DON BROCO, PVRIS, WHILE SHE SLEEPS, THE BRONX & MANY MORE AMONGST BANDS ANNOUNCED
Earlier this month, SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL announced its huge return to the festival circuit with headliners YOU ME AT SIX. The festival, which takes place over the May bank holiday weekend at 3 sites in Leeds, Hatfield and Wolverhampton, announced a massive increase in capacity at all events late last year. 2015 sees the Leeds event return to its original home, Millennium Square.
Joining YOU ME AT SIX will be friends of SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL, DON BROCO. These recent Kerrang! cover stars have been one of the fastest growing bands in the UK with many a BBC Radio 1 playlist, sold out tours and an increasingly expanding loyal fan base. They are currently working on their 2nd album, which is set for release this summer.
DON BROCO: “We’re very excited to be returning to Slam Dunk, it’s one of our favourite festivals and the line up this year is sick! “
Perhaps one of the most talked about new bands in the world right now, PVRIS will be making their UK festival debut at SLAM DUNK. Debut album ‘White Noise’ dropped late last year and the first single went C List on Radio 1. Expect massive things from this band after Slam Dunk. Singer Lynn Gunn of PVRIS says:
“We’ve always heard about Slam dunk and we’ve seen our friends performing at it. We’re very excited to get back over to the UK and finally get to play it ourselves!”
One of the most exciting, ferocious and downright brilliant UK metal bands, WHILE SHE SLEEPS return to SLAM DUNK after a 3 year absence, armed with new album ‘Brainwashed’ and a front man (Loz) with newly fixed and better than ever vocal chords (thanks doc!). This will be a must see, do not miss them at SLAM DUNK 2015!
Also joining the line-up includes probably one of the most perfectly chaotic bands TRASH TALK, that will no doubt rip SLAM DUNK apart in the best possible way, Boston’s A LOSS FOR WORDS playing one of their final shows, THE BRONX will be flying in exclusively to bring the party whilst their alter ego MARIACHI EL BRONX will be sure to have everyone dancing.
As always, ska & punk will be a big fixture at the festival with old favourites,ZEBRAHEAD and BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE. Also following in the Slam Dunk tradition of having classic bands reform specially to play, UK ska punk heroes LIGHTYEAR, will be back! Long island, NYC’s PATENT PENDING will also be bringing their “psychotically fun and dramatically moving” live show to the festival.
Continuing to fly the flag for all those of you who like to be in the pit will be New York’s EMMURE and Sydney, Australia’s THY ART IS MURDER who make their festival debut.
Columbus Ohio 5 piece BEARTOOTH fresh from their sting on the 2015 Kerrang tour and excellent debut album ‘Disgusting’. Post-hardcore Illinois 5 piece, THE COLOR MORALE return to the UK following their Billboard Top 30 album ‘Hold On Pain Ends’. Finally, much loved emo-rock band TRANSIT and New York punks SUCH GOLD complete this 2nd announcement.
‘This will certainly be year of unique performances! After already announcing Bane’s final ever UK Festival appearance, it’s especially sad to see the A Loss for Words guys’ final show, as we’ve become close over the years. Although to balance things out it’s good to see the return of Lightyear!’ says Festival Promoter Ben Ray.
LINEUP SO FAR
WHILE SHE SLEEPS
THE COLOR MORALE
MARIACHI EL BRONX
BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE
A LOSS FOR WORDS
THY ART IS MURDER
YOU ME AT SIX
TAKING BACK SUNDAY
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS
THE WONDER YEARS
REEL BIG FISH
Saturday 23rd May – Slam Dunk Festival North – Leeds – City Centre
Millennium Square, O2 Academy, Leeds Beckett Uni, Ba Bar and 2 other outdoor stages.
Sunday 24th May – Slam Dunk Festival South – Hatfield – The Forum
University of Hertfordshire Campus (22 mins direct train from Kings Cross)
Bank Holiday Monday May 25th – Slam Dunk Festival Midlands – Wolverhampton – City Centre
Wulfrun Hall, Civic Hall & Bar, Green Room, and 3 outdoor stages.
Tickets are £39 (STBF) or £44 (STBF) with infamous Slam Dunk after party entrance included. For ticket outlets please visit www.slamdunkmusic.com