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Festival News: Slam Dunk Festival adds a brand new stage

Slam Dunk Festival has added a brand new stage and lots more bands to this years line up
The following artists have been announced for he new acoustic/solo stage:

The Rocket Summer

Rob Lynch

Away Days

Elder Brother


Grumble Bee


Bethan Leadley

Lianne Kaye
Check out the poster below for the full line up  



Music News: Slam Dunk adds 8 new bands

Slam Dunk Festival 2016, which is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, has got a whole lot bigger and better with the addition of 8 new bands joining the previously announced bands Panic! At The Disco, Of Mice & Men, New Found Glory, Four Year Strong, Every Time I Die, Issues, Memphis May Fire and Real Friends

The new additions include Mallory Knox, The Story So Far, Set Your Goals, Miss May I, We Came As Romans, The Starting Line, Zebrahead and Capdown!

The dates for Slam Dunk 2016 are:

Saturday 28 May 2016 – SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL North – Leeds
City Centre
Sunday 29 May 2016 – SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL Midlands –
Birmingham, NEC (new venue)
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2016- SLAM DUNK
FESTIVAL South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire


Tickets are available from slamdunkmusic.com. Don’t miss out!

Live Review: Blitz Kids – Slam Dunk 2014

Slam-Dunk-Festival-2014The Kerrang stage opened with a memorable performance from the Blitz Kids – setting the scene with an explosive entrance that saw a small audience rapidly swell after just the first few opening chords, with many keen to see what this band – who seem to be taking 2014 by storm – have to offer.

Blitz Kids opening track – the almighty All I Want Is Everything, immediately grabbed the crowd’s attention and quickly had everyone up and chanting, providing a rousing start to the day.

The enthusiastic reception visibly lifted the band and the charismatic front man Joe James, who is possessed of a truly remarkable voice, played the crowd with professional ease – a result of the relentless touring that this band have undertaken to get them to this point.

Singles Run For Cover and On My Own from the recent release (and excellent) The Good Youth were delivered with power and confidence, combining strong harmonies, powerful bass and strong drum rhythms. Never Die, taken from 2012s Never Die EP was received with equal zealor.

Keep Swinging – a more pop-influenced but very melodic and catchy track had everyone singing along and Sold My Sole with its heavy bass and infectious big chorus will without a doubt be a sure fire hit across this year’s festival scene.

This performance clearly highlighted why Blitz Kids have gained such a staunch following, and one that will continue to gather momentum this year – a tight, well produced but highly enjoyable delivery from start to finish.

Blitz Kids give everything they have to every performance, and strive to make each delivery their best possible. They genuinely appreciate the recognition that they are finally achieving – and deservedly so from all of the hard work they have put in to get them here.

I hope 2014 sees Blitz Kids rise to the top of the music scene – talent like this should be recognized, championed and rewarded!

Catch our interview with Joe and Jono and photos from Slam Dunk South 2014 and coming soon!

Written By: Lindsy Stott

Slam Dunk: Signing Tents

Slam-Dunk-Festival-2014Kerrang! are holding signings at this weekends Slam Dunk Festival.

Check out all the signing times for each site below.

Slam Dunk North

State Champs – 13.15
Motion City Soundtrack – 14.15
Neck Deep – 15.30
Kids In Glass Houses – 16.15
We Are The In Crowd – 17.30

Slam Dunk South

State Champs – 13.15
Motion City Soundtrack – 14.15
Neck Deep – 15.30
Kids In Glass Houses – 16.15
We Are The In Crowd – 17.30
Mallory Knox – 18.00

Slam Dunk Midlands

State Champs – 13.15
Motion City Soundtrack – 14.15
Neck Deep – 15.30
Kids In Glass Houses – 16.15
We Are The In Crowd – 17.30


You can check out all the stage times here.