Category: Festivals

GIG REVIEW – SET IT OFF – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS 27/05/17

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As the festival reaches itsĀ  final hours, the Key Club stage hosts its second to last band Set It Off. After being second on the Main Stage back in 2015, they may have downgraded stage size, but certainly upped in audience size.

Opening with single ‘Why Worry’, the entire audience was up and jumpingĀ  shouting out the lyrics ‘Why? Please tell me why do we worry?’. Opening the show with their most well-known songs certainly hyped the audience, with people singing along to the summer anthem ‘Forever Stuck In Our Youth’ and anger filled ‘The Haunting’. Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – SET IT OFF – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS 27/05/17”

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GIG REVIEW – WATERPARKS – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS 27/05/17

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After making their UK debut this time last year on the Slam Dunk Breakout Stage, Waterparks have returned playing to a huge plethora of fans from all across the crowd. Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – WATERPARKS – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS 27/05/17”

GIG REVIEW – WITH CONFIDENCE – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS 27/05/17

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After making their Slam Dunk debut on the Breakout Stage last year, With Confidence have now moved up the ranks to play the Key Club stage, attracting a massive crowd.

Opening with their pop-punk anthem ‘Voldemort’ they instantly get the crowd moving and shouting out probably their best known lyrics ‘Despite the weather it gets better’. With the audience Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – WITH CONFIDENCE – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS 27/05/17”

GIG REVIEW – MAKEOUT – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS 27/05/17

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Like we’ve said before, performing on the breakout stage isn’t always easy. Opening up to possibly an entirely new audience can be daunting, but luckily American pop-punk band Makeout knew just how to do this.

Unfortunately, at first the crowd was nothing more than about 7 people sitting watching the stage. Of course, taking Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – MAKEOUT – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS 27/05/17”

GIG REVIEW – CROSSFAITH – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS 27/05/17

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Second up on the Main Stage this year are none other than Japanese electro-rockers Crossfaith. Offering high energy to the festival, this was certainly a set to check out.

After last performing at Slam Dunk in 2015, Crossfaith are no strangers to the festival and raked in a massive crowd from the start to the end of their set. Opening with ‘Xeno’ from their most recent album Xeno, Crossfaith already had people at the front jumping, moving and creating huge circle pits from the word go. It doesn’t take long for the metalcore rockers to take things back to their 2013 EP ‘Zion’ with one of their more popular songs ‘Monolith’ before moving on to ‘Kill em’ All’ and ‘Ghost In The Mirror’ featuring fellow performer Caleb Shomo from Beartooth.
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GIG REVIEW – YOU KNOW THE DRILL – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS 27/05/17

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Opening a festival is always hard, especially if you are a smaller band. However, this wasn’t a problem for competition winners You Know The Drill. After being voted by the public to open the Rocksound Breakout Stage at the Midlands event, they already had a set of fans/friends ready at the stage for their big performance. Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – YOU KNOW THE DRILL – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS 27/05/17”

SLAM DUNK SURVIVAL GUIDE

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It’s that time of the year where Slam Dunk returns to the streets of Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham. With many bands and multiple stages, the day can become a bit long and exhausting. So whether this is your first or fifth time at the festival, below are some tips to help you get through the day.

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