Slam Dunk Site Changes And First Announcement For 2019

Slam Dunk is a huge and decisive topic of conversation right now, mainly because the festival will no longer hit the Midlands. So, most of their social media is flooded with angry Midlanders saying they can’t afford to travel, followed by people defending the organisers’ decision and pointing out that many people have to travel a lot further. But what’s happened with North?

Following the successful shifting of the South date last year to Hatfield Park (larger and more easily accessible than the previous venue of the University of Hertfordshire), Slam Dunk North will be moving out of Leeds City Centre. This year, it will take place where Leeds Festival started out, in Temple Newsam Park.

To some, this is exciting; bigger stages, shorter queues, and probably a lot less confusing for those of us who don’t frequent Leeds to navigate. A common complaint, though, is that food and drinks will now have to be bought onsite, with those scary festival prices. No more nipping to McDonald’s or your favourite city centre pub. Let us know your thoughts on the matter!

So far, the following bands have been announced to play in 2019:

  • All Time Low
  • NOFX
  • New Found Glory
  • Waterparks
  • Story Of The Year
  • Gallows
  • Mad Caddies
  • Silverstein

Much like, the site changes, this announcement has been far more decisive than those in previous years, but there’s a good mix here which already looks promising with nostalgic pop punk, fresher sounding bands and a good bit of emo. What more do you need? We’re just waiting on the inevitable influx of ska and our trusty Impericon Stage acts!

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