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Slam Dunk Festival announces 2024 line up featuring You Me At Six, Bob Vylan, Pale Waves & The All American Rejects!

Slam Dunk, the UK’s biggest independent rock festival is back for 2024, sharing its huge first drop of artists for next summer as tickets get set to go on sale and dates are revealed. A veritable feast of all things pop-punk, emo, metal and alternative music, You Me At Six, The All American Rejects and I Prevail top the bill, alongside Funeral For A Friend, Asking Alexandria, Waterparks, Palaye Royale, Pale Waves and tons more. Slam Dunk will return to Hatfield Park on Saturday 25th May, before heading back to its home in Leeds, Temple Newsam on Sunday 26th May 2024. Tickets go on sale this Friday 27 October at 10am via www.slamdunkfestival.com.


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Today’s announcement is made up of 20+ artists who’ll be making their way to Slam Dunk next May - including the mighty You Me At Six hot on the heels of their eighth studio album, Truth Decay which shot to #4 on the UK album charts this year. Legends of the scene and bringing a catalogue of era-defining hits, The All American Rejects will be paying a visit from across the pond, on the back of announcing their first headline tour in almost a decade, while Grammy-nominated Detroit rockers, I Prevail will be rounding off their huge World Tour, only at Slam Dunk Festival 2024.

You Me At Six’s Josh Franceschi said, “Looking forward to returning to Slam Dunk this year to headline the festival. Slam Dunk has given You Me At Six so much over our career & we’ve got a lot of special memories from performing there over the years. The line-up is stacked with great artists, so will be an elite one.”

Also on the bill, Boys Like Girls who delighted fans as they released ‘SUNDAY AT FOXWOODS’, their first album in over a decade just last week! Plus punk-rock legends We The Kings who produced some of the biggest pop punk hits of the 00s and Head Automatica who invite Slam Dunk festival goers to join them in celebrating Decadence’s 20th anniversary.

Welsh emo rock legends Funeral For A Friend join the line-up, having just rounded off a huge 20th anniversary celebration of their seminal album ‘Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation’. Brit metalcore titans Asking Alexandria are on the bill, too, following their latest album release, a #1 smash in the US, Where Do We Go From Here?, as well as Cody Carson’s Set It Off.

Houston TX’s finest pop-punk export, Waterparks have been busy - they’ve just dropped INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, announced a North American Tour and today they’re revealed on the huge line-up for Slam Dunk! Vegas’ own alt-rock trio Palaye Royale will serve up their unique theatrically tinged performances complete with a mega dose of glamour and enigmatic style, while the moody, melodic Manchester four-piece Pale Waves join the line-up, with a catalogue of anthemic pop-punk hits. Plus, there’s experimental punk duo Bob Vylan, the alt scene’s spectacular RØRY as well as Leeds’ very own alt-rockers Artio making their Slam Dunk debut.

There’s a lot more in store for Slam Dunk 2024 - with LA ska punk rockers The Interrupters, Goldfinger who’ll be celebrating a whopping 25 years in 2024, the globally revered rock institution no less - Pennywise and bringing anthemic shout-along punk - The Bouncing Souls. We’re not done yet with The Selecter led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black (aptly crowned the Queen of Ska) joining the line-up, the ever-eclectic London ska-punk fusion four-piece, The Skints and Cali’s own ska punk band, Mad Caddies.

Famed for their fan-favourite album ‘The Greatest Generation’ which turned 10 this year, The Wonder Years will be paying a welcome visit to Slam Dunk, along with beloved emo outfit who dropped their latest single ‘tie die’ this summer Mom Jeans, L.S. Dunes who’ll be coming charged with punk energy and Michigan’s most unapologetic hardcore export, La Dispute, as well as Songs For The Willow hitmakers, One Step Closer.

Firmly cemented as a must-attend on the UK festival circuit, Slam Dunk has been serving up a healthy dose of rock, alt, pop-punk, metal and emo since 2006. From legends of the scene, internationally renowned rock icons and the most exciting breakthrough acts from the UK, US and even further afield, Slam Dunk Festival is not to be missed. Located across two sprawling greenfield sites in Leeds and Hertfordshire, Slam Dunk is in a league of its own - described by NME as “one of the UK’s most exciting young festivals”, Kerrang added “nothing gets us excited for the summer like Slam Dunk festival”. With tons of awards wins and nominations under its belt, a sell-out success in 2023 and now a mega 2024 line-up (with more to come), fans are urged to get tickets now to avoid missing out.




Slam Dunk Festival is back for 2024 - coming to Hatfield Park on Saturday 25th May and Leeds Temple Newsam on Sunday 26th May. Tickets go on sale this Friday 27 October at 10am via www.slamdunkfestival.com.

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