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Slam Dunk Festival reveals first acts for 2016

Written by
Shaun Curnow

In May 2016, Slam Dunk Festival will be returning for its tenth anniversary and has revealed the first collection of acts set to perform.

Originally launching as a one-off show in 2006, the 2016 festival promises to be the biggest yet. Held at Millennium Square, Leeds Beckett University, O2 Academy, Rose Bowl and others, the festival will cater to 40,000 music fans across seven stages.

Headlining Slam Dunk 2016 is Panic! at the Disco, with other UK festival exclusives from Of Mice and Men and New Found Glory. Additional acts announced in the 40-strong line-up include Every Time I Die, Four Year Strong, Issues, Real Friends and Memphis May Fire.

In 2010, Slam Dunk introduced a second site for the festival, in Hertfordshire, with a third site in the Midlands launched in 2013. For the first time, festivalgoers who wish to attend all three dates (in Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield) will be able to purchase a limited edition 'mega ticket' which allows entry to all events and after shows, with wristband exchange queue jumps and a limited edition t-shirt.

Panic! at the DiscoShervin Lainez

Tickets for all Slam Dunk Festival dates are available from Friday November 27. Take a look here for more info. 

Slam Dunk Festival North. Saturday May 28, 2016. Leeds City Centre, various venues. 

For more festival fun, find out who's playing at the 2016 Live at Leeds.

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