Slam Dunk Festival 2015 countdown begins
PUBLISHED: 18:04 15 May 2015 | UPDATED: 18:07 15 May 2015
The countdown has started to Slam Dunk 2015 – the biggest touring rock music festival in the UK.
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.
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
Lower Than Atlantis
We Are The Ocean
Set It Off
* MONSTER ENERGY STAGE
While She Sleeps
Thy Art Is Murder
The Color Morale
* DESPERADOS STAGE
Reel Big Fish
Mariachi El Bronx
Big D & The Kids Table
* MACBETH STAGE
The Wonder Years
A Loss For Words
As It Is
* IMPERICON.COM STAGE
Stick To Your Guns
Being As An Ocean
* FRESH BLOOD STAGE
This Wild Life
Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties
Wind In Sails
FRESH BLOOD winner – Trash Boat
* THE UPRAWR DJ STAGE
Dani & Davyd Winter-Bates
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