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Slam Dunk Festival GENRE ARCHIVES

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A chat with Lights at Slam Dunk

Deputy editor Lizi sat down with the lovely Lights at Slam Dunk earlier this year!

A chat with Telle Smith from The Word Alive

Back at Slam Dunk, deputy editor Lizi sat down with The Word Alive frontman Telle Smith for an in-depth chat on a decade of the band, ending a mammoth European tour at Slam Dunk and more.

Slam Dunk 2020 first headliner and wave of acts

*FESTIVAL KLAXON* The second festival announcement of the day is the first headliner for Slam Dunk Festival 2020!

Slam Dunk 2019 Awards – Leeds

We bring you another festival awards from Slam Dunk!

Slam Dunk Festival Awards 2019 – South

We're bringing our festival awards back! This is where we round up our favourites of a festival into a few categories. First up, deputy editor Lizi gives her opinions on the best parts of Slam Dunk South 2019.

Slam Dunk North 2019 Review!

Temple Newsam, Leeds, 25th May 2019: Never will you find a more wretched hive of snapbacks and Vans. As the fans begin entering the festival grounds, the day is bright and warm... sadly it won’t last, but rain, thunder or snow wouldn’t have kept the legions away from Leeds today.

Slam Dunk Festival South 2019

Day two of Slam Dunk 2019 sees us hit Hatfield for the final day of the touring festival. As a regular to the Birmingham date, it was weird heading to an all outdoor version of Slam Dunk. What was weirder but probably the best thing about the festival, was the fact that there were double stages, allowing for clashes to be minimised.

Broadening Horizons – How Slam Dunk is appealing to more fans than ever.

Slam Dunk has long been seen as a predominantly pop-punk festival. Although they have often featured a smattering of heavier or more abrasive bands, much of the higher reaches of the festival bills have been dominated by relatively inoffensive bands. In the last two years we have seen a rise in truly interesting aggressive music with the likes of Employed To Serve winning Kerrang!’s album of the year award last year and groups such as Code Orange making a splash on the global stage with a Grammy nomination. As Slam Dunk has manoeuvred to keep pace with this scene change, so has it looked to widen it's vision to further encompass a generation of fans who gazed longingly over The Pond at Vans Warped Tour in the late 1990s.

Slam Dunk 2019 ones to watch part two

The first of our two-part Slam Dunk ‘Ones to Watch’ features went live as Tom Butterworth previewed the most exciting of the heavier aspect of the festival. In today’s piece, I give my own ones to watch for who I cannot wait to see this year.

Let’s Talk About…. Lights (Slam Dunk Edition)

In this Slam Dunk special edition of our Let’s Talk About series, we discuss alternative pop starlet Lights who is gearing up for her debut appearance at the festival.

Seaway on their new material, touring, and crazy fan requests!

Following the release of their EP, 'Fresh Produce', we caught up with Ryan from Seaway to chat about their new music, weird fan requests, and what you can expect from their upcoming shows!

HALFNOISE announce UK shows

Zac Farro's creative project HALFNOISE are mixing in a few headline and a support show into their May UK festival run.

IDKHOW announce UK and European tour

Alt-poppers iDKHOW, led by Dallon Weekes, announce a UK and European tour!

The Word Alive announce tour surrounding their Slam Dunk 2019 appearances!

US metalcore favourites The Word Alive are set to kill two birds with one stone, by heading out on a European tour around their Slam Dunk Festival appearances!

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