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One of the key dates within the alternative summer festival season, Slam Dunk Festival have announced even more artists for 2020.
Joining the bill are Refused, with the today’s announcement coming shortly after their highly publicised co-headline tour with Thrice. Since their formation in 1991, the Swedish hardcore sensations have become of the most decorated and revouluitnary punk acts in the world, with their revolutionary sound inspiring artists from all across the spectrum of alternative music.
Staying within the vein of hardcore punk, scene veterans Comeback Kid and Deez Nuts have also been confirmed for next year’s edition of Slam Dunk. On the subject of returning to Slam Dunk once again, Comeback Kid vocalist Andrew Neufeld says; “A couple years back, I remember getting scared to play Slam Dunk because all the bands were killing it so hard, but ‘imma say that the CBK concert goers did not disappoint! They made sure to let us know they were coming in hot and we made triple sure back!”
In what promises to be an outstanding return to the stage, Young Guns shall be returning to Slam Dunk in order to perform their groundbreaking debut All Our Kings Are Dead in celebration of it’s tenth anniversary. One of the key bands in popularising the British alt-rock sound that reigned supreme at the start of the decade, this is not a set to be missed, with Slam Dunk 2020 being set to the band’s first live show in over three years,
Also confirmed today are Movements, Free Throw, Mom Jeans, Fit For A Kind and Bedouin Soundclash. They will be joined by ska heroes Reel Big Fish, Face To Face and The Vandals, with all three bands having been confirmed for the Punk In Drublic stage alongside NOFX and Pennywise.
Today’s announcement also coincides with the confirmation of Slam Dunk’s biggest ever opening party. Taking place at the O2 Academy Leeds on Friday 22nd May, the night will be headlined by 3OH!3 and will also feature with Frank Zummo of Sum 41 partaking in a live drums vs DJ set.
Slam Dunk 2020 will take place at Temple Newsam, Leeds on Saturday 23rd May and at Hatfield Park, Hatfield on Sunday 24th May. Early bird tickets are still on sale now and an instalment plan is available up until midnight Friday 29th November. Tickets and all other information can be found here.