Everything You Need To Know About Slam Dunk Festival For The Day

Hey everyone. I felt as if I needed to create a post for everyone so that people have as much correct information before going to a festival in terms of what they can and cannot bring into a festival, travel information etc. With that in mind, I wanted to just put a post in to do to make sure everyone has the correct information for attending this year’s Slam Dunk Festival so everyone has their questions answered as far as I can help and so everyone can enjoy the festival with as little hassle as possible.

Also, I’m not doubting Slam Dunk’s ability to give the information to their attendee’s in any way shape or form, this is just a small post I’ve created to help people in any way possible in case they have any questions which can be answered easily so the lovely people at Slam Dunk can handle more pressing emails and issues they might have before the festival does take place.

Last year, the layout of the festival was in my opinion poor where there I overheard numerous complaints about the que’s, the entrances to the festivals and getting to a few of the different locations where the stages weren’t on the main festival site e.g. The Acoustic and Rocksound Introducing Stages at the University. But due to the size of the festival, it does make sense to move it across to Temple Newsam Park where hopefully the long lines and access won’t be too large of a concern this time around.

First off, just where is Temple Newsam Park?

It’s located in the city limits of Leeds. It’s on an M1 Junction and a short shuttle bus ride from the Train Station.

How Do I Get There?

According to Slam Dunk Festival’s website

There will be a shuttle bus from Leeds City Centre to the festival site.  Tickets for this shuttle are available to book in advance now from HERE and you have the option to book a single or return journey.

By Car:

You can travel via car to the festival. Slam Dunk North is located off a junction of the M1, A63 and A64.

The postcode for Sat Nav’s is: LS9 0PS. Please follow any yellow festival signage you see above Sat Navs.


There will be parking available at Slam Dunk North, please use LS9 0PS as your destination and then follow yellow festival signage once near the festival site. As we are a 1 day event the car park will close shortly after the festival has finished so cars will not be able to be left overnight. The car park will open at 9am. We advise customers to buy tickets in advance from the following link.

By Train:

Slam Dunk North is accessible from Leeds City train station.  There will be a shuttle bus going to site from the city centre near to the train station. If you wish to travel by taxi from the station it is a short ride to the site.

Slam Dunk North is also a short walk from Cross Gates Train station.  Trains run from Leeds station to Cross Gates every half hour.


There will be a taxi rank at the site and the site is a short ride by taxi from all areas of Leeds.

By Bus: 

The 19 and 19A run from Leeds City Centre to Temple Gate which is a short walk from the entrance to the site.  For more information see the West Yorkshire Metro site via the following link.

Pick up and Drop Off:  There will be a dedicated pick-up and drop-off space on the site.  Further details are to follow on this.

The Big Green Coach:  The Big Green Coach company is our coach partner providing travel to the festival direct from towns across the UK. You can get coach day return tickets to Slam Dunk North from:

Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bolton, Carlisle, Glasgow, Huddersfield, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, Middlesborough, Newcastle, Nottingham, Preston,, Rochdale, Rotherham, Sheffield, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Wigan, York.




It’s something I’ve been asked by a lot of my friends who are in attendance for the festival because they know I’m also a photographer and might be bringing my camera along for the day as well but I’m being cautious this year as last year I was only allowed one lens into the festival site and it took me a while to find the bag storage area.

But this year, bags smaller than A3 will be allowed into the festival but will be subject to search before entry.

If you don’t want to carry your bag around with you all day you can pre-book a locker below, leaving you free to enjoy the festival bag free!

Lockers, phone charging, and bag drop service will all be located at the entrance of the festival by the wristband exchange.⁣⁣

You can book the lockers, phone charging and bag drop via the following link.

What To Bring And What Not To Bring?

And just what is prohibited at the festival grounds? There obviously has to be some restrictions there to make sure it is a safe environment for everyone.

For the full list of prohibited items please see our Terms and Conditions.
But a few obvious things first for what you can and can’t bring in.

Food and Drink – You can’t bring food and drink into the festival but the festival will have a wide range of food stalls, bars and fresh water available across the site.

Charging Packs – You can bring charger packs for your mobile device if the size fits within the sizes in their bag policy.

Medication – You can bring medication labelled in your name (please bring ID) Also, make security aware of this before entering the security checks.

