the very best up-and-coming bands like Arcane Roots and Pvris, plus returning acts like Goldfinger and Reel Big Fish.

Stage times are due to be announced next week.

Here’s the full stage breakdown.

SLAM DUNK 2015 LINE-UP

* MAIN STAGE

You Me At Six

Taking Back Sunday

Don Broco

Lower Than Atlantis

Neck Deep

We Are The Ocean

Pvris

Set It Off

* MONSTER ENERGY STAGE

Architects

While She Sleeps

Bury Tomorrow

Finch

Crossfaith

Thy Art Is Murder

Beartooth

The Color Morale

Shvpes

* DESPERADOS STAGE

Reel Big Fish

Millencolin

Goldfinger

Zebrahead

Mariachi El Bronx

Lightyear

Big D & The Kids Table

Patent Pending

Survay Says

* MACBETH STAGE

The Wonder Years

Fireworks

Cartel

Bayside

Transit

Such Gold

A Loss For Words

Roam

Knuckle Puck

As It Is

* IMPERICON.COM STAGE

The Bronx

Gallows

H2O

Comeback Kid

Bane

Stick To Your Guns

Deez Nuts

Trash Talk

Being As An Ocean

Dead Harts

* FRESH BLOOD STAGE

Moose Blood

This Wild Life

Rob Lynch

Baby Godzilla

Seaway

Fort Hope

Only Rivals

Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties

Wind In Sails

FRESH BLOOD winner – Trash Boat

* THE UPRAWR DJ STAGE

Dani & Davyd Winter-Bates

Tek One

The Algorithm

Terufumi Tomano

Mel Clarke

Jon Mahon

Tommy Noble

Andy Shaw


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