The time has come again for another Slam Dunk Festival announcement! With less than 5 weeks until the 7th annual Slam Dunk weekend, the line up is shaping to be a great success.
First to be announced in this next instalment is a band that everybody on the punk scene has been talking about since their reformed line up late 2011. That’s right, we’re proud to announce that Gallows will be making their first festival appearance at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival!
Playing for only the 3rd time since their new frontman Wade MacNeil (former Alexisonfire guitarist/singer) joined the line up, Gallows are a band that everybody is dying to see! With the release of their EP ‘Death is Birth’, the five-piece will hit the stage with an undoubtedly mind-blowing set.
After seeing the demise of their friends The King Blues, we are delighted to see that UK ska punk heroes Capdown have come out of retirement for a second time to join us at Slam Dunk Festival this year.
Bringing their energetic sounds back to the stage we look forward to see what the band have in store for us, but we can be very certain that it will be a killer show!
Next to be announced are Random Hand another of the UK’s finest ska punk bands. After a potential break up in 2010, the band came back more determined than ever and toured throughout last year, also releasing their third album ‘Seething is Believing’.
Celebrating their 10th year as a band, we look forward to welcoming their ska-punk-metal mash up to the festival!
Two other great punk rock bands to come out of the UK that are set to play the festival are, Sharks and Hildamay. Both have received praise for their latest releases and being permanent fixtures on the live scene, these bands will be a highlight this year.
Already announced for Slam Dunk Wales, Straight Lines will also be joining us at the main weekend festival. With the release of their new album ‘Freaks Like Us’ a month before the festival, we look forward to hearing some new live tracks from the band at all of their Slam Dunk dates!
Tim Landers will be making two appearances this year as we are pleased to announce that Misser is playing at the festival. Made up of members from Transit and This Time Next Year, the duo released their incredible EP ‘Problems. Problems. Problems.’ at the end of last year. Also keen to support fresh and upcoming talent, Slam Dunk have got Acoda and Our Time Down Here joining the line up.
Attack! Attack!/Dopamine frontman Neil Starr will be playing his new solo material on the acoustic stage.