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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!

Slam Dunk 2015

SDF15-poster-3 (1)2015 is the year You Me At Six take over Slam Dunk festival, one of the most anticipated headline artists in years.

You Me At Six will be joined by a huge variety of artists including Taking Back Sunday, PRVIS, We Are The Ocean, Gallows, Don Broco, Neck Deep, Lower Than Atlantis, While She Sleeps and a whole heap more.

Festival dates and venues

* Saturday, May 23

Slam Dunk Festival North: Leeds University.

* Sunday, May 24

Slam Dunk Festival South: The Forum Hertfordshire, Hatfield.

* Monday, May 25

Slam Dunk Festival Midlands: Wolverhampton Civic.

Tickets are priced at £37, and £39 with after-show party across all sites.

For a full list of ticket outlets for all shows, visit the Slam Dunk website at www.slamdunkmusic.com

Written By: Samantha Stott

Interview: Rob Lynch – Slam Dunk South 2014

Rob Lynch-11We had a chat with Rob Lynch at Slam Dunk South, here is what he had to say
The New Transmission: For anyone that isn’t familiar with you could you tell us a little bit about yourself and you sound?

Rob Lynch: My name is Rob Lynch, Im 28 years old and I come from a small market town in Lincolnshire called Stamford, but I currently reside in London. My favourite snack is Crunchy Cheetos and my favourite film is Stand By Me. I play honest acoustic pop music with roots in punk and folk.


TNT: Your début album “all these nights in bars will somehow save my soul” set for release later this year, what can we expect from the album?

Rob: You can expect 12 songs that come from the heart, broaching the subjects of life, love and death, presented to you in an uplifting manner.


TNT: How was the production of the album different to that of previous EPs?

Rob: I had more concentrated time to spend on the album, so we were able to go deep inside of the songs but also give them more time to breathe and grow. It was an intensive, liberating experience.


TNT: You’ve just wrapped up your tour with Charlie Simpson, how did that go?

Rob: It was great! Im actually listening to his album right now on the plane to Houston, so this question has caught me at the right time. It was only a week of shows, but it was a lot of fun. Hes a great guy, as are the rest of his band, and he has a really accommodating audience.


TNT: Do you have any favourite places to play?

Rob: I love playing in Hamburg! It feels like a home away from home. The people there are so welcoming and receptive. London shows are always a lot of fun, and I also like playing in Stamford, as it allows me to get a bit nostalgic.


TNT: Who are your musical influences?

Rob: I admire artists from all different genres, so I think influence and inspiration can come from anywhere. Some of my favourite artists are Bruce Springsteen, Elliott Smith, Blink 182 and Sigur Ros.


TNT: What can we expect from you in the next 12 months?

Rob: I m about to embark on the Vans Warped Tour in the USA for the next 2 months, when I get back Ill be gearing up for my album release and then Ill be touring in support of that for the next year!


Interviewed by: Samantha Stott