More bands added to Slam Dunk Festival line-up set for Hatfield
PUBLISHED: 10:52 22 January 2019 | UPDATED: 13:00 22 January 2019
Slam Dunk Festival
Another seven bands have been confirmed for May’s Slam Dunk Festival in Hatfield.
After completing the Impericon Stage line-up with the addition of The Bronx, Cancer Bats and hardcore supergroup Angel Du$t, organisers of the touring pop-punk, ska punk, metal and alternative rock festival added another wave of acts to the bill last Wednesday.
Atreyu, Milk Teeth, WSTR, Real Friends, Seaway, Pagan and The World Alive will all play the one-day Slam Dunk South party in the grounds of Hatfield House on Sunday, May 26.
Slam Dunk 2019 will be headlined by American group All Time Low in an exclusive UK appearance.
The likes of Bullet For My Valentine, New Found Glory, Less Than Jake, NOFX and Bad Religion will also play the festival in Hatfield Park.
Of the latest additions, Milk Teeth are set to make their return to the festival after their guitar-driven debut was marked as a festival highlight in 2017.
Following the release of punchy new single Stain, Becky Blomfield, Oli Holbrook and newest member Em Foster will no doubt stir up a punk-rock storm when they step onto the Slam Dunk Festival stages in Hatfield and Leeds’ Temple Newsam Park over the Spring May Bank Holiday weekend.
The band said: “We are super excited to be part of an amazing line-up. See you there.”
Californian metalcore quintet Atreyu will make their debut at Slam Dunk Festival this year.
They said: “It’s been far too long since Atreyu has touched down on UK soil.
“We can’t think of a better way to break the silence than Slam Dunk Fest!”
Slam Dunk fan favourites WSTR, Seaway and Real Friends all return to the festival.
With WSTR and Real Friends armed with their latest records, Identity Crisis and The Home Inside My Head respectively, and Seaway returning from shows with Blink-182, Sum-41 and Four Year Strong, it makes for three unmissable sets across the weekend.
Sammy Clifford of Liverpool pop punks WSTR said: “Slam Dunk is a special one for us.
“They’ve backed us from the start and we’ve been going to it a long time before we started playing it.
“It’s been cool watching it grow from a small venue in Leeds to huge locations around the country. Looking forward to playing it again this year!”
Aussie newcomers Pagan will head to the UK for their Slam Dunk debut.
The Melbourne-based quartet released debut album Black Wash last summer, earning an Album of the Week accolade in Kerrang!
Nikki of Pagan said: “We are stoked to come back to one of our favourite places in the world, to play our first ever European festival.
“Getting to play with bands such as Glassjaw, Saves The Day and The Get Up Kids is like a childhood dream. Cannot wait to party again in the UK!”
Hot off the release of their latest album Violent Noise, American metalcore stalwarts The Word Alive will also make an appearance at this year’s festival.
After the huge success of Slam Dunk’s move to Hatfield House last year from the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane Campus and Forum Hertfordshire site, the festival has also announced plans for a new greenfield location for Slam Dunk North, moving to Leeds’ Temple Newsam estate.
WHEN IS SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2019?
Slam Dunk will take place over the late May Spring Bank Holiday weekend.
Slam Dunk Festival North is set for Temple Newsam Park in Leeds on Saturday, May 25.
The festival moves to Hertfordshire the following day for Slam Dunk Festival South in Hatfield Park on Sunday, May 26.
WHO IS PLAYING SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2019?
The acts so far announced are:
All Time Low, Angels Du$t, Anti-Flag, Atreyu, Bad Religion, Bullet For My Valentine, Cancer Bats, Gallows, Glassjaw, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, Knocked Loose, Lagwagon, Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies, Millencolin, Milk Teeth, New Found Glory, NOFX, Pagan, Real Friends, Saves The Day, Seaway, Silverstein, Simple Plan, Story Of The Year, The Bombpops, The Bronx, The Get Up Kids, The Interrupters, The Menzingers, The Word Alive, Tiny Moving Parts, Trophy Eyes, Turnstile, Waterparks, WSTR.
HOW DO I GET TICKETS FOR SLAM DUNK?
• Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival cost £59 plus booking fees.
Tickets are on sale now and are available from http://slamdunkfestival.com/