Slam Dunk Festival 2015 line-up and main stage headliners announced

PUBLISHED: 10:16 04 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:15 04 February 2015

You Me At Six will headline Slam Dunk Festival 2015

You Me At Six will headline Slam Dunk Festival 2015

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The first Slam Dunk Festival 2015 line-up announcement has been made by organisers, with the main stage headliners revealed.

Taking Back Sunday playing the 2012 Slam Dunk Festival at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield [Picture: Edward Mason]Taking Back Sunday playing the 2012 Slam Dunk Festival at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield [Picture: Edward Mason]

The pop-punk, metal, rock and ska festival will return to The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield for Slam Dunk South on May 24.

It will also visit Leeds and Wolverhampton over the same weekend.

Headlining Slam Dunk’s 10th anniversary party on the main stage this year will be You Me At Six.

YM@6 frontman Josh Franceschi said: “We are really excited to be headlining Slam Dunk Festival again.

Slam Dunk Festival 2015 line-upSlam Dunk Festival 2015 line-up

“We had a lot of fun last time we played there, and can’t wait to close the festival each night.

“Leeds in particular will always have a special place in You Me’s hearts as our first ever label and management company was based there.

“Ten years of the band, so it feels right to be part of the festival!”

The SDF15 line-up will also feature special guests Taking Back Sunday, who headlined at Hatfield back in 2012.

Taking Back Sunday headlining the 2012 Slam Dunk Festival at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield [Picture: marianneharris.co.uk]Taking Back Sunday headlining the 2012 Slam Dunk Festival at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield [Picture: marianneharris.co.uk]

The group’s appearance will be a 2015 UK festival exclusive.

Lower Than Atlantis, former festival headliners Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Neck Deep, pop-punk kings The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Watford hardcore punk heroes Gallows, Crosssfaith and Comeback Kid have also been confirmed in the first Slam Dunk 2015 line-up announcement.

Others on the bill include Bayside, Bane, Knuckle Puck, H20 and Millencolin, with more than 40 artists still to be announced across seven stages.

With increased capacity at all events this year, Slam Dunk South takes place at the University of Hertfordshire on Sunday, May 24.

Lower Than Atlantis will play Slam Dunk Festival 2015 Lower Than Atlantis will play Slam Dunk Festival 2015

The festival’s opening leg will see Slam Dunk North return to Leeds’ Millennium Square, and surrounding on-streets stages, the O2 Academy and Leeds Beckett University, the previous day.

Slam Dunk Midlands will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 26 at Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

Festival promoter Ben Ray is delighted to welcome back three former Slam Dunk headliners this year.

He said: “Being the 10th Slam Dunk Festival I thought I’d make it a special one.

“I’ve wanted to make the move back to Millennium Square in Leeds for a while, so to do it this year is great.

“To have three former headliners to come back and play the same year is crazy.

“As I used to manage You Me At Six and I released their first album on Slam Dunk Records makes it even more special.”

Tickets cost £39, or £44 with after party.

* Visit www.slamdunkmusic.com for more details.

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