Slam Dunk Festival: 13 More Bands Added To The Line Up

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Slam Dunk Festival are thrilled to announce a further 13 additions to this year’s festival, continuing to shape up a killer line-up with something for everybody!

Kicking off this next announcement is one of the UK’s most well loved rock bands Kids In Glass Houses, who will make a grand return having taken time out of touring since the festival stint last summer. 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!

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Having made such a huge impact last year, Slam Dunk are very pleased to announce that Canada’s, Cancer Bats will be back to play this year, tearing up the festival with their almighty performance, playing crowd favourites from their back catalogue of exceptional material.

Already announced to be playing over in Ireland and at such popular demand, Slam Dunk are also excited to confirm that Bury Tomorrow are additionally added to all three Slam Dunk Festival main dates. Also flying the flag for new British metal and hardcore, it is confirmed the outstanding, Heights and Heart,

The festival will 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 and adding to the hottest pop punk line-up this year! Last but not least of our Aussie trio is another  favourite House VS Hurricane, who will be bringing their progressive post-hardcore back over to the UK for an explosive performance.

Following the international vibe, Slam Dunk are pleased to announced that Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! 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 show.

After previously announcing that ska punk heroes King Prawn are reforming to play, Slam Dunk thought what better than to welcome along one of the band’s touring partners…. that’s right, confirmed for this year are ska punk classics [Spunge]! Hotly tipped up and coming British outfits Blitz Kids and Gnarwolves are further additions, with Slam Dunk extremely keen to support the British music scene with some of the hottest acts emerging from the country over the past year. Also keen to support up and coming acts from across the globe, Slam Dunk are pleased to confirm that their final addition to this magnificent announcement is The American Scene.

Saturday 25th May: Slam Dunk Festival North. Leeds University

Sunday 26th May: Slam Dunk Festival South. The Forum, Hatfield

Monday 27th May: Slam Dunk Festival Midlands. Wolverhampton Civic

New Additions: Kids In Glass Houses, Cancer Bats, Bury Tomorrow, Heights, Heart In Hand, Tonight Alive, Heroes For Hire, House VS Hurricane, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, [Spunge], Blitz Kids, Gnarwolves & The American Scene.

Previously announced: All Time Low, Deaf Havana, Four Year Strong, Sleeping With Sirens, The Skints, Pierce The Veil, The Early November, Allister, We Are The Ocean, The Wonder Years, Memphis May Fire, King Prawn, Streetlight Manifesto, Andrew McMahon, Senses Fail, Woe Is Me, The Word Alive, Polar Bear Club, Yashin, Man Overboard, The Summer Set, Transit, Mallory Knox, MC Lars, Jonny Craig, Me Vs Hero, Fireworks, The Story So Far, Handguns, Hands Like Houses, Our Last Night

Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival are £34 or £38 including the infamous aftershow party (please note aftershow party is 18+). For details go to

Additional Slam Dunk Regional events:

Friday 24th May, Slam Dunk Scotland, O2 ABC Glasgow (Four Year Strong, Pierce The Veil, Memphis May Fire, The Early November, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, Woe is Me & Hands Like Houses)

Tickets: £15 available from, 08444 999 990. Aftershow info to be announced soon

Tuesday 28th May, Slam Dunk Wales, Cardiff University (Four Year Strong, Pierce The Veil, Memphis May Fire, The Early November, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, Woe is Me & Hands Like Houses)

Tickets: £15 or £18 including aftershow available from, 02920 230130

Wednesday 29th May, Slam Dunk Ireland, The Academy Dublin (Four Year Strong, The Wonder Years, Bury Tomorrow, Yashin, Man Overboard, Fireworks, Jody Has A Hitlist, Wounds & Red Enemy)

Tickets: 18 Euros or 22 Euros (inc booking fee) available from |

All shows are 14 + and all aftershows 18+. All tickets on sale now!

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