Slam Dunk Festival has revealed its second drop of artists lined up for 2024. The UK’s biggest independent rock festival returns next summer, coming to Hatfield Park on Saturday 25th May, before heading back to its home in Leeds, Temple Newsam on Sunday 26th May 2024, and it’s shaping up to be one for the ages. Joining the stacked line-up are The Ghost Inside, State Champs, The Blackout, Against The Current, Taylor Acorn and Honey Revenge. They’re added to the bill alongside already-announced You Me At Six, The All American Rejects, I Prevail, Funeral For A Friend, Asking Alexandria, Waterparks, Palaye Royale, Pale Waves and more.
The Ghost Inside are heading to Slam Dunk 2024 , the self proclaimed music makers for outcasts and punk hardcore collective who first made our ears prick up on the release of 2012’s breakthrough album Get What You Give. State Champs will be there, too. After recently announcing they were playing ‘The Finer Things’ album in full at When We Were Young, the band revealed they will be doing the very same album play at Slam Dunk; this is the only place in the UK where fans will be treated to this set jam packed with throwback anthems next summer. Also not to be missed – the recently reunited The Blackout who’ll be celebrating The Best In Town 15th anniversary, inviting Slam Dunk festivalgoers along for the party.
Following their 2023 Nightmares And Daydreams world tour, it’ll be straight to Slam Dunk for Against The Current, along with the blazingly-good The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus who’ve thrilled crowds the world-over for more than 20 years, and get ready for “contagious, air-punching rock” as described by Alt Press, as we await their sophomore album it’s As December Falls. Two piece pop punkers Honey Revenge were born out of the LA scene and have countless sold out shows under their belt. Made up of Devin Papadol and Donovan Lloyd, they’ve been hotly tipped for some time now, with a captivating debut album Retrovision described by Kerrang as an “explosion of colour”, plus Nashville native and alt-pop-punk TikTok megastar Taylor Acorn who dropped her EP Certified Depressant in September this year and has been racking up millions on millions of views and followers on social media.
Southern Cali’s hardcore metal tour de force Stick To Your Guns. The global touring phenomenon marked 20 years in 2023, and will be swinging by Hatfield Park and Temple Newsam to continue the celebrations the only way they know how – delivering the crème de la crème of hardcore punk hot on the heels of this year’s Diamond Anniversary tour which has taken the US by storm. H2O was first established in 1994 and has firmly stood the test of time ever since. The New York hardcore outfit rose to prominence in the nineties and beyond. Melodic hardcore trailblazers, their army of die hard fans will be delighted to welcome the band back to UK soil right here in the hallowed grounds of Slam Dunk Festival. They’ll be joined on the Slam Dunk line upl by ska-core’s finest Big D and the Kids Table, and Brit punk outfit Snuff.
Today’s announcement sees even more big names join the Slam Dunk line up for next summer, alongside the likes of You Me At Six, The All American Rejects, I Prevail and more. Find the line-up in full here. 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”.