Slam Dunk have kicked off the week with the announcement of two more bands, and have simultaneously confirmed the lineup for the Jägermeister stage.
Hot off the press is the news that Counterparts and Blood Youth will join the already stacked festival bill. Both bands have played the festival previously, and are keen to build the festival’s legacy of championing the heavier side of punk.
Brendan Murphy, front-man of hardcore and metalcore revivalists Counterparts says:
“Slam Dunk is one of the best festivals we’ve ever been a part of, and we’re so stoked to do it again. If we got asked to fly across the world for 2 shows for any other festival, I’d be pissing myself laughing but for Slam Dunk, we’re there. Not only does the fest rock but we get to see some of our closest friends and some of our favourite bands as well. Literally cannot wait.”
British metal upstarts Blood Youth are similarly enthused:
“We’re stoked to be playing Slam Dunk 2020, this festival took a chance on us four years ago when we were first getting started and we’ve been eager to return ever since. We’re coming back to SD with a heavier sound and even bigger show. See you there.”
In addition to the two new bands, Slam Dunk have announced the full lineup of the famous Jägermeister Stage.
Having announced last month that the stage would be headlined by metalcore titans While She Sleeps, the lineup is completed by Refused, Your Demise, Stray From the Path, Counterparts, Comeback Kidand Deez Nuts.
The Slam Dunk/ Jägermeister pairing celebrates its 10th year at Slam Dunk 2020, and this year’s lineup cements the Jägermeister Stage’s reputation as the festival’s home of all things heavy. Since the stage was promoted to ‘second main-stage’ status, fans of all things hardcore, metal, metalcore and everything loud are well catered for, and have a genuine alternative to the festival’s more traditional pop-punk offerings.
Slam Dunk 2020 takes place over the following dates:
Saturday 23 May Temple Newsam, Leeds
Sunday 24 May Hatfield Park, Hatfield
Tickets are on sale now.
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