Emo/Pop-Punk/Rock (and even Ska) fans rejoice! The annual Slam Dunk Festival returns this Bank Holiday weekend (26-28 May) in Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham. And HRH Mag’s Andy Spoors will be there to bring us the very best of the action!


The three-day travelling tour is headlined this year by pop rock heroes Good Charlotte and Jimmy Eat World.

Charlotte seem to be enjoying something of a renaissance following their performance at Download Festival last year. Both bands were cornerstones of the pop rock burst in the early part of the noughties – featuring in countless teen dramas on both the small and big screen.

Jimmy Eat World’s 2016 effort, Integrity Blues, heralded a return to form for the Arizona natives. This year marks the band’s 25th anniversary and the Monster Energy Stage should be packed by fans celebrating a group unafraid to redefine themselves with each new release.

But it would be remiss not to mention more of the outstanding array of bands on the undercard. Hugely popular synth rockers Pvris return to Slam Dunk as one of hottest acts on the scene. Their latest album All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell captured a top five finish in HRH Mag’s albums of 2017.

Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic, punk rock outfit Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes and the south coast horror punk collaborative Creeper ensure some of the brightest British rock acts will hold their own against those from the other side of the Atlantic.

Ska legends Reel Big Fish headline the Fireball stage for all things alternative – on an already alternative weekend! In total there are a massive eight stages at each site featuring everything from DJs to acoustic sets and everything in between.

Tickets are still on sale and at £49 each or £55 to include the infamous after party, Slam Dunk is shaping up to be one of the best value festivals of the year. See slamdunkmusic.com for further information.