Slam Dunk Announce Remaining Bands

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Slam Dunk are thrilled to announce the remaining bands for the festival, which is a killer line-up, with something for everybody!

UK post rock 6 piece Devil Sold His Soul make a return to Slam Dunk this year for only  their 2nd ever performance at the festival. This time armed with the much heralded, Kerrang! Magazine 5/5 new album 'Empire Of Light', expect some epic sing alongs, the best light show on the day and one of the best UK heavy bands stealing the show.  The King Blues had to pull out of last year’s ‘Slam Dunk Festival as shortly before, it was announced that the band was splitting up. Because of this, Slam Dunk is very proud to have the very first UK festival performance of the band’s frontman, Itch.  Itch’s heavyweight collection of new solo songs will continue to emerge throughout 2013, and features ingredients that include punk, pop, reggae, folk, and dubstep. Now, as a solo artist, he is unhindered by anything other than the limits of his own tireless imagination, and is developing into one of the UK's finest and most authentic songwriters.

Joining Andrew McMahon (Something Corporate / Jacks Mannequin)  andJonny Craig (Emarosa / Dance Gavin Dance) on the ‘Solo’ Stage lineup will be 7 others from the ska, pop punk, rock and indie rock worlds. William Beckett (The Academy Is) will be debuting his first solo UK show at Slam Dunk this year.  His band, The Academy is first played the festival back in 2006 so it seems fitting he makes a triumphant return. Chas Palmer Williams of Lightyear fame will be there to hold the flag for Ska fans alike. With an already stellar ska punk lineup with legends King Prawn / Spunge he will be a welcome addition to this stage.

Gavin Butler (The Blackout) will be there once again playing songs from his debut EP & maybe the odd Blackout track too.  Ace Enders (The Early November / I Can Make A Mess) who not only is the lead singer of The Early November but is a solo performer in his own right, releasing a number of solo albums under guises of ‘I can Make a Mess (like Nobody’s Business) and ‘A Million Different People’. Expect to hear a selection from this talented artists back catalogue!

Other additions include Class Of 92 (Matty from A Loss For Words) will be bringing, Sophomore (Alex From Decade) and Marc Halls (Hey Vanity)
There will also be secret sets throughout the day from bands appearing on the other stages
Saturday 25th May: Slam Dunk Festival North. Leeds University (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 26th May: Slam Dunk Festival South. The Forum, Hatfield
Monday 27th May: Slam Dunk Festival Midlands. Wolverhampton Civic
New Additions:  ITCH, Devil Sold His Soul, Gavin Butler (The Blackout), William Beckett (The Academy Is)  Ace Enders (The Early November / I Can Make A Mess), Chas Palmer Williams (Lightyear), Class Of 92 (Matty from A Loss For Words), Sophomore (Alex From Decade), Marc Halls (Hey Vanity)

Published on 03 April 2013 by Ben Robinson

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