SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2015
Fresh Blood Stage competition is launched, Uprawr DJ stage announcement,
You Me At Six set rumours addressed!
The SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2015 organisers can now reveal, in conjunction with Kerrang Magazine’s Fresh Blood editor Jen Walker, that they have launched a Fresh Blood Stage competition, to let the attending fans have the final choice on who they would like to see at the festival. With over 10 great new bands to choose from, the band with the most votes will get to play at SLAM DUNK 2015.
The full list of bands are:
Boy Jumps Ship, The Hype Theory, Trash Boat, Zoax, Palm Reader, Astroid Boys, La Fontaines, Dead!, Crooks and For The Win. People can go and vote for their favourite right now at www.kerrang.com/slam dunk
John Franceschi from You Me At Six has ALSO responded to rumours the band will be playing the whole of their debut album ‘Take Off Your Colours’ in full at the festival: ‘The rumours are……incorrect. However, this being the 10th year of Slam Dunk as well as You Me At Six’s 10th year…we will be extensively paying homage to that with songs from our first record.’
From SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL organiser Ben Ray: ‘After seeing so many rumours flying around the internet about the You Me At Six set, I think it’s great they have let people know what they are planning to do. Although not the whole album, I think it will be enough to give the fans what they want! I am so proud for the album to have been released on Slam Dunk Records, and after not having seen them played live for a while, it will make the weekend even more special for me. It will certainly bring back some great memories!’
Read the full exclusive story in this week’s Kerrang Magazine, out today, 25th March.
The full line up for the Uprawr DJ Stage can also be revealed. The stage will see DJ sets on all 3 days from:
Now an established DJ double act, Dani & Davyd Winter-Bates from Bury Tomorrow, who after 2 years of playing the festival with the band, will be back once again. Now almost a resident of Slam Dunk, the ever popular Tek One will also be returning The stage will also see the debut of French DJ artist The Algorithm who infuses modern metal riffs and rhythms with a menagerie of electronic sub-genres such as IDM, chiptune and Trap, concocting his own style of fiercely heavy and individual music..
Hopefully bringing his well-known wild performances to the DJ stage, Terufumi Tomano will be taking time away from playing keyboard on another stage with Japanese electronic metal band Crossfaith.
Model turned DJ, Mel Clarke will no doubt bring one of her party smashing sets each day, which will also be completed by the other Uprawr resident DJs.
FULL SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2015 LINE UP:
YOU ME AT SIX
TAKING BACK SUNDAY
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS
THE WONDER YEARS
WHILE SHE SLEEPS
THE COLOR MORALE
MARIACHI EL BRONX
REEL BIG FISH
BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE
A LOSS FOR WORDS
THY ART IS MURDER
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
For any information on SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2015, press quotes, images, for interviews with Slam Dunk Promoter Ben Ray, please contact Matt Hughes or Hayley Connelly at MHC Publicity.