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Slam Dunk Festival announces 2021 line-up

The festival will return to Leeds and Hatfield in May 2021.

Organisers of Slam Dunk Festival have announced more names for the rescheduled event, taking place in May 2021. The festival will take to Temple Newsam, Leeds on Saturday 29 May 2021 and Hatfield Park, Hatfield on Sunday 30 May 2021.

Having promised to work to keep as many of the bands as possible from the 2020 line-up, Slam Dunk organises have confirmed that Don Broco and Sum 41 will headline in 2021, alongside the return of the much-celebrated Punk In Drublic Stage, which will welcome NOFXPennywiseMe First And The Gimme GimmesReel Big FishThe Vandals and Face To Face.

Among the huge number of bands confirmed to appear, Slam Dunk have also confirmed Billy Talent, While She SleepsBury TomorrowState ChampsThe UsedThe Story So Far and many more.

“Not delivering Slam Dunk Festival in 2020 was hard, but with 2021 being the 15th anniversary we will be sure to make it a special one for us all,” says organiser Ben Ray. “With overwhelming support shown by our fans by keeping hold of their tickets, I felt it was important to try to give them as many of the artists they bought their tickets for as possible. Therefore I’m so happy to be able to confirm the majority will be returning.”

Don Broco are set to headline off the back of 2018’s Technology, a record which scored the Bedfordshire rockers their highest UK charting position to date.

The four piece – comprising Rob Damiani, Simon Delaney, Matt Donnelly and Tom Doyle – rose through the British underground with Thug Workout towards the end of the ’10s, before releasing their debut Priorities in 2012 and their mainstream breakthrough Automatic three years later.

They most recently unveiled new single ACTION in 2019, teaming up with some of the global rock scene’s most prominent vocalists for an alternative version.

They join co-headliners Sum 41, who dropped their seventh studio album Order In Decline in 2019, having made a permanent stamp on the pop-punk scene since their All Killer No Filler debut in 2001. Leading the charge with singles Fat Lip and In Too Deep, the band have remained a live fixture across the globe ever since.

Slam Dunk Festival will also welcome back the Punk In Drublic Stage, headlined and curated by Los Angeles punk veterans NOFX.

The line-up will also welcome 3Oh!3, Mayday Parade, The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, Code Orange, Four Year Strong, Young Guns, Basement and many more artists from across alternative music.


Slam Dunk Festival 2021 Line-up

Slam Dunk Festival 2021 will be headlined by Don Broco and Sum 41.

  • Don Broco
  • Sum 41
  • NOFX
  • Billy Talent
  • While She Sleeps
  • Bury Tomorrow
  • State Champs
  • The Used
  • The Story So Far
  • Pennywise
  • Me Firs And The Gimme Gimmes
  • Reel Big Fish
  • 3Oh!3
  • Mayday Parade
  • The Wonder Years
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • Code Orange
  • Four Year Strong
  • Young Guns
  • Basement
  • We Are The In Crowd
  • Knuckle Puck
  • Trash Boat
  • Your Demise
  • Stray From The Path
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Dance Gavin Dance
  • A
  • The Vandals
  • Face To Face
  • Zebrahead
  • Issues
  • The Faim
  • Counterparts
  • Comeback Kid
  • Deez Nuts
  • Dream State
  • This Wild Life
  • Movements
  • Hands Like Houses
  • With Confidence
  • Roam
  • I Am The Avalanche
  • Grayscale
  • Normandie
  • Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
  • Spunge
  • Blood Youth
  • Free Throw
  • Vukovi
  • Sleep On It
  • Popes Of Chillitown
  • Days N’ Daze
  • Doll Skin
  • Wargasm
  • Static Dress
  • Yours Truly
  • The Bottom Line
  • The Baboon Show

Original tickets for Slam Dunk Festival remain valid. Additional tickets are available through our friends at Ticketweb

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