The UK’s most exciting pop-punk festival Slam Dunk have announced some huge line-up additions, including Beartooth, Tonight Alive, Against Me!, The Bronx, Goldfinger, Mad Caddies, The Movielife, Trophy Eyes and Like Pacific.
From the US, Beartooth will be bringing their tectonic breakdowns to Slam Dunk 2017, along with the iconic presence of Aussie band Tonight Alive.On their return to the festival, Jenna McDougall says: “Slam Dunk fam! It’s been four long years! We can’t wait to reunite and play for you this May. The UK always brings some of the best shows and we know this time won’t be any different!”
Having recently released their latest album Shape Shift With Me, Slam Dunk Festival is the perfect platform for Against Me!to showcase their new music, and blistering punk legends The Bronx will be delivering one of their trademark high octane shows when they roll into Slam Dunk 2017.
Ready to give the Slam Dunk 2017 audience a masterclass in punk magic are third-wave ska & pop punk masters Goldfinger. Responsible for infectious anthems such as ‘Superman’, they are excited to return to UK shores after a two year absence. Frontman and super producer John Feldmann says: “Goldfinger doesn’t tour like we used to (we held the Guinness world record for playing 385 shows in 1996!) but I hope we can still hold true to who we been as far as an epic touring band! England is my favorite country to play shows in and I will be bringing my best suit! We have a new record coming out this year and I’m stoked to play new songs and so excited to be on stage again!”
Californian ska legends Mad Caddies, played the second ever Slam Dunk Festival back in 2007, so it’s only fitting they return for their 10th Anniversary! They say: “We are excited to come to the UK and participate in Slam Dunk Fest for the first time in ten years! There’s a bunch of great bands on the bill — it’s going to be a good party!”
Also delivering unmissable festival moments this year are reunited melodic hardcore heroes The Movielife, Australian quintet Trophy Eyes, and energetic hard-hitters Like Pacific. Vinnie Caruana of The Movielife says: “Any chance to do Movielife shows in England is an opportunity I jump at. We’ve had so many great shows there and there are still so many more great times ahead. I’m glad it finally worked out and that we will be making our Slam Dunk debut.”
Previously announced acts for Slam Dunk Festival 2017 are Enter Shikari, Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Cute Is What We Aim For and We The Kings. Kicking off in Birmingham on Saturday 27th May, the festival will travel to Leeds on Sunday 28th May before finishing up in Hatfield on Monday 29th May, once again ensuring the Slam Dunk Festival Bank Holiday Weekend is the only place to be to catch the finest in alternative music.