The 10th anniversary of Slam Dunk Festival has just announced a further eight bands to the line-up. Yellowcard will be playing the festival for the first time and will play their huge album 'Ocean Avenue' in full, in a world exclusive. "I think we owe so much of the success we have been so lucky to have to Ocean Avenue." says Ryan Key. "We have built an incredible touring career on six continents over the last 15 years. We have recorded five more original albums following Ocean Avenue. Without that album none of these things would have been possible. I wouldn't change a thing."
Florida's Mayday Parade have had a big year with a new album and a sold out UK headline tour under their belts already. They have played the festival twice before, in 2011 & 2012. They say they are "stoked to be a part of this year's Slam Dunk Festival. We always look forward to travelling across the pond to play music for our UK fans and can't wait to do again in 2016!"
Roam- Eastbourne pop punks ROAM are all about pushing the pop punk envelope, as can be heard on their debut record. Having recently been inciting crowd surfing frenzies on a plethora of tours across the UK, Europe and the US, the band will make a welcome return to the festival. Alex Costello says "We are so excited to play Slam Dunk again! Playing last year was one of the highlights of 2015 for us and I think this year will be even better now we have an album out. In my opinion it's one of the best festivals in the UK, especially for pop punk bands. It's definitely going to be one to remember."
Australia's Northlane will be back to play songs off their ARIA number 1 album 'Node'. "Every time we visit the UK we’re welcomed with open arms, and always look forward to crossing the globe because the Brits make it worth it! Festivals are the most fun you can have playing in a band, and Slam Dunk is one of the best there is. We can’t wait to come over to the UK again!"
The bands will join the headliners Panic! At The Disco and the likes of Of Mice & Men, New Found Glory and many more for the May 2016 bank holiday weekend.