Following the news that the North leg of the alternative festival Slam Dunk would move to a new site at Temple Newsham in Leeds and the massive news that there would be no Birmingham date, organisers have announced their first batch of bands for the 2019 Bank Holiday weekender.
Leading the charge as headliners in 2019, Baltimore favourites All Time Low whose appearance will be an exclusive for Slam Dunk. Frontman Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low said about their headline slot at Slam Dunk 2019: “There’s been a bit of an ATL drought in the UK recently so we thought it best to come back and tear shit up with some rad bands. Bring your life jackets.”
If that isn't enough NOFX, New Found Glory and Waterparks head up the rest of the announcement.
Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory said: "We are the Michael Jordan of Slam Dunk. And we are coming to alley oop all our jams down your faces."
Waterparks frontman Awsten Knight said about Slam Dunk 2019: “HELLO. WE ARE COMING BACK TO SLAM DUNK. YES. THIS IS ALL. VERY GOOD. SEE YA SOON.”
The rest of the announcement features Story Of The Year, Gallows, Mad Caddies and Silverstein.
Story Of The Year’s Ryan Phillips spoke about their upcoming Slam Dunk slot, saying: "We are crazy stoked for Slam Dunk, especially since we haven't been to the UK in ages! We're itching to get over there and jam some tracks from our latest album Wolves, so get ready to have your face melted off and have all of your beer drunk by us dummies".
Speaking about their return at Slam Dunk 2019, Laurent Barnard of Gallows said: "We’ve tried to bury Gallows so many times, but the fucker just won’t die. I guess we’ll see you in May!"
Stuart Gili-Ross of Gallows also commented: "Leeds & Hertfordshire. These will both feel like hometown shows for us. The time feels right for a Gallows show & we’re coming in hot!"
Talking about their return to Slam Dunk, Silverstein said:
"We are excited to be returning to the UK in 2019 for the next instalment of Slam Dunk! We originally played the festival way back in 2009 and have been looking forward to doing it again. Expect a jam packed set of old & new material."
The full announcement reads:
All Time Low
New Found Glory
Story Of The Year