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Slam Dunk Festival!

March 10, 2010 by  

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Slam Dunk Festival!

Alkaline Trio, Against Me, Rolo Tomassi, We are the Ocean, Skindred, My Passion, Hit the Lights, The Wonder Years and The Audition added to the bill for SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2010 line up!

– These will join New Found Glory (UK 2010 festival exclusive), Capdown (exclusive UK reunion show), Four Year Strong, Set your Goals, Fireworks, Breathe Carolina, The Rocket Summer, RX Bandits, Out of Sight and Every Avenue

– SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL this year happening over 2 days at 2 sites in London and then Leeds – Dates are Saturday 29th May (London) and Sunday 30th May (Leeds)

– Over 10,000 capacity, the festivals highest ever

– 40+ bands to play/be announced over 7 stages

The same bands will play both days, which are:
Saturday 29th May: ‘Slam Dunk Festival South’, University of Hertfordshire. 7 stages, 5000 capacity.
Sunday 30th May: ‘Slam Dunk Festival North’, Leeds University. 7 stages, 5000 capacity.

Over 40 bands will play both days!

SLAM DUNK actually started as a rock club night in 2001 at the legendary Cockpit in Leeds. It specialised in the pop punk / emo / ska punk / hardcore genres, and the brand also promoted shows by some of the most popular of the bands in the genres across Leeds. As these genres became more popular over the years, the brand started to become nationaly known as one of the original and best associated with the music, branching out and starting up the festival, as well as the record label that launched You me at Six.

2008 saw the format change from a one stage festival to the multi stage festival at Leeds University it is today. With the increase of stages came the increase in the number of bands, from international and major UK bands to the smaller upcoming UK bands. Being the only festival of its type to do this, the awareness of the festival quickly grew nationally. 2009 saw the festival grow even more to a total of seven stages and with an overall capacity of 5000 which sold out almost instantly.

Slam Dunk festival is now known for showcasing new UK talent, picking up the likes of You Me at Six in 2007 and Young Guns in 2009, as well as bringing over the cream of US talent for a UK audience. The list of previous bands includes Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Thursday, The Academy Is, Kids in Glass Houses, Hundred Reasons, Boys like Girls, The Blackout, Twin Atlantic, The Ghost of a Thousand, Devil sold his Soul, Attack! Attack!, Zebrahead, Sonic Boom Six, Fightstar and many more.

Tickets are £25 per day

www.slamdunkmusic.com






 

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