Slam Dunk Festival – New acts announced!

With an infallible first reveal, Slam Dunk Festival – the UK’s favourite alternative extravaganza, returns with a second round of monumental names for the 2019’s instalment.

Bullet For My Valentine, Glassjaw, Simple Plan, The Menzingers, I Don’t Know How, Turnstile, Knocked Loose, The Get Up Kids, Saves The Day, Tiny Moving Parts will all make their Slam Dunk Festival debut, with Trophy Eyes returning to show them how it’s done in Leeds and Hatfield over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Storming their way onto the Slam Dunk Festival bill for the very first time are Welsh metal titans Bullet For My Valentine. Easily one of the biggest British metal acts in history, the ground-breaking four piece have reached astronomical heights, with six chart-topping studio albums and headlining London’s Alexandra Palace earlier this month. Another exciting reveal, Bullet For My Valentine are to deliver a ground-breaking performance, headlining one of Slam Dunk’s iconic stages.

Another astounding Slam Dunk debut performance will come from hardcore heroes Glassjaw. Fronted by Daryl Palumbo and Justin Beck, Glassjaw are arguably one of the most influential bands in the underground music scene, due to their visceral sound, zealous live performances and intense history. Following a monumental headline performance at London’s Brixton Academy, Glassjaw will return to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival, charged with the fierce energy that propelled them to success in their beginnings.

Simple Plan, one of the most household names in mainstream pop-punk, are set to land on Slam Dunk soil in May 2019. Returning from their mammoth world tour, in celebration of the 15th anniversary No Pads, No Helmets….Just Balls, needless to say, their set will be filled with undeniable classics for fans old and new.The Menzingers are set to be a fan-favourite over the May bank holiday weekend.

Comprised of Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman, formerly of Panic! At The Disco and Falling In Reverse respectively, I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME – commonly known as iDKHOW – reinvent electro-rock as possibly the hottest new rock duo in the world, with diehard fans desperate to see IDKHOW make the Slam Dunk Festival stage their own.

Joining these incredible names will be mid-90’s emo royalty, The Get Up Kids and Saves The Day. Travelling from Missouri and New Jersey respectively, it’s undeniable the impact these two seminal artists have had on their scene, are set to delight audiences and bands alike with classic melodies twinned with catchy trademark hooks. Rounding off the blistering second-wave of acts, Slam Dunk is thrilled to welcome Tiny Moving Parts to the festival for the first time.

Exciting stuff!