Slam Dunk returned on May Bank Holiday weekend for it’s tenth anniversary so Pure Grain Audio headed over to Leeds where the touring festival had taken over the city centre for the day. With over 70 bands playing across multiple stages there was something for everyone whether you’re a fan of hook-filled pop-punk or prefer something a bit heavier. Our photographer has brought back a selection of photos from just some of the cross section of bands on the two main stages. From the brutal metalcore of Miss May I to the jangly emo of Mayday Parade to the r ‘n’ b inspired sounds of Issues, check out our first gallery of images from Slam Dunk 2016 here.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.