Slam Dunk Festival Adds More Bands, Announces Stage Splits

The Slam Dunk Festival 2023 lineup is complete and it’s beautiful!

PVRIS, The Maine, Jxdn, Sueco, Escape The Fate, Teenage Bottlerocket, Scene Queen, Emarosa, LANDMVRKS, Higher Power, Youth Fountain, ZAND, LØLØ, Millie Manders and the Shutup AND The Tyne


They join the already announced Enter Shikari, The Offspring, Billy Talent, Creeper, Trash Boat, Kids In Glass Houses, Fireworks, The Academy Is…, Yellowcard, Four Year Strong, We Came As Romans, Movements, Static Dress and loads more. 

Anddddd the stage splits have also dropped! There’s going to be some clashes there!

Gallery: Rise Fest 2022

Mally

Motherland

Kidpunk

Cassyette

Rituals

Death Blooms

Hometruths

Static Dress

Zand

Vukovi

Lebrock

Boston Manor

Modern Error

Creeper

As December Falls

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Live Review – Neck Deep @ O2 Academy, Leeds

Date: 16/02/22

Support: Happydaze, Higher Power, Wargasm

With a bang and stage filled nostalgia to where they came from (Seb’s bedroom), Neck Deep return to the UK for a headlining UK tour to re-launch where they left off in England and cause some mayhem along the way.

First to take to the stage, Scottish foursome Happydaze. Now with this roughly being their third ever show, it’s massive to see Neck Deep bringing some newbie’s along for the ride. It’s fantastic to watch some upcoming Pop-Punk take centre stage and see just where the future might lie. While they didn’t steal the show at first (some down to the technical difficulties after a song into their set) they did hit some pretty good strides and found some balance to take with them into the tour, especially since the release of their EP, ‘Underground Summer Sound‘ was released last month. Moving into their set set further, they did find some room to connect with the audience and we hope that that continues on this tour.

With this being a Leeds show, it meant that this was a homecoming of sorts for Higher Power and where they lack the intensity in their energy, the atmosphere of the whole venue turned up a lot for them. Higher Power might not be quite what most would expect where they sound something out of the 90’s grunge era but they have certainly made quite an impression on this crowd. The more heavier aspects of the crowd are one the audience responds to in some ways but their latest release ‘Fall From Grace’ does sound more updated when compared to their older material but that’s not something to be taken lightly. Did it make them more exciting to watch? Yes. Did it being everything up in the venue? Absolutely! Did people respond to them well? One Hundred Percent.

Now for Wargasm, one most exciting acts on the rise in the country at the moment. But they make you wonder, where the hell do they get their energy from? Seriously though, the chaos and extreme nature that makes the band themselves just berates you with banger after banger in a relentless wave of ecstasy. Tracks such as ‘Salma Hayek’ as well as ‘Spit’ go down really well with this crowd who do appreciate the heavier aspects what they have to offer, especially when the raunchier sounding track come out to play… ‘Drilldo’ we’re looking at you there!

It’s inevitable we’re going to see more from the band in the future and after a SOLD OUT UK headlining run of their own towards the end of 2021 as well as appearances at a number of UK festivals in the last year shows the sky is the limit for this band, who will crash through and set an example for what is genuinely possible in music which is a genre of their own making.

Okay so… Neck Deep. Oh my god these guys are so insane to watch. I’ve never seen a Leeds crowd react in such a positive way to a Pop-Punk band. No wonder why they’re favourites ey? It feels as if the band have combined everything that makes them exciting for this setlist (including playing one of their most popular tracks ‘A Part Of Me’) from their early days to the latest record, ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ shows that they’re not another Pop-Punk band who just writes soppy lovesick hit after hit, they want everyone to enjoy it and reconnect after so long (pardon the crowd collectively crying four tracks into the set for ‘Lime St’) as well as celebrate one another, where ‘She’s A God’ being one track which celebrates the women in the audience.

Neck Deep just hits differently. It’s as if a surge of energy hits in the crowd and then their stage presence just combines with the dizzying spins every member in the band performs in a sight that has to be seen to be believed.

With these final tracks played out (Gold Steps & In Bloom) , Neck Deep always manage to show how much of a lasting impression they leave on the community that has gathered to watch everyone on this lineup.

It’s no secret that the bands are all so genuinely happy to be thrilled to be playing music on a stage again but it’s so good to see them use every ounce of energy in their person to provide one of a show that the audience will be sure to not forget anytime soon as everyone leaves smiling big.

Rating:9/10.

Download Festival Add Over 70 Names To Their 2022 Lineup

After confirming that the 2021 iteration of Download festival will not be taking place this year, the festival have revealed some more of the names who will be playing Donington Park in 2022. 

