In yet another exhilarating lineup announcement, Slam Dunk Festival is delighted to reveal that Palaye Royale, Sleep On It, Stand Atlantic, Milestones, Chapel, Dream State, Holding Absence, The Faim and Grayscale are set to perform on the Breakout Stage, which returns for its second year under the careful curation of Rock Sound Magazine. In addition to these exciting names, Slam Dunk and Rock Sound are giving undiscovered bands the chance to play the festival!
One of the most talked-about bands of the moment, Palaye Royale make stardom look effortless. Reinventing alt-pop with theatrical charisma and gritty guitars, the Las Vegas-based trio have taken the rock world by storm gaining the attentions of millions around the globe. Their debut Slam Dunk Festival performance will be a true display of icons in the making.
Fast-rising Chicago-natives Sleep On It are soon to be a name on everyone’s lips. Boasting bright sing-a-longs such as ‘See You Around’, ‘A New Way Home’ and the energetic single ‘Fireworks’ which features State Champs’ frontman Derek DiScanio, here’s hoping to a live duet in August, when Sleep On It rock up to Slam Dunk Festival.
Loaded with melodic hooks, dynamic drums, and catchy choruses delivered by vocalist Bonnie Fraser, Stand Atlantic are poised to make the Breakout Stage their own – making for an incredible show over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Slam Dunk Festival will be a landmark performance for Manchester’s Milestones who exploded onto the scene with their debut full-length album, ‘Red Lights’, released earlier this year. Sugar-coated electro-pop duo Chapel will bring their 80s inspired pop-punk as they appear in perfect contrast to South Wales’ finest melodic hardcore troupe Dream State.
“We’ve been wanting to play Slam Dunk ever since forming the band, so it’s definitely going to be great doing it this year with so many of our mates!”
In addition to these groundbreaking new acts, Holding Absence, The Faim and Grayscale promise monumental Slam Dunk Festival debut performances on the Breakout stage. After relentlessly touring the UK, Holding Absence are one of the UK’s most beloved new bands and will be sure make thousands more fans over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Hotly-tipped by the likes of Pete Wentz and Goldfinger hitmaker John Feldmann, Australian alt-rock quartet The Faim are bound to mesmerise audiences into song if their debut single ‘Saints of The Sinners’ is anything to go by. Lead by lyrics telling of unbridled emotion and supported by soaring guitars and bouncing percussion, Philadelphia-natives Grayscale will unite the Slam Dunk Festival crowd with unyielding movement and anthemic sing-a-longs.
The Faim say;
“We’re so excited to be playing Slam Dunk Festival in the UK alongside bands that have had a huge influence on us over the years, including Good Charlotte, PVRIS, Jimmy Eat World, Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs and many more. We couldn’t be more pumped to play our first major festival in the UK at Slam Dunk!”
Slam Dunk Festival fans have the opportunity to perform at the festival via Rock Sound Magazine’s Breakout Out competition! Eager musicians and festival goers can head to the Rock Sound website to enter the name of the band they think should be playing the alternative extravaganza!
In the biggest line-up to date, Slam Dunk Festival 2018 is set to play host to an unparalleled exhibition of pop-punk movers and shakers as it welcomes blistering performances from co-headliners Good Charlotte and Jimmy Eat World, reunion exclusives from Thursday (UK exclusive) and The Audition (Worldwide exclusive) as well as highly anticipated sets from the likes of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, PVRIS, Taking Back Sunday, Creeper, Every Time I Die, Sleeping With Sirens and many more. Whether you’re at Leeds City Centre on May 26th, Hatfield Park on May 27th or Birmingham’s NEC, Slam Dunk Festival 2018 will be the ultimate alternative party of the summer.
FULL LINE-UP TO DATE Good Charlotte, Jimmy Eat World, PVRIS, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Taking Back Sunday, Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs, Twin Atlantic, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Every Time I Die, Creeper, Thursday (UK Reunion Exclusive), Four Year Strong, The Skints, Zebrahead, The Audition (Worldwide Reunion Exclusive), Set Your Goals, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, Northlane, Capdown, Save Ferris, Comeback Kid, Crown The Empire, Counterparts, Trash Boats, ROAM, Broadside, Can’t Swim, Palaye Royale, Sleep On It, Stand Atlantic, Milestones, Chapel, Dream State, Holding Absence, The Faim, Grayscale + more acts to be announced.