Slam Dunk 2020 Fires Onto The 2020 Festival Scene


Slam Dunk 2020 fires onto the 2020 festival scene with an opening volley of powerful performers, fronted by the dangerously enjoyable, and inimitably unique Don Broco.

Fresh off the release of their latest single — the incredibly stacked ACTION, that reads like a who’s who of rock music (featuring Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo, Issues’s Tyler Carter, One Ok Rock’s Taka Moriuchi and Dance Gavin Dance’s Tilian) — Don Broco have announced that they’re headlining the prestigious, pop-punk paradise of Slam Dunk 2020.

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Don Broco are known for their almost ridiculously fun live performances. Having played a sold-out tour at the start of 2019, culminating in SSE Wembley, and with a slew of hit singles that flit between hard hitting riffs and party-igniting bangers, this headline slot — their EXCLUSIVE UK festival performance for 2020 — is sure to be wild.

Joining them are a cross-section of music; most notably, kings of pop-punk State Champs, the addictively good Dan ‘Soupy’ Campbell and Co in The Wonder Years, and anthemic emo legends Mayday Parade — the latter two of which recently finished a co-headline UK tour. All three are tremendously talented and phenomenal live, and are sure to dominate the stage come May.

Along with them come a range of other great pop-punk masters: Four Year Strong, Knuckle Puck, Bayside, and a special appearance from the newly reunited Motion City Soundtrack. Not a one unknown band announced; just pop-punk prestige and the promise of another incredible year!

Pop-punk not your thing? No worries! Handling the heavy side comes Ice Nine Kills, Issues and Hands Like Houses. Ice Nine Kills are sure to leave you with a few fractures, with their new cinematic album ‘The Silver Scream’. Currently embroiled in a sold-out UK tour, with O2 Academy Islington on Friday, they’re sure to appease the more wall of death-creating punters. Along with them come Atlanta heavyweights Issues; with a ridiculously prestigious list of awards and nominations, and some bizarrely genre-defying tunes, they’re sure to appease everyone. Finally comes the Australian alt-rockers Hands Like Houses, fulfilling the more traditional rock music dynamic of the day — plus, the second year of Slam Dunk featuring a band with a tremendous cover of ‘Torn’ (with Neck Deep last year)!

Slam Dunk 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. Don’t miss it!


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