Slam Dunk Festival 2019 – Why You Can’t Miss It!

Delivering the ultimate one-day alternative festival celebration, Slam Dunk Festival is set to take a whole new stride into 2019 with its most ambitious and exciting weekend to date – lead by an incredible set of acts and much more. If you haven’t already got your ticket for this year, here’s a few reasons you shouldn’t miss this years big bank holiday weekend festival

10  years of ‘Nothing Personal’

Leading the charge as headliners, Baltimore favourites All Time Low truly stand apart as one of the biggest pop-punk bands on the planet. Across seven studio albums, their infectious blend of singalong anthems and beloved hooks have shone through – filling arenas and delivering again and again with a live show that has become a must-see for all. With ‘Nothing Personal’on it’s 10-year anniversary, It’s certainly going to be a very special and exclusive show from All Time Low!

Brand new site in Leeds!

After the huge success of Slam Dunk’s move to Hatfield House last year, the festival has also announced plans for a new site for Slam Dunk North, moving to Leeds’ Temple Newsam Estate so even more pop-punk fanatics can make their way to the definitive date of the alternative diary. Reaching across two stunning greenfield sites in Leeds and Hatfield on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019 – Slam Dunk 2019 is the next evolution for the go-to destination of rock.

Fewer ques and easier stage access!

The new site means that instead of queuing to get into each venue or stage within the centre of Leeds, you will easily be able to navigate between stages with little problem, so no more missing your favourite acts! Transport has been set up for shuttles to and from the site from the city centre also to make everything run perfectly smooth.

The signing tent has multiplied!

This year due to the site change in Leeds, the signing tent has multiplied! So there are even more opportunities to meet your favourite stars over the weekend between sets.

It’s the Bank Holiday Weekend!

Lets face it, as ever Slam Dunk Festival is over the Bank Holiday weekend so this means you can party hard all day, and you get an extra day on Monday to recover! It also marks the real start to the summer so what better way to spend the bank holiday than with your friends in the sun watching your favourite bands?

Only two dates – bigger & better!

With Leeds moving to a newer larger site following the footsteps of Hatfield last year, it means that the Midlands date in Birmingham is no more. However, this does mean that the atmosphere is only going to get better as the crowds will multiply, and with only two dates on the bill appose to three, the festival can flash their budget on bringing more and bigger acts to the line-up making it one of the biggest line ups to date!

Secret extra special Guests!

Every great festival has surprises, and this year Slam Dunk Festival will be no different. The secret extra special guests of this years slam dunk festival will be taking to ‘The Key Club Stage’ (1.45-2.15pm) at both Leeds and Hatfield sites, so make sure you don’t miss it!

Afterparty madness!

As we mentioned it’s the bank holiday weekend, so you’ve no excuse to run off home after seeing the headliners close out the day, because the party is only getting started! Each site has its own afterparty so you can carry on drinking and dancing late into the night to your favourite anthems as the party must go on. The Blackout’s Sean Smith will be facing Kids In Glass Houses’ Aled Phillips for a very special DJ set at both sites, so get your dancing shoes on!

A Loss For Words, All Time Low, As It Is, Angel Du$t, Anti-Flag, Atreyu, Bad Religion, Between Me & You, Boston Manor, Bullet For My Valentine, Cancer Bats, Chas Palmer-Williams, Cruel Hand, Employed To Serve, Gallows, Glassjaw, Grandson, Hellogoodbye, Hot Milk, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, John Floreani, Justin Pierre, Knocked Loose, Kublai Khan, Lagwagon, Less Than Jake, Liam Cromby, Lights, Lizzy Farrall, Mad Caddies, Microwave, Millencolin, Milk Teeth, Modestep, Neck Deep, New Found Glory, NOFX, Our Hollow Our Home, Pagan, Plain White T’s, Press To Meco, Real Friends, Rob Lynch, Saves The Day, Seaway, SHVPES, Silverstein, Simple Plan, Story Of The Year, Story Untold, The Bombpops, The Bronx, The Get Up Kids, The Interrupters, The Menzingers, The Plot In You, The Word Alive, Tek One, Tigers Jaw, TiLLie, Tiny Moving Parts, Touche Amore, Trophy Eyes, Turnstile, Wage War, Wallflower, Waterparks, WSTR.

Festival tickets and afterparty tickets on sale now and are available from

Ticket Price £59. Afterparty tickets sold separately. All subject to booking fees.

Afterparty tickets are on sale separately from the main festival tickets. Slam Dunk Festival North afterparty is at Leeds University Union. At Slam Dunk South, there are 2 after parties, one at The Forum (former festival site) and one in Central London at O2 Islington Academy.

Pre-party tickets are on sale separately at the links below.
South –
North –

Festival gates and wristband exchanges will be open from 9am.
Main Arena open from 11am, with first acts on from 11.45am.
All acts will be finished by 10pm, with a 11pm festival curfew.

Tickets for car parking, coaches from other cities and shuttle busses are available from

Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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