posted by Ellen, Jan 9 2013
After a jaw-dropping initial announcement, Slam Dunk Festival reveal their second set of bands, shaping this year’s line up into one that’s difficult to compete with.
Kicking off this new announcement, Slam Dunk is thrilled to announce that the hottest band in rock, Sleeping With Sirens, are including the festival as part of their first ever UK headline tour. Rock Sound have recently claimed that 2013 will belong to SWS, and with their tour dates selling out rapidly and subsequently being upgraded across the country, this band will definitely be ones to watch at SDF13. Adding another member of the Rise Records family, Slam Dunk also proudly welcomes metalcore outfit Memphis May Fire over to the UK. After recent success on tour with Of Mice & Men and huge acclaim for new album ‘Challenger’, MMF have been on the lips of metalcore fans everywhere ever since.
Slam Dunk are delighted to have New Jersey favourites Man Overboard play at the festival this year, having made a huge mark on the pop punk scene in the past two years with their extensive touring across the UK and relentless work ethic. Another exceptional announcement for the festival is Andrew McMahon (Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin), who heads over to the UK for his first solo tour. Hailed as a hero in the scene for his emotive and heartfelt song writing, fans will be lucky enough to hear material from both of his band’s catalogues.
Not shy to the festival and revisiting after his exceptional performances in the past, Slam Dunk Festival favourite MC Lars returns for his third year to drop his unique brand of punk inspired, self-styled ‘laptop-rap’ over the course of the weekend. Pop rockers The Summer Set return to the UK for the festival after successful support slots with Mayday Parade and We Are The In Crowd, along with supporting SDF13 headliner’s All Time Low next month on their UK tour. Slam Dunk are also pleased to announce that Mallory Knox will play at this year’s festival, another band who are set for a big year, having now been included on BBC Radio 1 playlists and the release of their debut full-length ‘Signals’ imminent.
Don’t forget that tickets are now on sale for Slam Dunk Festival for all three dates, including the brand new additional date at Wolverhampton Civic on Monday 27th May. Tickets are priced at £34 (£38 with afterparty) and ticket links can be found at www.slamdunkmusic.com