Slam Dunk Festival 2016 in pictures

PUBLISHED: 10:08 31 May 2016 | UPDATED: 08:58 01 June 2016

Amity Affliction playing the Atlas Stage in the Piazza outside The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield [Picture: Kennerdeigh Scott[

Amity Affliction playing the Atlas Stage in the Piazza outside The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield [Picture: Kennerdeigh Scott[

Kennerdeigh Scott

Thousands of music fans converged on the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield for the sold-out Slam Dunk Festival 2016 on Bank Holiday Monday.

The annual pop-punk, ska punk, rock, metal and hardcore festival’s closing leg took place on the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane Campus.

Panic! At The Disco headlined the main Slam Dunk South stage on the Hutton Lawn at the Hatfield university.

The Las Vegas rockers played a hit-packed set featuring seven tracks off recent US chart-topping album Death of a Bachelor, including singles Hallelujah, Victorious and closing number Emperor’s New Clothes.

Fronted by Brendon Urie, the band also played crowd favourites I Write Sins Not Tragedies, Miss Jackson, This is Gospel and Nine in the Afternoon, as well as covering Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody.

Elsewhere, American metalcore quintet Of Mice & Men – vocalist Austin Carlile, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley and guitarist Phil Manansala – headlined the Atlas Stage in the Piazza outside the uni’s EleHouse.

After their set, Valentino Arteaga tweeted: “Thank u Hatfield! What a great way to end an epic festival weekend at @SlamDunkMusic #OfMiceAndMen #SlamDunkFestival”

Four Year Strong also drew a large crowd to the main auditorium inside The Forum Hertfordshire, while there were also stages in the venue’s Refectory, The Style Bar and The Attic.

A ska-influenced stage was also set up in the road outside The Forum, with Zebrahead and The Beat among the acts to perform on it.

St Albans group Enter Shikari also headlined the Uprawr Stage on the Hutton Lawn with a DJ set under the guise of their alter ego Shikari Sound System.

Slam Dunk South completed this year’s festival tour after Slam Dunk North in Leeds on Saturday and Slam Dunk Midlands at the NEC, Birmingham on Sunday.

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