Hot off the last mind-blowing announcement, Slam Dunk Festival are showing no signs in slowing down, revealing another 10 names for the UK’s favourite alternative all-dayer.
Making their debut Slam Dunk Festival performance this year, Plain White T’s are set to make an appearance at Leeds and Hatfield over the bank holiday weekend. Armed with an undeniably successful selection of indie-rock anthems, the American quintet saw astronomical acclaim with quadruple platinum hit ‘Hey There Delilah’ and the guitar-driven, ‘Our Time Now’. The band return to UK shores with latest album, the energetic Parallel Universe.
After bursting onto the alternative scene with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs, which featured sweeping indie-synth-pop delights such as ‘Here (In Your Arms)’ and ‘Baby It’s Fact’, Hellogoodbye became a mainstay of US indie-rock. Three anthemic albums later, Forrest Kleine and the gang are set to return to Slam Dunk Festival bringing their newly-developed sultry pop rock for a highly-anticipated performance, decorated with both new hits and emo classics.
As influential as they are inimitable, Touche Amore’s signature mix of perfectly discordant post-hardcore and intelligently raw screamo has earned the Los Angeles group legions of devoted fans. The quintet’s ability to balance sincerity and disorder on a knife edge is as captivating live as it is on record, making their riotous performance at Slam Dunk Festival not one to be missed this summer.
Canadian alt-pop sensation Lights will also make her debut Slam Dunk Festival performance this year. One of the fastest rising stars of the decade, Lights has amassed millions of fans worldwide with her one-of-a-kind blend of magical pop melodies. Her latest album, the ethereal ‘Skin & Bone’, won JUNO’s 2018 Pop Album of the Year award.
Proving that there’s more to Scranton, Pennsylvania than a fictional paper company, Tigers Jaw deliver emotionally-driven anthems time and time again. The duo responsible for impassioned tracks such as ‘Plane vs. Tank vs. Submarine’, ‘Guardians’ and ‘Never Saw It Coming’ have earned a loyal fanbase who they’re set to delight at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival.
Atlanta-based rockers Microwave join the impressive line up, promising a vibrant performance at Slam Dunk Festival. Expect their trademark heartfelt lyricism mixed with rushing guitars and rock sensibilities on tracks from their debut ‘Stovall’ and most recent release, ‘Much Love’.
Continuing the heavy, Employed To Serve and Our Hollow Our Home will represent the very best in the UK metal at Slam Dunk Festival, set for a brutal face-melting display across the weekender.
After the huge success of Slam Dunk’s move to Hatfield House last year, the festival has also announced plans for a new site for Slam Dunk North, moving to Leeds’ Temple Newsam Estate so even more pop-punk fanatics can make their way to the definitive date of the alternative diary. Reaching across two stunning greenfield sites in Leeds and Hatfield on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019 - Slam Dunk 2019 is the next evolution for that go-to destination of rock.
Published on 29 January 2019 by Ben Robinson