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Slam Dunk have revealed their latest additions to the festival, completing the line-up for 2019.
Leading the announcement is the news that UK pop-punk favourites Neck Deep will be coming to Leeds and Hatfield in May.
One of the most successful UK bands of the genre, Neck Deep recently completed a UK arena tour with Don Broco.
Completing today’s line-up announcement are As It Is, Boston Manor, A Loss For Words, Grandson, Press To Meco, Story Untold, Between You & Me, The Plot In You, SHVPES, Kublai Khan and Cruel Hand.
Henry Cox of Boston Manor exclaims; “We’re very excited to be playing Slam Dunk again this year; it’s one of our favourite UK festivals. We’re gonna make it one to remember.”
In addition to these names, Slam Dunk Festival has also revealed the line-up for their much-loved acoustic stage. Performing across the weekend will be Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack, Rob Lynch, Liam Cromby formerly of We Are The Ocean, Chas Palmer-Williams of Lightyear and Lizzy Farrel.
Last week Slam Dunk Festival announced the addition of The Plot In You to the bill, completing the Jagermeister Stage bill.
They’ll appear alongside Wage War, The Word Alive, Silverstein, Story of the Year, Atreyu and stage headliners Bullet For My Valentine.
Also appearing over the weekend will be Plain White T’s, Hellogoodbye, Touche Amore, Lights, Tigers Jaw, Microwave, Wallflower, Wage War, Employed To Serve and Our Hollow Our Home.
“We’re totally giddy to be invited over to Slam Dunk this year,” says Hellogoodbye’s Forrest Klein. “The line up is insane, so many friends and lovers in one spot, it’ll be a completely gratuitous smile fest. Hellogoodbye has seen (and self-inflicted) countless changes between Slam Dunk visits in 2006, 2011, and now 2019; but I’ve got no doubt SDF will remain comfortingly the same: AN ABSOLUTE FUCKING TREAT.”
Milk Teeth, Atreyu, WSTR, Real Friends, Seaway, Pagan, The Word Alive, The Bronx, Cancer Bats and Angel Du$t will also perform.
The latter three join the Impericon Stage, alongside Glassjaw, Gallows, Turnstile, and Knocked Loose.
“It’s been far too long since Atreyu has touched down on UK soil,” the band say. “We can’t think of a better way to break the silence than Slam Dunk Fest! Get your big kid pants on…it’s gonna be a ripper!”
“Back once again with the ill behaviour,” Milk Teeth add. “Milk three take on Slam Dunk! We are super excited to be part of an amazing line-up. See you there”
In addition, NOFX will be playing their seminal Punk In Drublic in full at this year’s event.
The legendary punk rockers will headline a stage which also sees Bad Religion, Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Lagwagon, The Interrupters, Millencolin and The Bombpops on the bill.
Also playing across the weekend are Bullet For My Valentine, Simple Plan, The Menzingers, I Don’t Know How, The Get Up Kids, Tiny Moving Parts, Trophy Eyes and many more.
All Time Low will take on headline duties for the 2019 outing of Slam Dunk Festival, which this year makes the huge move to Temple Newsam Park in Leeds.
One of the most successful pop-punk bands across the globe, All Time Low released their most recent album Last Young Renegade last year. They made huge waves in the scene with their hugely influential So Wrong, It’s Right and Nothing Personal albums.
“There’s been a bit of an All Time Low drought in the UK recently,” frontman Alex Gaskarth announces, “so we thought it best to come back and tear shit up with some rad bands. Bring your life jackets.”
All Time Low will be the Godfathers of Pop-Punk, New Found Glory, also are also on the bill, with hits such as My Friends Over You and All Downhill From Here.
Waterparks will take to the stages following the release of sophomore album Entertainment.
“HELLO,” Waterparks frontman Awsten Knight announces in full capitals. “WE ARE COMING BACK TO SLAM DUNK. YES. THIS IS ALL. VERY GOOD. SEE YA SOON.”
Story Of The Year return having released their first new music in seven years last year. Gallows will also make their comeback, led by Wade Macneil.
Slam Dunk Festival will return to Hatfield House for its southern outing, with organisers announcing a move to Leeds’ Temple Newsam Estate in the north.
The event will take place in Leeds on Saturday 25 May 2019, and in Hatfield on Sunday 26 May 2019. That’s a Bank Holiday by the way.
Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival are available now through our friends at Ticketweb.