October 22 2014 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Organisers of music festival Slam Dunk have added another three bands to the main 2014 bill and also announced the acoustic stage line-up.
* Saturday, May 24
Slam Dunk Festival North: Leeds University.
* Sunday, May 25
Slam Dunk Festival South: The Forum Hertfordshire, Hatfield.
* Monday, May 26
Slam Dunk Festival Midlands: Wolverhampton Civic.
The touring rock, pop-punk, ska and metal event returns to the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield on Sunday, May 25.
The southern leg of the festival takes place a day after Slam Dunk North at Leeds University.
The three-day festival finishes with Slam Dunk Midlands at Wolverhampton Civic on Monday, May 26.
And joining exclusive headliners The All-American Rejects at all three venues will be Feed The Rhino, the brutal five-piece from Kent who have new album ‘The Sorrow and The Sound’ set for a June 16 release through new label Century Media/Siege Of Armada Records.
Already a huge band on the live circuit, following tours with the likes of Bury Tomorrow and Bring Me The Horizon, they will be one of the bands to catch at this year’s Slam Dunk show at The Forum Hertfordshire.
Also joining the line-up are New Forest pop-rockers Natives, who have just released their much-acclaimed debut album ‘Indoor War’.
Completing the trio of new acts are Wiltshire-based hardcore band Landscapes. They follow up their recent support slot with Architects with this festival spot.
The acoustic stage acts have also now been announced, with headliner Vinnie Caruana, of The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche, playing a mixture of songs from both his bands’ back catalogue, as well as new, solo tracks.
Also playing will be Washington crooner You, Me, and Everyone We Know for an exclusive UK performance.
The much-hyped Rob Lynch is returning to the Slam Dunk Festival line-up.
Joining them will be Mike Herrera, of MXPX fame, and UK up-and-comer The Lion & The Wolf.
On top of these acts, special guests will be announced on each of the days at the festival.
Tickets for Slam Dunk are priced at £35, and £39 with after party across all sites.
For a full list of ticket outlets, visit www.slamdunkmusic.com
In addition to the three main festivals, Slam Dunk will also be returning to Scotland and Wales this year, with shows at the Edinburgh Liquid Room and Newport Centre.
These stripped down versions of the main festival will see a pop-punk bill at both featuring We Are the In Crowd, Hit the Lights, Neck Deep and Decade.
Local boys Save Your Breath will be joining the line-up in Newport on Tuesday, May 27, and likewise upcoming Scottish stars Altered Sky will play Edinburgh on Friday, May 23.
Tickets for these gigs are priced £15.
Main Slam Dunk Festival 2014 line-up:
* The All-American Rejects
* Feed The Rhino
* Vinnie Caruana
* Mike Hererra
* You, Me, and Everyone We Know
* Rob Lynch
* The Lion & The Wolf
* Mallory Knox
* Kids In Glass Houses
* We The Kings
* The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
* Jesse James
* MC Lars
* Ghost Town
* Heart Of A Coward
* Save Your Breath
* Modern Baseball
* We Are The In Crowd
* Less Than Jake
* Motion City Soundtrack
* Hit The Lights
* State Champs
* A Loss For Words
* Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
* Blitz Kids
* Bury Tomorrow
* The Ghost Inside
* The Devil Wears Prada
* I Killed The Prom Queen
* Crown The Empire
* I Am The Avalanche
* Real Friends
* Neck Deep