Solo stage line-up announced for Slam Dunk

Already packing in a massive seven stages, Slam Dunk Festival have now added another to this year's event by announcing the return of the acoustic / solo stage for the May 28 event.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 31st March 2016, 8:00 am
Greywind, appearing on the acoustic stage at the Slam Dunk Festival
Greywind, appearing on the acoustic stage at the Slam Dunk Festival

The stage will be headlined with a solo performance by Bryce Avary, of The Rocker Summer.

Bryce will be performing a special intimate show including brand new songs off his recently released album Zoetic.

After playing a full band set on the Kerrang! Flesh Blood stage at last year’s Slam Dunk Festival, Rob Lynch returns to the festival to play a solo acoustic set.

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Blitz Kids disbanded last year and Away Days were born – and they will be making their festival debut with a stripped back acoustic set. Earlier this year the band released single ‘Messiah’, taken from the band’s forthcoming debut EP due out in May.

Indie-rock band Elder Brother, with members of The Story So Far, will be taking a break from pop-punk duties to grace the acoustic stage.

Next up, the two-piece alternative rock band from Ireland, Greywind, consisting of siblings Paul and Steph O’Sullivan will be doing a stripped down show after heading out on tour supporting the already announced Slam Dunk favourites Moose Blood next month.

Solo artist Grumble Bee has just released debut EP ‘Disconnect’ and has been causing a stir in the media and with fans of late. Slam Dunk Festival sees Jack Bennet’s act making its debut.

After a cover of Bring Me The Horizon reached a whopping 1.5m views on YouTube, enigmatic entity Seafoal is ready to launch into 2016 with the passion and energy that got her noticed in the first place. Don’t miss her Slam Dunk debut!

Bethan Leadley will be taking some time out of her busy schedule presenting on 4Music and vlogging to appear at the festival and the final act to be added to the stage is YouTuber Lianne Kaye. The YouTube star released her debut EP ‘Vacancy EP’ in 2014 and has since been playing shows and festivals up and down the country.

With its roots in the ska & punk movement of the early 00s, Slam Dunk Festival will always continue to deliver a great ska & punk stage, and this year is no different. However, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the festival they have decided to do something they haven’t done before.

They have announced the addition of one of the original artist that inspired the whole ska punk movement! The Beat will be joining the party to bring some old school skanking to the stage and show the younger generation how they did it in the 80s.

Also added to open up the stage is The JB Conspiracy in their first appearance at Slam Dunk since 2008.

Birmingham-based club brand Uprawr have also announced the full line-up for their stage.

Although Slam Dunk regulars Bury Tomorrow will not be playing a full band set, brothers Dani and Davyd Winter–Bates have been announced playing a DJ set.

“After playing Slam Dunk so many times it almost feels like summer is not the same without us being there,“ says singer Dani.

“So obviously we couldn’t play this year but myself and Dav have been known for our crazy DJ sets and Slam Dunk along with Uprawr decided to get us involved. We love getting everyone pumped and in the party vibe so you can expect an absolutely insane DJ set!! We cannot wait!”

Others acts added to the dance inspired stage include the international model Suicide Girl and DJ sensation Mel Clarke, and Party Blinders, a new act made up of DJ Andy Shaw, producer Tommy Conflict and MC Jon Mahon, formerly of Kerrang and Team Rock Radio. Uprawr resident DJs will complete the line-up, which also features previously announced headliners Shikari Sound System Dj Set, and live acts Astroid Boys and The Qemists.

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