Fresh from being announced on the Vans Warped Tour in the summer The Gospel Youth have been added to the Slam Dunk line up. They are set to headline the Breakout Stage which is curated by Rock Sound Magazine.
The Gospel Youth will be joined by Ocean Grove, Vukovi, Area 11, Sylar, Homebound, Casey and Makeout on the stage.
Hailing from Brighton, The Gospel Youth are made up from members of past British pop-punk bands and they have recently signed to Rise Records and are set to release a new album later this year. Also appearing on the Breakout Stage are Australian nu-metallers Ocean Grove who are set to breathe life into nu-metal, experimental Scottish rockers Vukovi, who recently released their blistering self-titled debut album to critical acclaim and Area 11 who’s energetic pop-punk charted on both the UK Rock Chart and UK Album Chart last summer following the release of their album ‘Modern Synthesis’. Hopeless Records gang Sylar, Homebound, Casey and Makeout complete the line up.
The Gospel Youth, says;
“This year’s Slam Dunk line up is full of bands that helped shape us all musically. We’re so excited to play along side them, and a load of other friends this year! Also Just finished recording our debut LP, so we’re pumped to get back into playing some shows.”
Area 11 bassist Kogie says;
“As a band we’re fairly new to the festival game so as you can imagine we’re beyond excited to be playing Slam Dunk – one of the best Rock festivals in the UK. Not to mention that the line up is insane! Really looking forward to sharing a stage with so many other great bands”
With the rest of the line-up across eight stages drawing to near completion, there will be one more announcement in the next few weeks. These acts will join incredible one-off anniversary performances from Enter Shikari, Cute Is What We Aim For and We The Kings playing debut LP’s in full, a special reunion performance from Madina Lake and the final-ever shows from We Are The Ocean.
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL MIDLANDS – SATURDAY 27TH MAY – BIRMINGHAM, NEC
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL NORTH – SUNDAY 28TH MAY – LEEDS, CITY CENTRE
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH – BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29TH MAY – HATFIELD, THE FORUM
FULL LINE-UP TO DATE
Enter Shikari, Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Neck Deep, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Deaf Havana, Beartooth, Tonight Alive, We Are The Ocean, Crossfaith, Against Me!, The Bronx, With Confidence, Goldfinger, Mad Caddies, Waterparks, The Movielife, Frank Iero & The Patience, Decade, Zebrahead, Counterfeit, We The Kings, The Ataris, Fenix TX, Milk Teeth, The Maine, Cute Is What We Aim For, Memphis May Fire, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Madina Lake, Set It Off, Citizen, Black Foxxes, Turnover, Crime In Stereo, Seaway, Fort Hope, SHVPES, Trophy Eyes, Boston Manor, WSTR, Like Pacific, Puppy, Sorority Noise, The Gospel Youth, Stray From The Path, Ocean Grove, I Prevail, Vukovi, Ice Nine Kills, Area 11, Oceans Ate Alaska, Sylar, Too Close To Touch, Casey, Makeout, MC Lars.