Slamdunk North

By Sarah Ellen Dulson-Acton

With SLAM DUNK festival approaching excitement between rock music fans is buzzing. With a packed programme of huge talent from far and beyond there really is something for everyone!

Pop punk royalty Good Charlotte play the Jägermeister stage and Jimmy Eat World bringing the noise on the Monster Energy stage. These rock gods are veterans and professionals at bringing the party to any stage they play on, but, if that’s not your thing head of to the Key Club Acoustic stage to get up close and personal or swing by the Uprawr DJ stage, guaranteed to get you dancing. SLAM DUNK spoils you gifting eight stages in total, each one has something to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

The killer artists attending the festival are a true mix of up and coming acts along with more seasoned acts taking to the stage providing an unmissable experience.

American rockers Pvris take over the Jägermeister stage. Hailing from Lowell, Massachusetts, members Lynn Gunn, Alex Babinski, and Brian Mcdonald released their HUGE debut album, White Noise, in November 2014 and since the release of All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell dropped last year, their success and massive fan base, know as CVLT, has continued to expand across the globe. With these hard-core fans attending the atmosphere is guaranteed to be electric.

Along with Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday play the Monster energy stage. Thrashing out old skool emo classics such as Cute Without The E, Make Damn Sure and You’re So Last Summer, you’re bound to be bouncing and singing along. Taking back Sunday are well known for their high energy, super catchy riffs and sure know a thing or two about putting on a show so head over for an unmissable event.

Stumbling over to the Fireball stage you can catch a glimpse of Ska godfathers Reel big fish, Zebrahead and punk gods Goldfinger, just a few to name drop.

Buying the after party ticket is a must! And so is a high alcohol tolerance, these guys like to party hard!

With other festivals losing their grip on their rock roots, SLAM DUNK seems to be leading the way when it’s comes to rock and rollers killing the mainstages and not the generic big pop name headline for the sake of cashing in.


Philip Goddard

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