Acoustic stage line-up confirmed for Hatfield's Slam Dunk music festival

PUBLISHED: 18:00 23 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:05 27 March 2018

Slam Dunk Festival 2018

Slam Dunk Festival 2018

Slam Dunk

Another stage for this year's Slam Dunk Festival in Hatfield has been announced with the acoustic line-up confirmed.

Slam Dunk Festival 2018 Acoustic Stage line-upSlam Dunk Festival 2018 Acoustic Stage line-up

The touring pop punk, ska punk, metal and alternative rock festival will take place in the grounds of Hatfield House for the first time on Sunday, May 27.

And Slam Dunk South organisers have revealed who will be playing the acoustic stage in the festival’s new location in Hatfield Park.

Speak Low If You Speak Love lead the wave of names announced for the acoustic arena alongside Four Year Strong presents Some of You Will Like This, Some of You Won’t.

UK singer-songwriters Rob Lynch and Luke Rainsford, PVMNTS, Selfish Things and Cavetown will all be making hotly tipped unplugged appearances at Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham.

Four Year Strong playing The Key Club Stage in The Forum Hertfordshire at Slam Dunk Festival South 2016 in Hatfield [Picture: Kennerdeigh Scott]Four Year Strong playing The Key Club Stage in The Forum Hertfordshire at Slam Dunk Festival South 2016 in Hatfield [Picture: Kennerdeigh Scott]

They are set to join main stage co-headliners Good Charlotte and Jimmy Eat World at the late May Bank Holiday weekender, which also visits Leeds city centre on Saturday, May 26 and Birmingham NEC on Monday, May 28.

Revealed as the acoustic stage headliner, State Champs’ bassist Ryan Scott Graham will be bringing his stripped back, lo-fi side project Speak Low If You Speak Love to Slam Dunk Festival, following State Champs’ own appearance earlier in the day.

Following the release of sophomore LP Nearsighted in early January, the hauntingly heartbreaking solo performance will be sure to attract an attentive crowd, eager to witness the electro-tinged acoustic spectacle.

Previously announced Slam Dunk legends Four Year Strong have confirmed that they will be making another appearance at this year’s festival.

They will host Four Year Strong Presents: Some Of You Will Like This, Some Of You Won’t – the live performance of their acoustic album of the same name.

Promising the very best unplugged favourites, originals and unheard rarities, this spectacle will be a highly regarded set for any die-hard pop-punk fan.

Known for putting a fresh twist on alternative folk and creating heartfelt crowd pleasers, Rob Lynch will be returning to Slam Dunk Festival to deliver his trademark solo sound.

Midlands native Luke Rainsford is poised to pick up his acoustic guitar and make his Slam Dunk Festival debut over the May Bank Holiday weekend with energetic yet fragile storytelling and musicality.

His hotly tipped single Sweet Briar is taken from the highly anticipated EP I Just Don’t Deserve To Be Loved, which is set for release ahead of the Slam Dunk weekend, meaning fans have plenty of time to learn lyrics for perfect singalongs.

Making the transatlantic journey to Slam Dunk will be PVMNTS and Selfish Things, hailing from Los Angeles and Toronto respectively.

Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey will be rounding up the PVMNTS gang for a singalong on Slam Dunk’s acoustic stage.

Also stopping by will be Selfish Things’ frontman Alex Biro, who is set to strip back their impassioned rock hits for a more delicate rendition.

In addition to this names, Cavetown will be bringing his relaxed bedroom jams to the acoustic stages too.

Tickets for Slam Dunk 2018 are on sale now and are available from

They cost £49, or £55 including the afterparty, all subject to booking fees.


Good Charlotte, Jimmy Eat World, PVRIS, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Taking Back Sunday, Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs, Twin Atlantic, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Every Time I Die, Creeper, Thursday, Four Year Strong, The Skints, Zebrahead, The Audition, Set Your Goals, Knuckle Puck, Northlane, Capdown, Save Ferris, Comeback Kid, Crown The Empire, Counterparts, Trash Boats, ROAM, Broadside, Can’t Swim, Palaye Royale, Sleep On It, Stand Atlantic, Milestones, Chapel, Dream State, Holding Absence, The Faim, Grayscale, The Dangerous Summer, As It Is, Moose Blood, Templeton Pek, Woes, King Prawn, Guttermouth, Astroid Boys, Brutality Will Prevail, The Devil Wears Prada, Loathe, Speak Low If You Speak Love, Rob Lynch, Luke Rainsford, PVMNTS, Selfish Things, Cavetown.

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