This Slam Dunk Festival article was written by James Hall, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Ben Kendall. Header image by Danny North.

The biggest pop punk party of the summer just got even bigger as Slam Dunk festival added eight new bands to its line up.

Cambridge rockers Mallory Knox will be playing the festival for the third time, while Pennsylvania punk heroes The Starting Line are making their first appearance since 2011.

The latest announcement also included The Story So Far, Set Your Goals, Zebrahead, Capdown, We Came As Romans and Miss May I, joining headliners Panic! At The Disco at the three day event in May.

Mallory Knox bassist, Sam Douglas posted on his Instagram account: “Excited to play Slam Dunk this year. 14 year old me is freaking out that we are on the same bill as The Starting Line.

Many more artists are still to be announced in the coming weeks with the festival taking place over the weekend of 28-30 May.

Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival are on sale now:

Sat 28 May– Slam Dunk NORTH – Leeds, City Centre

Sun 29 May– Slam Dunk MIDLANDS – Birmingham, The NEC

Mon 30 May– Slam Dunk SOUTH – Hatfield, The Forum – (Bank Holiday)

Mallory Knox, The Starting Line + more added to Slam Dunk line-up

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