Slam Dunk Records

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Slam-Dunk Records is an independent record label (UK), founded in Leeds, England in 2007. The label is most notable for popular band You Me At Six. The label evolved, initially, from popular clubnight 'Slam Dunk', a weekly clubnight held at the city's Cockpit music venue, predominantly centered on emo/punk/ska and metal music genres. Slam Dunk Records is also associated with popular music festival 'Slam Dunk Festival', which was established in 2006. Although initially small-scale set up with only a handful of artists, the yearly event now attracts a large number of well-known artists and has slowly established itself as a popular indoor day-long music festival. Slam Dunk Festival is held on the May Bank Holiday of each year, now at University of Leeds student union building, attracting more than 40 bands across six different stages. Notable acts previously having played at the festival include Fall Out Boy, Thursday, You Me At Six, Hundred Reasons, Reel Big Fish and Paramore.

Slam Dunk Festival[edit]

Slam-Dunk Festival is an annual music festival, which evolved from alternative punk/emo/ska night held weekly (Tuesday) at the city’s Cockpit music venue. Initially held in the city’s Millennium Square, the event moved to the student union of the University of Leeds in its second year. In 2010, a southern counterpart to the festival had its first year in the University of Hertfordshire, and the now two day festival became known as Slam Dunk North (Leeds) and Slam Dunk South (Hertfordshire). The festival is normally held on the May Bank Holiday of each year, featuring a mixture of up and coming and more established bands, based around punk/emo/metal and ska music genres.

Leeds Millennium Square 2006[edit]

Main Stage

Fall Out Boy
The Academy Is...
Thursday
Hundred Reasons
Capdown
The Hush Sound
Hellogoodbye

27 May 2007 - Leeds University[edit]

Main Stage

Reel Big Fish
Paramore
Mad Caddies
Sonic Boom Six
Failsafe
Beat Union
You Me At Six

25 May 2008 - Leeds University[edit]

Glamour Kills Stage The Atticus Stage

Cute Is What We Aim For
Boys Like Girls
Kids In Glass Houses
You Me At Six
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
We The Kings
Valencia

Story of The Year
Fightstar
The Blackout
Brigade
Flood of Red
We Are The Ocean
Throwing Paper Aeroplanes
(Atticus Competition Winner)

The Non Stop Stage The UK Now! Stage

Zebrahead
Big D and The Kids Table
Sonic Boom Six
Fandangle
Mr Shiraz
The JB Conspiracy
(replacement for State Radio)
Random Hand

Tonight Is Goodbye
Furthest Drive Home
Attack! Attack!
All or Nothing
All Forgotten
Twin Atlantic
Me vs Hero

24 May 2009 - Leeds University[edit]

Glamour Kills Stage Fishing for Eskimo Stage The Vans Off The Wall Stage

You Me At Six
Cobra Starship
Kids In Glass Houses
We The Kings
The Audition
Hey Monday
Cash Cash

The Blackout
Silverstein
We Are The Ocean
Hollywood Undead
The Urgency
All Forgotten
Young Guns

Anti-Flag
The Slackers
The King Blues
Sonic Boom Six
Farse
Random Hand
The Skints

The Punktastic.com Stage The Relentless UK Now! Stage The Dropdead! Stage

Hundred Reasons
Attack! Attack!
Polar Bear Club
Tonight Is Goodbye
Sing It Loud
Me vs Hero
Save Your Breath

In Case Of Fire
Canterbury
Paige
The Auteur
Out of Sight
My Emergency
Winch House
(People's Choice Winner)

The Ghost Of A Thousand
Devil Sold His Soul
Hexes
Glamour of the Kill
Ruiner
Defeater
Outcry Collective

29 May 2010 - Hertfordshire University / 30 May 2010 - Leeds University[edit]

Glamour Kills Stage Atticus/Jägermeister Stage The Vans Off The Wall Stage

New Found Glory
Four Year Strong
Set Your Goals
Hit The Lights
Out of Sight
Every Avenue

Alkaline Trio
Against Me!
We Are The Ocean
Rolo Tomassi
Young Guns
Moneen
Save Your Breath

Capdown
Skindred
RX Bandits
Sonic Boom Six
Me vs Hero
Random Hand
The Skints

Relentless Stage Imperial Clothing Stage Kerrang! Introduces Stage

The Rocket Summer
Breathe Carolina
Fireworks
Crime In Stereo
The Wonder Years
This Time Next Year
All Or Nothing

My Passion
Devil Sold His Soul
Your Demise
Blackhole
Fact
Flood of Red
Azriel

Futures
Deaf Havana
Not Advised
Straight Lines
Kill Casino
Francesqa
(Kerrang Contest Winner)

Babycakes Bar Macbeth Acoustic Stage

L'amour La Morgue
Sean Smith[disambiguation needed]
(DJ set)
Henry Homesweet
Millionaires
Lags
(DJ set)
Synthetic Season

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
(Leeds only)
Gavin Butler
Chas Palmer-Williams
Lights & Sound
Lost on Campus
Sam Little
Portia Conn

19/20 May 2011 Leeds University/Hatfield[edit]

Jager Stage Atticus Stage Macbeth Stage

Reel Big Fish
Less Than Jake
The Starting Line
Goldfinger
Anti Flag
Hellogoodbye
The Skints