Recreational Drugs – Slam Dunk Festival has a strict anti-drugs policy.  The use of illegal substances including new psychoactive substances (NPS) or similar is strictly forbidden. Any persons found in possession of illegal or illicit substances will be ejected and substances seized.


Are we forgetting anything else? Oh right. Lastly, I’m sure everyone wants to know all the locations of the bars, stages and loo’s right?

I got you covered.


Any more information can be found on the North Info section of the Slam Dunk festival website via the following link.

Please take care at Slam Dunk Festival 2019 and be safe!


Woes Announce Debut Record Details, Release New Single

The Woes debut record is incoming! There isn’t much time now!

Their debut record ‘Awful Truth’ is set to be released via UNFD on June 28th 2019.

Below are all the details for the Scottish Pop-Punkers upcoming release including the Tracklist, Album Art and their latest single.


01. Boy
02. Fake Friends
03. Fancy
04. Money Shoe
05. Awful Truth
06. Suburbs
07. Mess
08. Cross
09. Gone Forever
10. Ugly

Woes Are also heading out for a headline UK Tour in June / July 2019. Here is where they’re playing.

June 2019

28th – Glasgow The Attic

29th – Newcastle Head Of Steam

30th – Nottingham Bodega

July 2019

1st – Bristol Exchange

2nd – Worcester Marrs Bar

3rd – Bournemouth The Anvil

4th – Milton Keynes Caufaurd Arms

6th – Liverpool Zanzibar



Awful Truth is available to Pre-order via UNFD , Amazon, Itunes and Google Play.

Heavy Music Awards Announces Finalists For 2019

After some thousands of votes for names across the industry which expands across music inluding bands, photographers, managers and more, the finalists for the 2019 Heavy Music Awards have been confirmed.

Here are all the finalists for 2019.

BEST ALBUM (Presented by EMP):
Architects – ‘Holy Hell’ (Epitaph Records)
Black Peaks – ‘All That Divides’ (Rise Records)
Ghost – ‘Prequelle’ (Loma Vista Recordings)
Idles – ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ (Partisan Records)
Judas Priest – ‘Firepower’ (Epic Records)
Parkway Drive – ‘Reverence’ (Epitaph Records)
Turnstile – ‘Time & Space’ (Roadrunner Records)

BEST UK BAND (Presented by Spotify):
Black Peaks
Bring Me The Horizon
Enter Shikari
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
While She Sleeps

Parkway Drive
Twenty One Pilots

BEST LIVE BAND (Presented by O2 Forum Kentish Town):
Bring Me The Horizon
Enter Shikari
Fever 333
Parkway Drive

BEST UK BREAKTHROUGH BAND (Presented by Believe Distribution Services):
Dream State
Holding Absence
Parting Gift
Sleep Token

Alien Weaponry
Bad Wolves
Fever 333
The Faim

BEST PRODUCER (Presented by Allianz):
Tom Dalgety
Romesh Dodangoda
Lewis Johns
Nick Raskulinecz
Andy Sneap
Dan Weller
Will Yip

Derek Bremner
Thomas Lisle Coe-Brooker
Corinne Cumming
Paul Harries
Jennifer McCord
Tom Pullen
Ester Segarra

2000 Trees Festival (UK)
ArcTanGent Festival (UK)
Bloodstock Open Air Festival (UK)
Download Festival (UK)
Hellfest Open Air Festival (France)
Slam Dunk Festival (UK)
Wacken Open Air Festival (Germany)

Architects – ‘Holy Hell’ by Dan Hillier
Behemoth – ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ by Nicola Samorì
Boston Manor – ‘Welcome To The Neighbourhood’ by Joshua Halling Photography
Bullet for My Valentine – ‘Gravity’ by Daniel Holub
Don Broco – ‘Technology’ by Charlotte Smith
Ghost – ‘Prequelle’ by Zbigniew M. Bielak
Judas Priest – ‘Firepower’ by Claudio Bergamin Art

Voting is taking place over at vote.heavymusicawards.com, annnddddd enter the draw to win tickets to this year’s awards ceremony. Voting ends on June 27th 2019.

The Heavy Music Awards will take place on August 22nd at the O2 Forum Kentish Town, London.