With the pop-punk scene at bursting point, Slam Dunk has yet again announced some of the most prestigious acts around to play across the bank holiday weekend. Along with pop-punk, some of metal, hardcore and ska’s favourite faces are also back again to perform across the three locations we’ve come to love.
The guys at SD always stay up to date on their music, with the freshest pop-punk frequenting the festival. This year’s favourite for me comes in the form of Aussie punks Trophy Eyes. Having released their recent LP Chemical Miracle, the guys are shaping up to be one of the finest acts in the scene. Single 'Chlorine' is set to go down a treat across the weekend.
Sticking with the pop-punk influence, Boston Manor’s track record isn’t looking too shabby either. Since performing at last year’s festival, the guys have found themselves travelling the world with the likes of Knuckle Puck, Like Pacific and Four Year Strong. Their angsty live performance is definitely not one to be missed over the weekend.
Taking a heavier stance, metalcore veterans Stray from the Path are more than likely going to tear SD apart. Combining elements of the Beastie Boys with Turnstile is always going to be a winner, and with an impressive repertoire of material, singles such as 'First World Problem Child' will certainly make a mark.
Ska legends and SD favourites Less Than Jake have been at it for over 20 years, pairing their fast-paced tunes with wacky personas. Their lively on-stage presence has been sending crowds into madness for decades; certainly not one to miss if you fancy a dance.
Despite raking in some of the best up and coming acts of the year, SD have certainly provided with their headliner; performing Take to the Skies in full, Enter Shikari are set to blow SD up. Having seen them numerous times throughout the years, their show has always been one to remember. Always one for an impressive light show, these guys sure know how to put on a performance full of mosh. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t extremely excited to hear 'Sorry You’re Not a Winner'.
Incorporating the best artists from each genre is what sets Slam Dunk apart every year; the countdown is on!