Hello everyone! How are you all enjoying festival season? We’ve got it back in our grasp now within the UK. We’ve had the Download Pilot, Bloodstock as well as Reading & Leeds but now, we have Slam Dunk Festival!
Taking place first at Temple Newsam in Leeds then at Hatfield Park, there’s some fantastic bands set to play the two day event!
With all the changes that have happened due to international restriction, I bet you’re wondering who there is to check out! We’ll here’s Almost Anythings top four picks for the lineup!
The Bottom Line – Rock Scene Stage
Okay, this band have been nothing short of amazing this year. With their sound solidified with their huge new tracks, ‘Long Time Coming’ as well as ‘Reasons’, the band feel they’ve brought something amazing to just what the UK scene needs right now and they’ll be sure to have as much crowdsurfing as possible as they’re one of the first bands to play on the day.
Static Dress – The Key Club Stage
With their visual style quite unlike anything I’ve scene over the last few years, the noise grunge outfit is one I’ve been dying to watch live for a while now. If you haven’t been able to check out their support slots on their recent run with Boston Manor, it’s as if you’ve got quite the pairing there.
We Are The In Crowd – Rock Scene Stage
We may be a little bit biased here but it’s safe to say the UK has missed these Pop-Rock mainstays in the last few years since the announcement of their hiatus (if you don’t count the shows from 2019 where vocalist Tay Jardine brought her solo project SAINTE over for a few shows) but nevertheless, this will be one to watch even if it is just for the nostalgia.
Loathe – Jagermeister Stage
I thought I’d save the best for last on this list. Loathe have been making quite the name for themselves from their 2020 record, ‘I Let It It In And It Took Everything’, to their latest release, ‘In Awe’ but from my perspective, they always seem to be one of the more underrated bands on people’s radar when they’re a crushing and powerful force to be reckoned with. Be sure to catch them because they will be blowing up soon.
Slam Dunk Festival 202 is taking place on September 4th & 5th 2021 at Temple Newsam Leeds and Hatfield Park.
Tickets are still available for the days via the following link.