Following an incredibly successful whirlwind weekend in Leeds (read our review here) and Hatfield earlier this month, Slam Dunk Festival have revealed the first wave of names for 2022.

Post-hardcore icons Alexisonfire and longstanding punk rock legends Rancid are the first headliners to be announced, and will be joined by emo titans The Used, Philadelphian pop-punk kings The Wonder Years and beloved punk-pop favourites Motion City Soundtrack, UK new blood Hot Milk and international sensations Meet Me At The Altar.

Originally confirmed to play Slam Dunk Festival 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic, both The Wonder Years and Motion City Soundtrack will be heading back to Leeds and Hatfield for a masterclass in long-standing pop-punk magic.

Fresh from the release of their debut EP I Just Want To Know What Happens When I’m Dead, Hot Milk are set to return to Slam Dunk Festival in June after a jaw-dropping first appearance in 2019. Hailed as pop-punk game changers already, Meet Me At The Altar will make their debut at Slam Dunk Festival in their first UK festival appearance, bringing huge tracks from their debut EP Model Citizen.

Slam Dunk Festival 2022 will take place on Friday 3rd June (North) and Saturday 4th June (South), moving from the usual May Bank Holiday weekend to align with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend which begins on Thursday 2nd June.

For ticket information and more information, visit the Official Slam Dunk Website.

Slam Dunk 2022 Poster

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