Top alt-weekender, Slam Dunk Festival has revealed the third wave of punk, hardcore and rock names for their 2020 weekend.

Joining the already announced headliners Don Broco and Sum 41, and an already stacked undercard that includes the likes of Issues, Billy Talent, State Champs and a load more, organisers have announced the following new names:

Comeback Kid
Deez Nuts
Free Throw
Mom Jeans
Young Guns
Fit For A King
Bedouin Soundclash
Reel Big Fish
Face To Face
The Vandals

Andrew Neufeld of Comeback Kid says “A couple years back, I remember getting scared to play Slam Dunk because all the bands were killing it so hard, but ‘Imma say that the CBK concert goers did not disappoint! They made sure to let us know they were coming in hot and we made triple sure back!”

Deez Nuts Frontman JJ Peters says; “It’s been 4 years since we’ve played Slam Dunk, it was an amazing time all the way back then, so I can’t wait to see how much it’s grown. Plus our stage line up is a dream come true for us, hopefully for you too haha.”

On their Slam Dunk debut, Corey Castro of Free Throw says;
“From hearing fun stories from my friends to watching videos and seeing how awesome the festival looks, it’s been a goal for me and the band to play Slam Dunk Festival for a while. Not to mention sharing basketball related names. I’m really looking forward to the Free Throw/Slam Dunk connection!”

As far as announcements go, these are getting better and better but if you want a reminder of how good the alt weekender was last year,l you can check out some of our photos here:

Slam Dunk North @ Temple Newsam (Leeds, UK) on May 25, 2019

Ahead of the massive May bank holiday weekender, details were revealed for the festival’s official opening party for Friday, May 22, 2020.

Colorado electro duo 3OH!3 are set to kick off the party at the O2 Academy Leeds the night before Slam Dunk North takes place, before drummer extraordinaire Frank Zummo (who you can normally find behind the kit of next year’s co-headliners Sum 41) will be performing a drum set.

Slam Dunk Festival North will take place on Saturday 23rd May 2020 at Temple Newsam and Slam Dunk South will take place on Sunday 24th May at Hatfield Park. Tickets go on sale Friday 27th September at 10am. For more information and ticket details please visit the Official Slam Dunk Website.

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