Having already announced their return for 2021, Slam Dunk Festival have come out swinging with the first line-up billing for next year’s event.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic which claimed the entire world’s festival season, Slam Dunk Festival will see Canadian legends Billy Talent, homegrown heroes While She Sleeps and Bury Tomorrow, State Champs, The Used, The Story So Far, 3OH!3, The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, Code Orange and many more artists returning from the original 2020 bill.

These high-calibre artists will join previously announced headliners Sum 41 and Don Broco, who were previously announced with NOFX, Pennywise, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Reel Big Fish, The Vandals and Face to Face appearing on the Punk In Drublic stage.

Eleswher on the bill, Young Guns will still be bringing their highly-anticipated All Our Kings Are Dead performance to Slam Dunk 2021, with We Are The In Crowd and Your Demise reunions also set to take place on the Slam Dunk Festival stages.

Celebrating the festival’s 15th anniversary in 2021, Slam Dunk Festival will complete its lineup with new additions to the bill later this year, however there will be no more 2020 artists added to next year’s festival.

Festival Director Ben Ray says ‘Not delivering Slam Dunk Festival in 2020 was hard, but with 2021 being the 15th anniversary we will be sure to make it a special one for us all. With overwhelming support shown by our fans by keeping hold of their tickets, I felt it was important to try to give them as many of the artists they bought their tickets for as possible. Therefore I’m so happy to be able to confirm the majority will be returning’

Slam Dunk Festival 2021 will take place on Saturday 29th May at Slam Dunk North – Leeds Temple Newsam and Sunday 30th May at Slam Dunk South – Hatfield Park. For ticket information visit the Official Slam Dunk Website.

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