With a line-up drawing to near completion, UK’s most celebrated pop-punk festival is delighted to add The Gospel Youth, Ocean Grove, Vukovi, Area 11, Sylar, Homebound, Casey and Makeout to the incredible 2017 bill. These incredible acts are set to perform on the new Breakout Stage, curated by Rock Sound Magazine at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival. Keep an eye on the Rock Sound socials for your chance to play the festival!
Hailing from Brighton, treasured quartet The Gospel Youth are made from of members of past British pop-punk bands, poignant lyrics, driving guitars, all led by the soaring vocals. Recently signed to Rise Records and set to release a new album later this year, The Gospel Youth are certainly ones to watch. Also appearing on the Breakout Stage are Australian nu-metallers Ocean Grove. Armed with heavy bass and influenced by the presence of electronic producer, Running Touch, Ocean Grove are set to breath life into nu-metal as the leading light for a new generation. Experimental Scottish rockers Vukovi, who recently won hearts the hearts of many with the release of their blistering self-titled debut album will also be joining this exciting wave of new acts.
On their return to the festival, The Gospel Youth, says;
“This year’s Slam Dunk line up is full of bands that helped shape us all musically. We’re so excited to play along side them, and a load of other friends this year! Also Just finished recording our debut LP, so we’re pumped to get back into playing some shows.”
Set to cause a storm at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival is Area 11. The energetic pop-punk band charted on both the UK Rock Chart and UK Album Chart last summer following the release of their album ‘Modern Synthesis’, making for an incredible show over the May Bank Holiday. Hopeless Records gang Sylar are armed with heavy melodies and solid rock riffs as they appear alongside explosive pop-punk outfit Homebound.
Enter Shikari, Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Neck Deep, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Deaf Havana, Beartooth, Tonight Alive, We Are The Ocean, Crossfaith, Against Me!, The Bronx, With Confidence, Goldfinger, Mad Caddies, Waterparks, The Movielife, Frank Iero & The Patience, Decade, Zebrahead, Counterfeit, We The Kings, The Ataris, Fenix TX, Milk Teeth, The Maine, Cute Is What We Aim For, Memphis May Fire, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Madina Lake, Set It Off, Citizen, Black Foxxes, Turnover, Crime In Stereo, Seaway, Fort Hope, SHVPES, Trophy Eyes, Boston Manor, WSTR, Like Pacific, Puppy, Sorority Noise, The Gospel Youth, Stray From The Path, Ocean Grove, I Prevail, Vukovi, Ice Nine Kills, Area 11, Oceans Ate Alaska, Sylar, Too Close To Touch, Casey, Makeout, MC Lars.
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