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Slam Dunk Festival Confirms Final Two Acts for 2020 Jägermeister Stage Line-Up

Organisers for May Bank Holiday’s tenth anniversary alternative weekend Slam Dunk Festival have now revealed the full line-up of their Jägermeister Stage.



Headlined by punk giants Sum 41, May Bank Holiday’s tenth anniversary alternative weekend Slam Dunk Festival have now revealed the full line-up of their Jägermeister Stage.

Headlined by Sheffield bruisers While She Sleeps, organisers have now revealed the full running order for th4e stage and confirmed that Canadian tour de force Counterparts and Harrogate metallers Blood Youth are set to round out the line-up for the stage.

Speaking on their return to Slam Dunk and Jägermeister appearance, Counterparts’ Brendan Murphy 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.”

Blood Youth say: “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 ground-breaking headline performance from While She Sleeps and highly anticipated return of Counterparts, the Jägermeister stage will play host to punk incarnate Refused, welcome the reunion of homegrown hardcore in Your Demise and give way to the visceral Stray From The Path. Fellow Canadians and heavy icons Comeback Kid will be stepping onto the coveted stage following an unmissable performance from Australian mob Deez Nuts and opening performance from Blood Youth.

If you want a reminder of how good the alt weekender was last year, 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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