Slam Dunk Festival 2016 announcement confirmed for this week

PUBLISHED: 14:34 22 November 2015 | UPDATED: 13:02 25 November 2015

You Me At Six headlining Slam Dunk Festival South in Hatfield this year

You Me At Six headlining Slam Dunk Festival South in Hatfield this year


Slam Dunk organisers are set to announce details of 2016’s festival this week.

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The award-winning touring pop punk, ska punk and metalcore music festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016, with promoters due to confirm on Wednesday news of the celebratory bash.

Slam Dunk’s southern leg has taken place at The Forum Hertfordshire, on the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane campus in Hatfield, since May 2010.

There are also shows in Leeds (Slam Dunk North) and Wolverhampton (Slam Dunk Midlands) over the same May Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

This year’s event in Hatfield was headlined by You Me At Six, with the main stage line-up also including the likes of Don Broco, Taking Back Sunday, Lower Than Atlantis and PVRIS.

Architects, Reel Big Fish and The Wonder Years were among the other stage headliners at Slam Dunk 2015.

The festival posted messages on Twitter and Facebook on Friday teasing an announcement to be made on November 25.

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’s Twitter account @SlamDunkMusic tweeted: “The traditional announcement... about the announcement...”

Dates for 2016’s festival are expected to be confirmed this week, along with the first batch of bands playing the festival, including the SDF16 headliners.

Starting out in Leeds in 2006, the first Slam Dunk was headlined by Fall Out Boy. Slam Dunk Music also promoted Fall Out Boy’s arena tour earlier this year.

The 2007 festival featured headline performances from Reel Big Fish and Paramore.

You Me At Six first headlined Slam Dunk in 2009 and returned earlier this year.

Other previous Slam Dunk South headliners include New Found Glory, All Time Low, and The All-American Rejects.

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