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 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.
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.
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)