Slam Dunk announces third wave of acts ahead of popular May festival 3 years ago

Slam Dunk announces third wave of acts ahead of popular May festival

Let it rock.

Already boasting a remarkable lineup, Slam Dunk Festival has just cemented its position as one of the main places to be over the May Bank Holiday weekend by revealing more names added to its already exciting bill.


The third wave of acts announced include Twin Atlantic, The Skints, Zebrahead, Set Your Goals, Northlane, Comeback Kid, Counterparts, Capdown, Save Ferris, Broadside and Can’t Swim.

These names will join co-headliners Good Charlotte and Jimmy Eat World, as well as previously announced acts Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Taking Back Sunday, Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs, Thursday, Creeper, and many more.


Twin Atlantic will return to Slam Dunk following their first appearance in 2008. With four stunning albums under their belt, the Glasgow group’s return is sure to be highly-anticipated among the Slam Dunk crowd. Their most recent release,features beautifully crafted anthems such as the soaring "Gold Elephant: Cherry Alligator" and groove-laden "Valhalla", set to come to life and mark their May appearance as a definitive festival moment.

Earning the respect of legendary names such as Tippa Irie and Horseman, who subsequently lent their vibes to feelgood track "The Town", The Skints are set to inject a shot of sunshine straight to Slam Dunk. Hard-hitting lyrics delivered by the talented multi-instrumentalist Marcia Richards, guitarist Josh Waters Rudge and percussionist Jamie Kyriakides are set to unite everyone in ska-punk spirit.


Poised to party at Slam Dunk Festival for their fifth consecutive year will be Grammy-nominated Californians Zebrahead. Loaded with infectious hooks and a world-famous frat-party live show, the "Hell Yeah!" heroes appearance promises to be a highlight of the festival season.

No strangers to Slam Dunk Festival, Set Your Goals will be returning to Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham set to fill their stage with singalongs of "The Few That Remain", "Summer Jam" and "Certain".

Armed with razor-sharp riffs and mesmerising ambition, Australian five-piece Northlane will make their way to Slam Dunk Festival for a truly remarkable sonic experience. 2018 will see Northlane return to the festival after their debut performance in 2016, delivering a transfixing spectacle across all three sites.

Responsible for full-throttle anthems such as "Wake The Dead" and "Do Yourself a Favour", Canadian kings of hardcore Comeback Kid are set to tear the Slam Dunk Festival stages apart when they return for the May weekender. Expect a fierce display of sonic power when the band step onto the stage, their appearance is not one to miss.

Slam Dunk Festival takes place Saturday 26th May (Leeds City Centre), Sunday 27th May (Hatfield Park) and Monday 28th May (Birmingham NEC).


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