The UK’s biggest independent Rock Festival returns to Southern England this May. Since originating in 2006, Slam Dunk Festival has grown to become one of the key dates in the summer festival calendar. A rite of passage for lovers of punk rock music alone, the multi-stage festival features thousands of like-minded visitors and is home to some of the biggest acts in the world.
“Featuring the only UK shows of 2019 for our headliners All Time Low!”
This year’s edition of Slam Dunk Festival features an impressive range of the best punk rock artists, spread out across eight stages. The Punk in Drublic stage will be headlined by NOFX, sharing the stage with Less Than Jake, Lagwagon, Millencolin and more. The Monster Energy Stage will be headlined by festival favourite All Time Low, as well as Simple Plan, New Found Glory and Neckdeep. The Jagermeister Stage will also be headlined by another popular favourite; Bullet For My Valentine. The likes of Silverstein, The World Alive and Wage War will also share the stage. Other popular acts include Plain White T’s, Glassjaw, Hello Goodbye and more. Check out the full lineup here.
Slam Dunk Festival 2019 will take place at Hatfield Park in Hatfield, England. You can find the festival at AL9 5NQ Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. The festival also takes place a day prior in the North (Temple Newsam Park, Leeds).
There are a range of options for visitors travelling to and from the festival. The festival is easily accessible by car and is located directly off the A414. Parking is available on the festival site and passes should be purchased in advance. Dedicated pick up and drop off points are available throughout the festival grounds.
Visitors travelling via public transport can arrive by both train or bus. The festival is located at Hatfield Park which is directly opposite Hatfield Train Station; a 24-minute train ride from London. A number of bus stops are also located nearby with regular regional bus services operating throughout the area. Shuttle bus services will also run continuously to the official afterparty locations from 10pm-2am.
The Big Green Coach company is the official partner of Slam Dunk Festival and offers travel packages directly from towns across the UK. You can find the travel packages here.
The nearest hotel is ‘Lawn House’, a transformed Jacobean mansion located approximately 12 minutes from the venue. A range of Airbnb’s and hotel options are also available in and around the surrounding towns.
Due to it’s close proximity to the city centre of London, visitors can also stay in London and travel to and from the event by national rail. You can explore nearby options on the map below.
The small town of Hatfield offers a number of attractions for visitors. The historical landmark of Hatfield House and Hatfield Park Farm offers a grand Jacobean mansion and gardens for visitors to explore. St Etheldreda’s Church is a 13th-century Anglican parish located nearby as well.
Outdoor lovers can explore The River Lea, a river that flows through the Southeast of London and features a range of parks and wildlife as well as fishing opportunities. Stanborough Park also offers a 126-acre riverside area with two lakes, walking and running trails, a water sports centre and more.
Slam Dunk Festival offers the biggest range of Rock, Pop-Punk and Alternative artists in the UK. Here are three artists you absolutely cannot miss at Slam Dunk Festival 2019.s
All Time Low – American rock band All Time Low is returning to the UK for an exclusive performance. Popular for their top charted songs Dear Maria, Count Me In and Weightless, the Maryland based group have become a crowd favourite in the pop-punk world. Performing their only UK show in 2019, you absolutely cannot miss this headlining act.
Bullet For My Valentine – Three-time ‘Best British Band’ award winners Bullet For My Valentine will be headlining the Jagermeister stage, alongside a range of popular artists. Originating by performing covers for iconic bands Metallica and Nirvana, the Welsh heavy metal band ultimately changed their original name and style and have since grown to become one of the biggest metal bands in the world.
Plain White T’s – American rock band Plain White T’s kicked off their career in the suburbs of Chicago back in 1997; and have grown to become a global success. Their unique blend of pop, punk and melody-driven rock have propelled the band to superstardom; and should definitely not be missed at Slam Dunk Festival.
This year’s edition of Slam Dunk Festival will take place on May 25 in North Leeds; and May 26 in South Hatfield.
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