Slam Dunk Festival organisers add another 13 to 2013 line-up

PUBLISHED: 11:47 01 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:47 01 April 2013

Slam Dunk 2013

Slam Dunk 2013


ANOTHER 13 bands have been added to the Slam Dunk Festival 2013 line-up set for the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield next month.

Kids in Glass Houses will be playing the 2013 Slam Dunk Festival at the University of Hertfordshire in HatfieldKids in Glass Houses will be playing the 2013 Slam Dunk Festival at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

The pop-punk, metal, ska, punk, emo and rock festival returns to the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane campus on Sunday, May 26.

And organisers have announced a further 13 additions to this year’s main festival line-up, which will also visit Leeds University on May 25 and new venue Wolverhampton Civic the day after the Hatfield show.

Kicking off the latest announcement is rock band Kids In Glass Houses, who will make a grand return to the live arena, having taken time out of touring since their festival stint last summer.

A Slam Dunk statement said: “Currently in the process of recording their fourth album, we are thrilled that the rock outfit will be exclusively airing this new material at Slam Dunk Festival.”

Cancer Bats will play this year's Slam Dunk Festival at the University of Hertfordshire in HatfieldCancer Bats will play this year's Slam Dunk Festival at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

Having made such a huge impact last year, Slam Dunk bosses are pleased to announce that Canada’s Cancer Bats will be back to play this year, tearing up the festival with their hardcore material.

Already confirmed for Slam Dunk’s Ireland show, Bury Tomorrow are additionally added to all three main Slam Dunk Festival legs in England.

Also flying the flag for new British metal and hardcore, Slam Dunk have confirmed Hertfordshire band Heights and Heart In Hand.

Slam Dunk will also be welcoming an Aussie invasion with open arms, bringing over three of the biggest names from Down Under.

First of the three is Tonight Alive, who have recently smashed the Kerrang! Tour and received an incredible reception.

Heroes For Hire will be flying over for their first-ever UK performance, adding to the hottest pop punk line-up of the year.

Last but not least, Aussie favourites House VS Hurricane will be bringing their progressive post-hardcore back over to the UK for an explosive performance.

Following the international vibe that seeps through the festival this year, Slam Dunk have also announced the first French band – Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

They will be the first ever French band to perform at the three-day spectacular.

Having made a brief visit over to the UK before, the quintet will be making their first major appearance this year at the festival.

After previously announcing that ska punk heroes King Prawn are reforming to play at the festival, Slam Dunk have also welcomed along one of the band’s touring partners, [Spunge].

With Slam Dunk bookers keen to support the British music scene, hotly tipped up-and-coming outfits Blitz Kids and Gnarwolves are further additions to the SDF13 bill.

The American Scene have also been confirmed for the festival.

The latest additions join the likes of previously announced headliners All Time Low, Deaf Havana, Four Year Strong, Sleeping With Sirens, The Skints, Pierce The Veil, The Early November, We Are The Ocean, The Wonder Years, Memphis May Fire, Polar Bear Club, Yashin, Mallory Knox and Me Vs Hero on the poster.

Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival’s southern leg at the Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield are £34, or £38 including the 18 plus after-show party.

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