Photo: Slam Dunk Festival Facebook
The Slam Dunk 2016 line-up is set to be announced on Wednesday (Nov 25). In anticipation, we’ve put together a list of the artists we think are ideal for the festival’s 10th anniversary. Audio Addict support the ever-hopeful cause of truly great festival line-ups. Here’s our Slam Dunk Dream 5:
Photo: Creeper’s Facebook/Gingerdope Photography
It’s been a hell of a year for Creeper. The Southampton punks have gone front strength to strength breaking out of their hometown scene and onto the Vans Warped Tour UK. Chuck in countless headline shows across the country, Creeper have undoubtedly reached Slam Dunk status.
Photo: Pvris’ Facebook Page/Sam San Roman Photo
Boston-born Pvris have also really made a name for themselves in the UK over the past year or so. Last year they made the cut for the Slam Dunk line-up, but Pvris considering the past six months, next year they deserve a much higher slot.
Don Broco, the fathers of lad rock, used to be prime Slam Dunk material, but it’s been their gradual lean towards the pop world that’s got them where they are now. The Bedford four are a guaranteed crowd pleaser, and there’s no denying their latest album, Automatic, is full of bangers.
Mallory Knox have become twice the band they were since they first played Slam Dunk back in 2012. It’s been a long journey which transformed the Wolf At Your Door Records rookies into the USA-touring, Radio 1 frequenters that they are today. They have developed their sound over the years whilst still holding their roots dear. It’s definitely time for Mallory Knox to show Slam Dunk what they’ve got.
Four Year Strong:
Photo: Four Year Strong’s Facebook
If they were to headline this year, it would be three years since Four Year Strong’s last visit to Slam Dunk, when they headed up the Macbeth stage. The band’s self titled album, which was released earlier this year, was hailed as a captivating summary of their fourteen year career; the duration of which has made them accessible to pop punk fans young and old and cemented them a sturdy position in pop punk history. Four Year Strong are another band from across the pond who’ve earned a place in our hearts; and let’s face it, what is Slam Dunk without pop punk?
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