Good Charlotte

Why this year’s Slam Dunk Festival is set to be the best yet

Breathe a sigh of relief, Britain, the Bank Holiday weekend is almost upon us. And not only do we get an extra day to laze in the glorious sunshine, but music lovers across the country are gearing up to start their festival season at Slam Dunk.

The UK’s best and biggest touring music festival is always a smasher – but this year is set to be the best yet.

We’ll be heading down to Slam Dunk North on Saturday, May 26 to catch some amazing bands and enjoy the start of summer in Leeds City Centre.

Here’s why we think this year will be the best yet.

Good Charlotte

Duel headliners

It’s what we’re all there for, but this year’s line-up is beyond incredible. Not only do we have a mix of old and new, heavy and light, and spectacular reunions dawning all stages throughout the day, but this year’s headliners are something else entirely.

With Good Charlotte on one stage, and Jimmy Eat World on the other, it’s no wonder Slam Dunk recently introduced a ‘Megaticket’ to allow fans access at all three sites.

Choosing which to catch is an impossible decision, but one all festival-goers will have to make. Stay tuned to see which way we sway.

Four Year Strong

Stellar line-up on the acoustic stage

But fantastic headliners aren’t all Slam Dunk has to offer.

The festival’s The Key Club acoustic stage offers a great change of pace for an hour or two – with bands like Four Year Strong taking to the stage with slowed down sets.

Rob Lynch, Luke Rainsford, Selfish Things, and Cavetown are also on this year’s roster.

Kerrang! signing tent

Slam Dunk Festival is far from just about the music. With the Kerrang! signing tent, the festival offers fans the incredible opportunity to meet some of their favourite bands in person.

This year’s line-up is incredible, with bands including As It Is, Sleeping With Sirens, Creeper, and Lower Than Atlantis on the bill for the North site.

But be sure to get there early in the day and check the Slam Dunk website for times to avoid disappointment on the day.

Sleeping With Sirens

The weather

Leeds might be forecast a few rainy spells here and there, but temperatures are due to soar to a very healthy 21 degrees celsius on Saturday.

Festival-goers are promised to catch at least some rays over the course of the day. And hey, when the rain does pour, take your pick of indoor stages – there’s music always and everywhere across Leeds City Centre.

Don’t forget your umbrella and suncream – the essentials of a British summer.

Slam Dunk Festival will take place on May 26, 27, and 28 in Leeds, Hatfield, and Birmingham respectively. Tickets here: www.slamdunkmusic.com.

Will you be heading to Slam Dunk Festival this weekend? Let us know @CelebMix. 

Written by Faith Ridler

Faith Ridler is a UK based student, music journalist, and twenty one pilots aficionado. Follow her on Twitter @FaithLRidler!