Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-up: Another 11 bands added
PUBLISHED: 14:21 09 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:22 09 March 2016
Another 11 bands have been announced for the Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-up, including Young Guns.
The touring pop-punk, ska punk, rock, emo and metalcore festival returns to University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield on Bank Holiday Monday, May 30.
And organisers today (Wednesday) confirmed appearances by alternative rockers Young Guns, Coldrain, As It Is, Trash Boat, WSTR, King Prawn, Spunge, Heart of a Coward, Astroid Boys, The One Hundred and The Qemists.
The Kerrang! award-winning festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and the latest line-up additions will join headliners Panic! At The Disco and the likes of Of Mice & Men, New Found Glory and many more for the May 2016 Bank Holiday weekend event.
Ahead of Slam Dunk South hitting The Forum Hertfordshire site on the university’s College Lane Campus in Hatfield, Slam Dunk North will rock Leeds city centre on Saturday, May 28 and Slam Dunk Midlands will then take place at Birmingham NEC on Sunday, May 29.
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
London five-piece Young Guns will make their first UK appearances of 2016 at Slam Dunk Festival.
Following a highly successful touring cycle in 2015 promoting their latest record Ones and Zeros, which saw the band cover more ground than ever before, one of Britain’s most exciting alternative rock act will bring their arena-sized anthems to Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield in May.
Japanese rock band Coldrain will return to the UK this May with their first ever run of headline shows, on top of their appearance at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival.
Earlier this year, the band released their video for Wrong, which was shot during their recent European tour with Bullet For My Valentine and While She Sleeps.
Pop-punk quintet As It Is will also appear at Slam Dunk, having played the legendary Vans Warped Tour stateside last summer.
St Albans quintet Trash Boat return to Slam Dunk after winning a place on the Fresh Blood Stage last year.
The band are currently gearing up for the release of their debut album, which will be released later this year through Hopeless Records.
Spectators at Slam Dunk last May, Liverpool’s WSTR have since played with Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck and Creeper to name a few, and fans will be eagerly awaiting their debut album.
Ska-punks King Prawn will be taking a break from recording their fifth studio album to make a rare UK appearance at Slam Dunk Festival 2016.
The band’s re-tuned line-up are preparing to skank their way through 23 years of classic live favourites, with a small taste of what to expect from their next record.
“We’re buzzing about our new songs and excited to be playing Slam Dunk again this year,” said Prawn guitarist Devil Hands.
“We’ll be firing on all seven cylinders and unleashing The Wildstyle, there shall be no mercy whatsoever.”
British band Spunge return to Slam Dunk Festival in 2016 and will also embark on a nine-date UK headline tour.
Heart of a Coward will be returning to Slam Dunk this year with recently released third album Deliverance under their belts.
Last year saw the release of Astroid Boys’ second EP and the band also toured and played with acts as diverse as Skepta, Trash Talk, Stormzy and King 810.
Their Slam Dunk Festival appearance falls in the middle of their European Tour supporting Issues.
Slam Dunk Festival headliners
2006: Fall Out Boy
2007: Reel Big Fish / Parmore
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
The One Hundred are currently on tour with Crossfaith and will be joining both We Came As Romans and Miss May I for a short run of dates in the week ahead of Slam Dunk.
Hot on the heels of their tours with Enter Shikari and Crossfaith, Brighton dance-rockers The Qemists come to Slam Dunk armed with an arsenal of bangers from their latest album Warrior Sound.
Tickets for the festival are on sale priced at £42, or £47 including after-party.
The festival is for age 14 plus (festival only) or 18 plus for the after-party tickets.
Visit www.slamdunkmusic.com for more details.
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2016 LINE-UP UPDATED:
PANIC! AT THE DISCO
OF MICE & MEN
NEW FOUND GLORY
FOUR YEAR STRONG
EVERY TIME I DIE
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE
THE STORY SO FAR
SET YOUR GOALS
THE STARTING LINE
WE CAME AS ROMANS
MISS MAY I
HIT THE LIGHTS
THE KING BLUES
THE AMITY AFFLICTION
SHIKARI SOUND SYSTEM
THE WORLD ALIVE
CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK!
AS IT IS
HEART OF A COWARD
THE ONE HUNDRED
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