Posted by Bianca on Wednesday Apr 16, 2014 Under Festivals, Various


Slam Dunk Festival, has added 2 more bands to the 9th annual 3 day festival, covering Leeds, Hatfield and Wolverhampton. The 7 stage event uses a combination of indoor and outdoor stages across urban sites to create a totally unique festival experience.


Saturday 24th May: Slam Dunk Festival North. Leeds University.

Sunday 25th May: Slam Dunk Festival South. The Forum, Hertfordshire.

Monday 26th May: Slam Dunk Festival Midlands. Wolverhampton Civic.

Joining exclusive headliners All American Rejects will be rising stars from Brighton, Verses, who will be releasing their much anticipated debut album ‘Feel It Faster’ on May 26th and are currently touring the UK with LostAlone. Also announced are hard working Birmingham Pop Punk band Light You Up who say “We’ve been coming to Slam Dunk for years and we’re delighted to be invited to play this year! Every year has a great party atmosphere and I’m sure this year will be no different! Bring it on!”

The Uprawr DJ stage’ is now also confirmed, with the national club brand bringing their legendary parties into the mix. Slam Dunk is pleased to announce this will include a massive headline slot from one of the biggest party DJs in the UK, DJ Yoda. Duncan Beiny aka DJ Yoda is no ordinary scratch DJ. His seminal How To Cut & Paste series showcased a tongue-in-cheek mixing style that prompted Q Magazine to declare him “one of the ten DJs to see before you die”, whilst Hip Hop Connection voted him “one of the top three DJs in the world”.

From his hip-hop beginnings, DJ Yoda has evolved in the past ten years, using his turntable skills and influences as diverse as funk, b-more, kuduro, reggae, drum ‘n’ bass and even big band swing and country & western, to make unashamed party music. No stranger to cutting the Indiana Jones theme with woofer-worrying dubstep or the Muppet Theme with 1930’s swing, his shows are peppered with film, TV and YouTube samples and visuals that lift his sets to new and stratospheric heights. His new album ‘Chop Suey’, is well worth a listen for fans of any type of music!

Tek One, a Slam Dunk festival regular will also return for an exclusive DJ set, filled with his usual mix of rock inspired dub step to promote his new album, Sleep Equals Myth.

The stage will be finished off by Slam Dunk & Uprawr residents and special guests.


Verses / Light You Up / DJ Yoda / Tek One / Feed The Rhino / Natives / Landscapes / Vinnie Caruana / Mike Hererra / You, Me, and Everyone We Know / Rob Lynch / The Lion & The Wolf / Mallory Knox / Kids In Glass Houses (exclusively playing ‘Smart Casual’) / We The Kings / Chiodos / The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus / Capdown / Gnarwolves / Jesse James / MC Lars / Ghost Town / Heart Of A Coward / Save Your Breath / Modern Baseball / The All American Rejects (Festival headliner) / We Are The In Crowd / Less Than Jake / Motion City Soundtrack / Hit The Lights / State Champs / A Loss For Words / Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! / Marmozets / Blitz Kids / Canterbury / letlive. / Bury Tomorrow / The Ghost Inside / The Devil Wears Prada / I Killed The Prom Queen / Caliban / Crown The Empire / Goldfinger / Zebrahead / Fandangle / I Am The Avalanche / Real Friends / Neck Deep / Decade

Tickets are priced at £35 & £39 with Afterparty across all sites.


In addition to the 3 main festivals, Slam Dunk is pleased to announce it will be returning to Scotland and Wales. However instead of the usual Cardiff and Glasgow events, this year will see Slam Dunk spreading its wings and visit new cities in both countries:

Friday 23rd May: Slam Dunk Scotland, Edinburgh Liquid Room

Tuesday 27th May: Slam Dunk Wales, Newport Centre

These stripped down versions of the main festival will see an amazing pop punk bill at both featuring:

We Are the In Crowd, Hit the Lights, Neck Deep, Decade + Special Guests

SPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED!! Local boys Save Your Breath will be joining the lineup in Newport, and likewise new upcoming Scottish stars Altered Sky will be joining in Edinburgh.

Tickets are priced at only £15 available from &

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