Slam Dunk Festival 2016 organisers add acoustic and solo stage

PUBLISHED: 12:11 27 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:53 27 March 2016

You Me At Six headlining Slam Dunk Festival South 2015 in Hatfield

You Me At Six headlining Slam Dunk Festival South 2015 in Hatfield

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Slam Dunk Festival 2016 organisers have announced a surprise eighth stage for May's musical extravaganza coming to Hatfield's The Forum Hertfordshire.

Slam Dunk Festival 2016 acoustic stageSlam Dunk Festival 2016 acoustic stage

The touring pop-punk, ska punk, emo, metal/hardcore and rock event will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane Campus on May Bank Holiday Monday, May 30.

And Slam Dunk South will have another stage this year for acoustic and solo artists.

Bryce Avary from The Rocket Summer will headline the stage with a solo set, while Rob Lynch, Grumble Bee, Greywind, Away Days, Elder Brother, Seafoal, Bethan Leadley and Lianne Kaye will also appear during the day.

Confirming the plans on the festival’s Facebook page, Slam Dunk posted: “SURPRISE!... We are happy to announce we are adding an 8TH STAGE!!!

“This stage will be for acoustic and solo artists and we pleased to say it will be headlined by Bryce Avary from The Rocket Summer.

“Also performing will be our very good friend Rob Lynch, hotly tipped brand new artists Grumble Bee, & Greywind, rising from the ashes of Blitz Kids will be away days, The Story So Far side project Elder Brother, and YouTube sensations Seafoal, Bethan Leadley, & Lianne Kaye.”

Details of the Kerrang! Fresh Blood, ska punk and Uprawr stages have already been announced.

The remaining stage breakdowns will be revealed this week.

As well as the closing Slam Dunk South leg in Hatfield on May 30, the festival will also visit Leeds on Saturday, May 28 for Slam Dunk North, and Birmingham on Sunday, May 29 for Slam Dunk Midlands at The NEC.

Tickets cost £42 per show, or £47 with after-party.

* For tickets, visit http://slamdunkmusic.com

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