Final additions to Hatfield’s Slam Dunk music festival line-up announced
PUBLISHED: 13:45 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:09 24 April 2018
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The final four bands appearing at Hatfield’s Slam Dunk Festival have been announced by organisers.
Fresh from playing a hometown gig at Watford Colosseum, Hertfordshire’s Lower Than Atlantis have been added to the Slam Dunk Festival 2018 line-up.
Promoters of the touring pop-punk, ska punk, metal and alternative rock festival have also confirmed appearances by Californian emo band Say Anything, Chicago’s Homesafe and easycore favourites Me Vs Hero.
They will join co-headliners Good Charlotte and Jimmy Eat World at Slam Dunk’s new Hatfield venue in the grounds of Hatfield House.
The Slam Dunk bill also includes PVRIS, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Twin Atlantic, Taking Back Sunday, Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs, Creeper and many more across eight stages.
Watford mob Lower Than Atlantis are looking forward to playing Slam Dunk, with the Hatfield leg just a few miles from their home town.
Lead vocalist Mike Duce said: “Slam Dunk is one of my favourite festivals in the world.
“The crowds are always up for a laugh and I feel like almost every band’s set feels like a headline set.
“It’ll also be really nice for us to see all our mates that are in other bands. Social media content for days, a banging rock n roll show and then we make the big party!”
The brainchild of frontman Max Bemis, Say Anything are pop-rock figureheads, and will be returning to the Slam Dunk stage in May, following their last appearance at the festival in 2012.
Homesafe, one of the hottest new names in pop-punk in recent years, see Knuckle Puck’s Ryan Rumchaks switch from bassist to frontman.
Their sets over the Slam Dunk weekend will be their debut UK performances.
In addition to these names, Slam Dunk organisers are proud to announce the exclusive reunion show of their old and treasured friends, Me Vs Hero.
Mixing up pop-punk, hardcore and occasional heavy metal breakdowns, the original UK kings of easycore are back for Slam Dunk, playing their debut album Days That Shape Our Lives, in full over the weekend.
Slam Dunk Festival South will take over Hatfield Park on Sunday, May 27.
The festival’s new expanded site it located in the grounds of Hatfield House, having moved from the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane Campus and Forum Hertfordshire complex.
The entrance to the festival’s new location is situated directly opposite Hatfield train station.
Before arriving in Hertfordshire, Slam Dunk Festival North will take place in Leeds city centre on Saturday, May 26.
The festival tour finishes with Slam Dunk Midlands at Birmingham NEC on Bank Holiday Monday, May 28.
• Tickets for Slam Dunk are on sale now and are available from http://slamdunkmusic.com/
They cost £49, or £55 including the afterparty. All subject to booking fees.
The Slam Dunk South afterparty at The Forum Hertfordshire has sold out.
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