Slam Dunk Festival 2014 line-up and headliner announced

Slam Dunk Festival 2013 at Hatfield [Picture: Ed Mason]

Slam Dunk Festival 2013 at Hatfield [Picture: Ed Mason]

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The first bands playing the 2014 Slam Dunk Festival in Hatfield have been announced, including the tour’s main stage headliner.

"The All-American Rejects are a massive headliner for us. "

Slam Dunk Festival organiser Ben Ray

The UK’s biggest independent touring festival returns to Hatfield on Sunday, May 25, and will be headlined by The All American Rejects.

Slam Dunk will be their only UK performances of 2014.

Also playing the pop-punk, ska, metal, punk and rock event are the likes of The Ghost Inside, Canterbury, Letlive., Bury Tomorrow, The Devil Wears Prada, I Killed The Prom Queen and Decade.

As expected, ska punks Goldfinger, Zebrahead and Fandangle will also play Slam Dunk’s three main festival dates, after already being confirmed for the first Slam Dunk Ska Punk Tour.

The first Slam Dunk Festival 2014 line-up announcement has been madeThe first Slam Dunk Festival 2014 line-up announcement has been made

Spread across seven stages, others on the Slam Dunk 2014 poster are Caliban, Crown The Empire, I Am The Avalanche, Real Friends and Neck Deep, with many more bands to be announced.

Slam Dunk Festival organiser Ben Ray said: “I am happier than ever to finally announce the line-up for this year’s Slam Dunk Festival.

“With such big hit singles, The All American Rejects are a massive headliner for us.

“I wanted a band who haven’t just toured the UK earlier in the year, or doing other dates around the festival, so they are perfect to make the festival unique.

“It’s taken me a bit longer to book this year, but really appreciate everyone’s patience and the belief that we will deliver the best event of the summer.”

Slam Dunk Festival North will take place at Leeds University on Saturday, May 24.

The festival comes to The Forum Hertfordshire, on the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane campus in Hatfield, the following day.

Following Slam Dunk South on Sunday, May 25, the festival moves to the Midlands and Wolverhampton Civic on Bank Holiday Monday, May 26.

Tickets for all three venues will go on sale at 9am on Friday, February 14.

Tickets are priced £35, and £39 with after-show party across all sites.

For a full list of ticket outlets for all shows, visit the Slam Dunk website at www.slamdunkmusic.com

* Pictures of last year’s 2013 Slam Dunk Festival.

* For the latest music festival news, visit the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ Festival section.

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