Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-up and stage splits revealed
PUBLISHED: 13:38 29 March 2016 | UPDATED: 11:04 10 April 2016
Organisers have confirmed the full stage line-ups for this year's Slam Dunk Festival in Hatfield, Leeds and Birmingham.
The pop-punk, ska punk, ema, metal and hardcore punk event returns to the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane Campus in Hatfield on May Spring Bank Holiday, May 30.
The 2016 festival tour kicks off on Saturday, May 28 with Slam Dunk North in Leeds and then moves to The NEC in Birmingham for Slam Dunk Midlands on Sunday, May 29.
Today (Tuesday) promoters confirmed the respective splits for the eight stages.
Panic! At The Disco will headline Slam Dunk’s main stage, which in Hatfield will once again be outdoors on the Hutton Lawn at the University of Hertfordshire site.
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2016 VENUES
Saturday, May 28, 2016: Slam Dunk Festival North – Leeds City Centre
Sunday, May 29, 2016: Slam Dunk Festival Midlands – Birmingham, NEC
Bank Holiday Monday, May 30, 2016: Slam Dunk Festival South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire
Also appearing on the main stage will be New Found Glory, Mallory Knox, Yellowcard, Mayday Parade, Young Guns and Moose Blood.
Of Mice & Men, Issues, Memphis May Fire, The Amity Affliction, Northlane, We Came As Romans, Miss May I, The World Alive and Coldrain will all appear on the same stage.
The ska punk area will feature The King Blues, Zebrahead, Capdown, King Prawn, Catch Twenty-Two, Spunge, The JB Conspiracy and special guests The Beat.
Every Time I Day, Cancer Bats, Norma Jean, Hacktivist, Gnarwolves, Heart of a Coward, WSTR, The One Hundred and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! will appear on another of the eight stages.
The Kerrang! Fresh Blood stage will feature New Years Day, Creeper, Beautiful Bodies, Blood Youth, Cane Hill, Dead!, Boston Manor, Waterparks and With Confidence.
The Story So Far, The Starting Line, Four Year Strong, Set Your Goals, Real Friends, As It Is, Hit The Lights, Roam and Trash Boat will provide the entertainment on another stage.
The Uprawr Stage will feature Shikari Sound System (DJ set), The Qemists, Astroid Boys, Bury Tomorrow (DJ set), Mel Clarke, Party Blinders and the Uprawr resident DJs, while the acoustic / solo stage will see performances from Bryce Avary from The Rocket Summer, Rob Lynch, Grumble Bee, Greywind, Away Days, Elder Brother, Seafoal, Bethan Leadley and Lianne Kaye.
Set times will be announced before the festival, to enable music fans to plan their day.
Organisers have admitted there will be stage clashes.
A posting on Slam Dunk’s official Facebook page yesterday (Easter Monday) said of the stage splits: “Please note, this will only act as a rough guidance for times.
“Some will only over lap part of the sets and the order of some bands will change over the three days.
“Of course there are going to be clashes you don’t like, which can’t be helped with so many great bands playing.
“Stage headliners will all clash apart from the Fresh Blood and acoustic / solo stages, which will finish slightly earlier.
“Times will also be released a lot earlier this year to help you plan better.
“With events starting to sell out in the next few weeks, now is the time to maybe think about going to more than one day if you want to see more bands.”
Slam Dunk tickets cost £42, or £47 with after-party.
* To buy tickets for Slam Dunk, visit the festival’s website at http://slamdunkmusic.com