Joining the already announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will be…

Deftones
Korn
The Pretty Reckless
Rise Against
Black Label Society
Theory
Monster Truck
Power Wolf
Wayward Sons
Those Damn Crows
The Raven Age
Megadeth
Steel Panther
The Distillers
The Darkness
Airbourne
Daughtry
Skillet
Lacuna Coil
Bush
Of Mice & Men
Wednesday 13
Ayron Jones
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm
The Ghost Inside
Funeral For A Friend
Descendents
Boston Manor
Sleep Token
The Faim
grandson
Trash Boat
Holding Absence
Marianas Trench
Wargasm
Loathe
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Press Club
Salem
Cemetery Sun
Blackout Problems
Dead Posey
Static Dress
Electric Wizard
Sepultura
Blues Pills
Dying Fetus
British Lion
Bleed From Within
Twin Temple
Bokassa
Venom Prison
Spiritbox
Tempt
Fire From The Gods
A.A. Williams
Higher Power
Kill The Lights
Dead Poet Society
Joyous Wolf
Modern Error
Cellar Door Moon Crew
Lotus Eater
The Scratch
Dead Label
Phoxjaw
JJ Wilde
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars
As Everything Unfolds
Injester

That’s a lot to get excited for.

Download Festival will take place at Donington Park on June 10-12 2022. 

Tickets are available via the following link.

Neck Deep Reschedule UK Tour With Nothing, Nowhere & Higher Power

Neck Deep have announced they have pushed back their upcoming All Distortions Are Intentional UK dates to 2022.

The Welsh Pop-Punks originally planned their shows for September 2020 before moving them to Spring 2021. Unfortunately these dates won’t be going ahead either which means the dates have been pushed back again to January 2022.

Nothing, Nowhere and Higher Power will be the support acts for the tour.

“Unfortunately, as many people might have guessed, we have no choice but to move our UK tour once again,” Neck Deep say. ​“Hopefully this will be the last time we have to do this but it will be worth the wait.

“We can’t wait to get back on the road and see you all soon.”

“So, it’s happened again, another tour gets pushed back,” adds frontman Ben Barlow. ​“While it’s obviously a bummer to have to reschedule tour dates again, we’re confident this time we’ll be going ahead and getting back to something we have all missed dearly. Sharing that connection with people, music and moments in the form of live music. Also, as an extra kicker we’ve added a Dublin date. Having only played a few shows in Ireland, it’s great to be able to go back and show some love to our Irish fans. One time we played Dublin on St. Paddy’s day and it was something I’ll never forget. I’m sure the whole tour will be just as memorable, being our first tour back, and the first tour playing material from ADAI. We can’t wait to jam with you guys, and we promise it will be well worth the wait!”

The band have also announced an additional date on the All Distortions Are Intentional tour: in Dublin on January 21. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday.

Here are the tour dates.

January 2022

11th – O2 Academy, Birmingham

12th – O2 Academy, Bristol

13th – O2 Academy Brixton, London

14th – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

16th – City Hall, Newcastle

17th – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

18th – Barrowlands, Glasgow

19th – O2 Academy, Leeds

21st – Olympia, Dublin

Outbreak Festival 2021 Announces First Bands

Outbreak Fest 2021 has announced their first bands.

The event will be held at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester and will take place June 25th – 27th 2021.

Knocked Loose were announced as the first headliners of it all where frontman Bryan Garris says:

“We are excited to be a part of the Outbreak Fest line up. I’ve watched tons of videos from this fest and I’m stoked to experience it first hand.”

The first bands also on the announcement include Higher Power, All Out War and Broken Teeth.

Neck Deep Announce Rescheduled UK Touring Dates For March / April 2021

After the release of their latest record, ‘All Distortion Are Intentional’, Neck Deep have announced their headlining UK touring dates for 2021.

They were originally set to take place in September but now have been postponed but to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. They are now set to go ahead in March and April of 2021 instead.

The support bands have been announced as Nothing, Nowhere and Higher Power.

Here are the tour dates.

April 2021

31st – 02 Academy, Birmingham

May 2021

2nd – 02 Academy, Bristol

3rd – 02 Academy Brixton,, London

5th – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

6th – Barrowlands, Glasgow

7th – 02 Academy, Newcastle

9th – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

10th – 02 Academy, Leeds

Tickets for the tour dates are on sale now.

Basement Announce Tour.

Basement have announced a run of UK shows, performing twice in every city. Support comes from Higher Power.

Here’s the Dates:

FEBRUARY

28 – SOUTHAMPTON Joiners

MARCH

01 – SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
02 – LONDON Bush Hall
03 – LONDON Bush Hall
05 – MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
06 – MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
07 – GLASGOW King Tuts
08 – GLASGOW King Tuts
09 – LEEDS Key Club
10 – LEEDS Key Club

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