After a hugely successful 2016, Slam Dunk Festival will return with even bigger and better next year with headliners confirmed as Enter Shikari. The band will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed debut album Take To The Skies, set to perform an array of tracks including rarities and a stunning new live show.
Frontman Rou Reynolds comments:
“Slam Dunk is a festival that we’ve been attending from the very start – Slam Dunk South is actually on the campus of my old Uni in Hatfield! It’s grown into one of the most important festivals in alternative music, and it will be an absolute honour to headline it in 2017.
We’re going to be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our debut album Take To The Skies, which feels totally mental in and of itself. The fact that we get to reminisce and relive tracks we recorded so long ago, and that are still held dear by so many, is something I could have never anticipated back then and fills me with appreciation for everyone that has supported this band over the years.
We’ll never write another album like TTTS, as Enter Shikari isn’t really a band that looks backwards, so to speak. But as this is a special occasion it’s important for us to recognise the importance of this album to us, and for the family of people who have supported us since those early days. On a purely selfish note, I cannot wait to play some of the tracks we haven’t played since 2007, or even ever!”
2017 will see an expansion across all three sites, with the addition of the First Direct Arena in Leeds as the second stage, another outdoor stage in Hatfield and an expanded site in Birmingham.
Dates for Slam Dunk Festival 2017 are as follows:
Sat 27th – BIRMINGHAM – NEC (Slam Dunk Midlands)
Sun 28th – LEEDS – City Centre (Slam Dunk North)
Mon 29th – HATFIELD – The Forum (Slam Dunk South)
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday (11th November), available via the festival website.