Eight more names added to Slam Dunk line-up

Yellowcard, appearing at the Slam Dunk Festival.
Yellowcard, appearing at the Slam Dunk Festival.

A further eight acts have been added to the line-up for the Slam Dunk Festival’s tenth anniversary event in Leeds in May.

Yellowcard, Mayday Parade, Roam, Northlane, Hacktivist, Cancer Bats, Norma Jean and Hit The Lights will join the headliners Panic! At The Disco and the likes of Of Mice & Men, New Found Glory and many more for the May 2016 bank holiday weekend event.

Yellowcard will be playing the festival for the first time and will play their huge album ‘Ocean Avenue’ in full, in a world exclusive.

Florida’s Mayday Parade have had a big year with a new album and a sold out UK headline tour under their belts already. They have played the festival twice before, in 2011 and 2012.

They say they are “stoked to be a part of this year’s Slam Dunk Festival: “We always look forward to travelling across the pond to play music for our UK fans and can’t wait to do again in 2016!”

Eastbourne pop punks Roam are all about pushing the pop punk envelope, as can be heard on their debut record. Having recently been inciting crowdsurfing frenzies on a plethora of tours across the UK, Europe and the US, the band will make a welcome return to the festival.

Alex Costello says: “We are so excited to play Slam Dunk again!

“Playing last year was one of the highlights of 2015 for us and I think this year will be even better now we have an album out. In my opinion it’s one of the best festivals in the UK, especially for pop punk bands. It’s definitely going to be one to remember.”

Australia’s Northlane will be back to play songs off their ARIA number one album ‘Node’.

They say: “Every time we visit the UK we’re welcomed with open arms and always look forward to crossing the globe because the Brits make it worth it! Festivals are the most fun you can have playing in a band and Slam Dunk is one of the best there is, We can’t wait to come over to the UK again!” 

Grimecore crew Hacktivist play Slam Dunk in the wake of the release of their acclaimed debut album Outside The Box (UNFD), which has seen them win acclaim across the board from the press and ignite their burgeoning underground fanbase.

Popular Canadians Cancer Bats have also played the festival twice, in 2012 and 2013 while fans of heavy, loud rock’n’roll won’t be disappointed this year with the addition of Georgia’s Norma Jean at their first Slam Dunk.

Finally, it wouldn’t be a proper anniversary without Hit The Lights. The band has flown over from the USA for a near record four times to play the festival and are always a big crowd pleaser with their huge pop punk sound. Expect nothing less from their 2016 performance.

The Slam Dunk Festival takes place on Saturday, May 28 with tickets on sale now priced at £42 or £47 including afterparty. Visit www.slamdunkmusic.com for all ticketing links.