Category: Festivals

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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2000 TREES FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MORE BANDS TO LINE-UP

2000Trees_2017_FirstAnnouncement-1-e1486647538397.jpgBands including Deaf Havana and The Winter Passing have been added to the bill for 2000 Trees festival 2017.

To add more excitement, English rock band Deaf Havana are playing a special fan picked setlist on the Saturday they perform and you have the ability to vote! Click here to vote and for more info!

Other bands added to the lineup include: Continue reading “2000 TREES FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MORE BANDS TO LINE-UP”

SLAM DUNK STAGE SPLITS ANNOUNCED

image.jpgIt’s that time of the year again. With Slam Dunk Festival just around the corner, the time has come for the stage splits to be announced.

Headliners Enter Shikari obviously headline the main stage alongside Don Broco and a ‘special guest’ which has not yet been announced. Surprisingly, Japanese electro-rockers will also be taking the main stage, higher Continue reading “SLAM DUNK STAGE SPLITS ANNOUNCED”

90 MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR READING AND LEEDS

 

rl-logos-2017-rednewchevbg-a4.pngOver 90 bands and the stage splits have now been announced for Reading and Leeds festival.

Joining previously announced main stage hits Muse, Against The Current and Bastille, will be bands such as American synth-rock band Pvris and alt-rock Japanese band One OK Rock. Also being added to the line-up include the likes of Continue reading “90 MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR READING AND LEEDS”