Slam Dunk Fest unveils second waves of 2020 performers


The year isn’t even over yet, and we’re already getting bombarded with spring music festival announcements. Great news for our “treat yo’ self” lifestyles, but not for our wallets.

On Wednesday (Oct. 23), the masterminds behind the United Kingdom’s Slam Dunk Music Festival unleashed the second batch of artists who will take over their stages in late May 2020.

Sum 41 has been tapped to take on the role of headliners alongside previously announced (and hometown boys) Don Broco. Also added to next year’s roster are Billy Talent, The Used, The Story So Far, Basement, Grayscale, and Dream State.

As if that wasn’t enough, the current iteration of the lineup will also feature not one, but two reunion shows thanks to We Are The In Crowd and Your Demise.

And what would a music festival be without any serious hijinks? NOFX’s Punk in Drublic will return once again to the weekend-long event with a little help from their friends.

The new addition to the Slam Dunk Fest lineup comes a month after the first waves of bands were announced for the annual May Bank Holiday event.

The Wonder Years, Mayday Parade, Four Year Strong, Knuckle Punk, Ice Nine Kills, Bayside, Issues, Hands Like Houses, and the newly reunited Motion City Soundtrack were previously confirmed as performers for next year’s event.

Slam Dunk Fest will return to its homes of Temple Newsam in Leeds on Saturday, May 23, 2020, and Hatfield Park in Hatfield on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Tickets for the event are currently available on their website with several options to pick from.


The Maine to Release New Album, Head Out on Tour


The Maine made two big announcements over the past couple of days that have fans of the Arizona band excited for.

First, the band revealed they will be releasing a brand new album this year titled, American Candy. As of now, there is no official release date for the album, but they have unveiled that it’s due out this Spring.

As for the second piece of new, the band announced today they will be heading out on tour this Spring to coincide with the release of the new album.

The “American Candy Tour” will feature support from Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and the Technicolors for the little over a month-long tour.

The “American Candy Tour” will begin in The Maine’s hometown of Tempe, AZ on Apr. 3 at The Marquee Theater. The trek will visit many of the usual cities tours stop at across the country with a few days in Canada before wrapping up on May 16 at the Beacham in Orlando.

Pre-sales for the tour, with no fees, will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m., local time while general tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 9.

Check out the full list of tour dates below.


April 3, 2015 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre

April 4, 2015 – Anaheim, CA @ The House of Blues

April 8, 2015 – San Diego, CA @ The House of Blues

April 10, 2015 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

April 11, 2015 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

April 13, 2015 – Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theater

April 14, 2015 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rio Theatre

April 15, 2015 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

April 17, 2015 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

April 18, 2015 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

April 20, 2015 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre

April 21, 2015 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room

April 22, 2015 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

April 23, 2015 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

April 24, 2015 – Chicago, IL @ The House of Blues

April 26, 2015 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

April 28, 2015 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

April 29, 2015 – Cleveland, OH @ The House of Blues

April 30, 2015 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

May 1, 2015 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room

May 2, 2015 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

May 3, 2015 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon

May 5, 2015 – Boston, MA @ The House of Blues

May 7, 2015 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

May 9, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory

May 10, 2015 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club

May 12, 2015 – Nashville, TN @ The Cannery Ballroom

May 13, 2015 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

May 14, 2015 – Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live

May 15, 2015 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre

May 16, 2015 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham

American Candy is the band’s first new album since the Imaginary Numbers EP which was released back in 2013. Last year, they re-released their fourth studio album, Forever Halloween with five new tracks.