3OH!3
Mayday Parade
Framing Hanley
Francesqa
Versa Emerge
Not Advised
Rocket To The Moon
We Are The In Crowd
The Dangerous Summer

Set Your Goals
Hit The Lights
Cartel
Attack! Attack!
A Loss For Words
This Time Next Year
Failsafe
Decade
With The Punches

Honour Over Glory Stage Introducing Stage Front Bar Stage

We Are The Ocean
Deaf Havana
Dance Gavin Dance
Yashin
While She Sleeps
Bury Tomorrow
Hyro Da Hero
Feed The Rhino
Shadows Chasing Ghosts

Summerlin
Basement (band)
Rio
Lost Boys
Lower Than Atlantis
Don Broco
The Famous Class
Blitz Kids
[Competition Winner]

Tek one
Innerpartysystem
MC Lars
Akira The Don
Faceplant
Oli Brierley
DJ Pesk
DJ SET

Acoustic Stage

Jimmy Holland
The Lion & The Wolf
Lost On Campus
Babar Luck
Tiger Please
Sam Little
Dave House
Ghost Saddles

26/27 May 2012- Leeds University/ Hatfield[edit]

Jager Stage Honour Over Glory Stage Vans Off The Wall Stage

Taking Back Sunday
The Blackout
Funeral for a Friend
Motion City Soundtrack
Say Anything (band)
Lower Than Atlantis
Straight Lines

Architects
Every Time I Die
Cancer Bats
While She Sleeps
Of Mice & Men (band)
The Word Alive
For The Fallen Dreams
I See Stars
Upon A Burning Body

Gallows
Capdown
Set Your Goals
Don Broco
Random Hand
Sharks
Make Do and Mend
Marmozets
Hildamay

Macbeth Stage

Hit The Lights
Transit
The Story So Far
Save Your Breath
Decade
No Trigger
Heartsounds
Misser
Our Time Down Here

Slam Dunk Festival 2013[edit]

The festival was expanded to be a three date festival in England, where all three dates featured the same line up. There was three minor dates spun off it, one in Wales, one in Scotland and one in Northern Ireland.

Leeds University (25 May), Hatfield (26 May), Wolverhampton Civic Hall (27 May)
Main Stage Macbeth Stage Monster Energy Stage Vans Stage Tiger Stage Front X Sinstar Bar Keep A Breast Stage

All Time Low
Deaf Havana
Kids in Glass Houses
Sleeping with Sirens
We Are the Ocean
Mallory Knox
The Summer Set
Tonight Alive

Four Year Strong
The Early November
The Wonder Years
Allister
Man Overboard
Fireworks
Transit
The Story So Far
The American Scene

Pierce The Veil
Memphis May Fire
Woe, Is Me
Bury Tomorrow
The Word Alive
Hands Like Houses
Heights
Our Last Night
House vs. Hurricane
Heart in Hand

King Prawn
The Skints
Streetlight Manifesto
Polar Bear Club
Me Vs Hero
Spunge
Itch
MC Lars
Gnarwolves

Cancer Bats
Senses Fail
Devil Sold His Soul
Yashin
Blitz Kids
Handguns
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Heroes For Hire

Caspa
Tek-One
Trolley Snatcha
Tyler Mae
Pesk & Boca

Andrew Mcmahon
Johnny Craig
Gavin Butler
William Beckett
Ace Enders
Chas Palmer Williams
Class Of '92
Sophomore
Mark Halls

Slam Dunk Festival 2014[edit]

The 2014 Festival will be held at the three locations it was at in 2013, Leeds (24 May), Hatfield (25 May) and Wolverhampton (May26th). There will also be a smaller line up in Edinburgh (23 May) and Newport, Wales (27 May)

Leeds University (24 May), The Forum, Hatfield (25 May), Wolverhampton Civic Hall (26 May)
Main Stage Macbeth Stage Monster Energy Stage Atticus Stage Cheer Up Stage Antique Acoustic Stage Uphawr DJ Stage

The All-American Rejects
Mallory Knox
We Are the In Crowd
Motion City Soundtrack
We the Kings
The Skints
Canterbury
Blitz Kids

Less Than Jake
The Ataris
Capdown
Zebrahead
I Am the Avalanche
Gnarwolves
Decade
Jesse James
Fandangle

Bury Tomorrow
Letlive
The Ghost Inside
The Devil Wears Prada
Crown the Empire
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
I Killed the Prom Queen
Caliban
Heart Of A Coward

Kids in Glass Houses
Hit the Lights
Real Friends
Neck Deep
State Champs
Save Your Breath
A Loss For Words
Modern Baseball
Light You Up

Chiodos
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Feed The Rhino
Marmozets
Landscapes
Ghost Town
Natives
Verses
The First

Vinnie Caruana
Chas Palmer-Williams
You, Me, and Everyone We Know
Rob Lynch
The Lion & The Wolf

DJ Yoda
MC Lars
Tek-One

On 29 April it was announced that Goldfinger withdrew from the festival. The band were replaced by The Ataris.

On 25 May, it was announced that Landscapes withdrew from the festival for both Hatfield and Wolverhampton dates. They were replaced by Great Cynics at Hatfield and Aurora for Wolverhampton.

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