Slam Dunk Festival 2018

28 May 2018

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    Check out the NEC site map ahead of your arrival right here! Also, as this is a special event, please see Slam Dunk website for details including T&C’s, search and prohibited items, event timings, festival site map and other information.

    Don't forget, Also, please note there will be essential rail engineering works taking place across the Bank Holiday weekend affecting train travel to and from Birmingham International train station – we’d strongly recommend you check out all the information here and plan your journey accordingly.


    Slam Dunk Festival is back!

    The festival is set to return for its biggest year to date with not one, but two major headline artists! Pop Punk titans Good Charlotte will be joining the previously announced emo-rock legends Jimmy Eat World. Their co-headline performance is set to be a defining moment for the festival as it marks the Slam Dunk Festival debut of both showstopping artists.

    Just announced : Lower Than Atlantis, Say Anything, Homesafe and Me vs Hero are the final acts announced to join the line-up that will all perform monumental live sets over the May Bank Holiday Monday. 

    Slam Dunk Festival is also proud to announce the stage splits for this year’s festival where the Jagermeister Stage is set to play host to pop-punk titans Good Charlotte as they make their Slam Dunk Festival debut, alongside arena rockers PVRIS and ferocious Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, as well as amazing acts such as State Champs, Knuckle Puck, Four Year Strong and of course,  Sleeping with Sirens and Creeper.

    The Monster Stage will be the place to catch emo-rock legends Jimmy Eat World as they celebrate their 25th anniversary with their first performance at Slam Dunk Festival. Showing them how it’s done will be Taking Back Sunday who will unite the crowd with heart-felt singalongs with additional performances from  Lower Than Atlantis, Moose Blood, and Twin Atlantic, the Monster stage will also see unmissable reunion performances from The Audition and The Dangerous Summer.

    This year’s Fireball Stage will see fan-favourites Reel Big Fish’s return to Slam Dunk as this stage’s headline alongside Californian legends Goldfinger, Brit reggae-punks The Skints, with Zebrahead and Capdown as they join Save Ferris, King Prawn, Guttermouth and Templeton Pek for the biggest punk & ska-party of the year!

    Known for bringing the heavy, the Impericon stage has all bases covered this year with American hardcore punk rockers Every Time I Die topping the bill. In addition to these incredible heavyweights, the Impericon Stage also welcomes the return of Canadian leaders Comeback Kid, Northlane, Crown The Empire, The Devil Wears Prada and Astroid Boys. Counterparts, Brutality Will Prevail and Loathe will be appearing here at Slam Dunk Festival for the first time ever.

    Over on this year’s Signature Brew Stage, Patty Walters will be leading As It Is to the top, following highly-anticipated sets from UK pop-punk front runners ROAM, Trash Boat and Woes and favourites Can’t Swim and Broadside. New additions Me Vs Hero & Homesafe will be also now joining them!

    One for the new music aficionados, the Rock Sound Breakout Stage will see the hottest new bands perform. Canadian troupe Palaye Royale, American favourites Chapel and Dream State will appear alongside Grayscale, Holding Absence, Milestones, Sleep On It, Stand Atlantic and The Faim.

    Paying homage to Slam Dunk Festival’s humble beginnings, the acoustic Key Club Stage is packed with some of the most exciting acts in contemporary rock music. Warming up the stage for headliners Speak Low If You Speak Love will be UK natives Rob Lynch, Luke Rainsford and Cavetown before an American invasion of Four Year Strong, PVMNTS and Selfish Things.



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  • Performance Times

    • For more information visit the Slam Dunk Festival website
    Timings are approximate and subject to change.
  • food & drink


    We are going cashless across all our food and drink kiosks in Forum Live and the kiosks either side of the Arena bowl. Why? Cashless payment means speedier service and less queuing. So, we’re asking folk to ditch the dosh and pay by card. Find out more here.

  • playlist

    Please note: This is not the official setlist, just a selection of our favourite songs!

  • Hospitality Tickets

    Hospitality packages may be available for this event - check Amplify for more details.