Saturday 28th May – Slam Dunk Festival North – Leeds University
Sunday 29th May – Slam Dunk Festival South – University Of Hertfordshire
On the 10th anniversary (2001 – 2011) of the first ever Slam Dunk event, Slam Dunk Festival 2011 is officially GO!!! While bands and stages start to take shape, the festival is ready to announce the first batch of acts for the 2011 event.
Following a SELL OUT 2010 event that saw the likes of New Found Glory, Alkaline Trio, Against Me!, Young Guns, Devil Sold His Soul, My Passion, Your Demise and Four Year Strong, Slam Dunk Festival 2011 will be the best yet and further strengthen it’s position as one of the best small UK festivals.
Bringing together the best and hottest acts from across the world, the festival this year, on the year of its 10th anniversary, will look to bring back some of its first ever acts booked to truly mark this special occasion. As with last year, the festival will once again set up across the final May Bank Holiday weekend hitting Leeds University on Saturday the 28th and then just on the outskirts of London, Hertfordshire University in Hatfield on Sunday the 29th.
So, onto the first acts to be announced….
A Slam Dunk 2011 exclusive, the festival see’s the joint headliners Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish playing together in the UK for the first time ever.
Less Than Jake’s Vinnie Fiorello says “We’re stoked on finally getting to tour with our great friends in Reel Big Fish in the UK and getting to do Slam Dunk as well rounds out to a perfect tour.”
The massive 3oh!3 will also be bringing the party by stopping in as part of their UK tour.
Following on Slam Dunk’s tradition of reunion’s after Farse in 2009 and Capdown in 2010, 2011 will see the UK exclusive reunion shows from fan favourites, US pop punk legends The Starting Line.
Also announced at this time are Slam Dunk favourites Mayday Parade, US mega act Framing Hanley, and the post-punk laptop rap of MC Lars. We are also pleased to announce the first UK bands, in We Are The Ocean & Deaf Havana.