Slam Dunk Festival 2022 has announced a third wave of acts for its biggest year yet. Canadian punk-rock titans Sum 41 will return to the bill in the headline slot and Celtic-American punk mob Dropkick Murphys join the lineup as the festival’s third headliner alongside post-hardcore heavy-hitters Alexisonfire, who were announced in September.

Previously announced headliners Rancid are no longer performing at Slam Dunk Festival next summer, the new headliners will be joined by The Interrupters, KennyHoopla, Pennywise, Pinkshift, Deaf Havana, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Knuckle Puck, Hot Mulligan, Eskimo Call Boy, Yours Truly and Beauty School.

Paul Vallejo (Pinkshift) says: “Incredibly honored to be a part of such an incredible line-up full of bands we’ve looked up to for years! Unbelievable that our first time in the U.K. will be because of our music and the support we’ve gotten from across the pond – we’re forever grateful. Can’t wait to play for you all – see you next summer!”

James Veck-Gilodi (Deaf Havana) says: “After the nightmare past 2 years and the insane blow to the live/creative industry, words cannot describe how excited I am to play shows again, and even more so knowing that it’s Slam Dunk. This festival has been a place where I have always had a good time, but most importantly been to and played some of the most fun shows of my life. There are always a huge amount of friends there and I can’t wait to come back with a new, more focussed mindset.”

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.

The current line-up reads as follows:

Alexisonfire
Beauty School
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Deaf Havana
Dream State
Dropkick Murphys
Eskimo Callboy
Hot Milk
Hot Mulligan
Hot Water Music
Kennyhoopla
Knuckle Puck
Meet Me At The Altar
(Their First-Ever Uk Festival Appearance)
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Motion City Soundtrack
Pennywise
Pinkshift
(Their First-Ever European Festival Appearance)
Silverstein
Spanish Love Songs
Sum 41
The Amity Affliction
The Flatliners
The Interrupters
The Story So Far
The Used
The Vandals
The Wonder Years
(Playing Upsides Album At Sdf North And Playing Suburbia At Sdf South)
Yours Truly

For more information and ticket details visit the Official Slam Dunk Festival Website

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