Full stage splits announced for Hatfield’s Slam Dunk music festival
PUBLISHED: 21:59 26 February 2019 | UPDATED: 22:26 26 February 2019
Slam Dunk Festival
Full stage splits have been confirmed for Hatfield’s Slam Dunk Festival 2019.
Organisers of the pop-punk, ska-punk, metal and alternative rock festival have revealed the May Bank Holiday weekend stage line-ups set for the grounds of Hatfield House.
The eight stage headliners for 2019 are All Time Low, NOFX, Bullet For My Valentine, Glassjaw, The Menzingers, Plain White T’s, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, and Justin Courtney Pierre from Motion City Soundtrack.
And in a Slam Dunk first, it has been announced that some stages will alternate their programming, meaning clash-proof set times.
There will be no clashes between the Jägermeister and Impericon stages, ensuring fans of hardcore and metalcore will be able to catch both stage line-ups throughout the day.
In addition, The Dickies Stage and The Marshall Stage will not clash with each other either.
Slam Dunk Festival North 2019 will touch down at new outdoor Leeds location Temple Newsam Park on Saturday, May 25.
The touring festival will then return to Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire on Sunday, May 26 for Slam Dunk South.
The festival’s website states: “Now we have two outdoor sites we are able to cut down on clashes by not having all the stages running at the same time, meaning some stages will be running later than others.
“Exact set times as ever will be released closer to the time.
“The Jägermeister and Impericon Stages will NOT clash and the Dickies Stage and the Marshall Stage will NOT clash.”
WHO IS PLAYING WHAT STAGE AT SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2019?
• Monster Stage
This year’s Slam Dunk headliners All Time Low are set to round off the Monster Stage with a homage to their 2009 third album Nothing Personal after a non-stop day of pop-punk mastery.
Florida’s finest New Found Glory will appear alongside Welsh band Neck Deep for a back-to-back supply of alternative bangers.
Montreal’s iconic rock pack Simple Plan are set to join them, alongside Stupid For You hitmakers Waterparks, US-Brit rockers As It Is and crowd-pleasing front-runners Boston Manor and WSTR.
• Punk In Drublic Stage
Carefully curated by NOFX’s very own Fat Mike, Slam Dunk’s very first Punk In Drublic stage takeover will see NOFX headline, following defiant performances from a series of beloved punk names.
Bad Religion, ska-punk six-piece Less Than Jake, original punk-rockers Lagwagon, and Sweden’s hottest exports Millencolin are set to storm the takeover.
Guaranteed to be the ultimate destination for punk rock, it will also see LA ska-punks The Interrupters, Mad Caddies, Anti-Flag and The Bombpops appear on the stage.
• Jägermeister Stage
One of two heavy stages at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival, metalcore and everything in between can be found on the Jägermeister Stage.
UK metal titans Bullet For My Valentine will mark their Slam Dunk debut with a headline performance.
Atreyu will bring their influential metalcore hybrid to the stage, alongside emo icons Silverstein, who are set to release their latest studio album ‘Redux: The First Ten Year’ in April.
The Word Alive, Missouri rockers Story Of The Year, Wage War and The Plot In You are also appearing on this stage.
• Impericon Stage
A Slam Dunk Festival institution, the Impericon Stage will continue its legacy of bringing the world’s best heavy-hitters to Leeds and Hatfield over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Genre-defying New York act Glassjaw will make their Slam Dunk Festival debut in a highly-anticipated headline performance.
Watford’s Gallows will return to the festival alongside American powerhouses The Bronx and Canadian hardcore punk rockers Cancer Bats.
Ensuring mayhem from the very beginning, hardcore supergroup Angel Du$t, Time And Space noisemakers Turnstile, and Pure Noise Records heroes Knocked Loose complete the hardcore billing.
• The Dickies Stage
Headlined by The Menzingers, the Dickies Stage will see LA natives Touche Amore, US revival pack Tiny Moving Parts, and American stalwarts The Get Up Kids and Saves The Day take to the stage for a complete education in all things emo.
Completing the stage will be two-piece Tigers Jaw and Brit punks Milk Teeth.
• The Marshall Stage
Appearing this May for a debut Slam Dunk Festival performance, Plain White T’s are set to headline the Marshall Stage.
Before hearing the band’s pop-rock classics, festival-goers can enjoy indie-rockers Hellogoodbye, Illinois natives Real Friends, Seaway and Trophy Eyes.
The stage will also see A Loss For Words’ UK reunion on the 10-year anniversary of their album The Kids Can’t Lose.
• The Key Club Stage
Paying homage to the beloved Leeds institution, The Key Club Stage will recreate venue magic on their stage at Leeds and Hatfield with alternative names jam-packed onto the line-up.
Topping the bill will be enigmatic electro-rock duo iDKHOW in a Slam Dunk Festival debut performance.
Joining them will be alt-pop sensation Lights, Billboard-charting Grandson and Employed To Serve.
Birmingham metallers SHVPES and Aussies Between You & Me will also appear ahead of Story Untold’s pop-punk performance.
Press To Meco, Our Hollow Our Home, Kublai Khan, Cruel Hand, Pagan and Wallflower will complete the genre-crossing showcase, with secret special guests still to be announced.
• The Acoustic Stage
One for acoustic aficionados, this stage will be the go-to destination for slower sing-a-longs with beloved Slam Dunk Festival names.
Justin Courtney Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack will lead the line-up which also features singer-songwriter Rob Lynch and former We Are The Ocean singer Liam Cromby.
Lightyear’s Chas Palmer Williams and Lizzy Farrall will also perform acoustic sets in Hatfield Park.
• TICKET INFORMATION
Festival tickets and afterparty tickets are on sale now and are available from http://slamdunkfestival.com/
Tickets cost £59. Afterparty tickets are sold separately. All subject to booking fees.
Tickets for car parking, coaches from other cities and shuttle busses are available from www.slamdunkfestival.com/
• FESTIVAL TIMES
Festival gates and wristband exchanges will be open from 9am.
The main arena will open from 11am, with first acts on from 11.45am.
All acts will be finished by 10pm, with a 11pm festival curfew.