Enter Shikari to headline Slam Dunk 2017

tickets will go on sale this Friday

published: Wed 9th Nov 2016

Enter Shikari

Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May 2017
Leeds, Birmingham, Hatfield, England
£44 of £49 with afterparty
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Mon 24th Apr 2017

Next year's headliners Enter Shikari are the first acts confirmed for Slam Dunk's 11th edition taking place on the May Bank Holiday weekend kicking off in Birmingham on Saturday 27th May, the festival will travel to Leeds on Sunday 28th May before finishing up in Hatfield on Monday 29th May.

2017 is set to mark 10 years since the release of their landmark debut 'Take To The Skies' and to mark the occasion, Enter Shikari will be headlining Slam Dunk Festival 2017 and performing a very special exclusive UK festival set. After making their first appearance at the festival as Shikari Sound System last year, these shows are set to be packed with fan favourites, rarities and a new live show that will see them return to their hometown in Hatfield as well as bigger shows in Birmingham and Leeds.

Enter Shikari vocalist Rou said, "Slam Dunk is a festival that we’ve been attending from the very start - Slam Dunk South is actually on the campus of my old Uni in Hatfield! It's grown into one of the most important festivals in alternative music, and it will be an absolute honour to headline it in 2017.

"We’re going to be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our debut album Take To The Skies, which feels totally mental in and of itself. The fact that we get to reminisce and relive tracks we recorded so long ago, and that are still held dear by so many, is something I could have never anticipated back then and fills me with appreciation for everyone that has supported this band over the years.

"We’ll never write another album like TTTS, as Enter Shikari isn't really a band that looks backwards, so to speak. But as this is a special occasion it’s important for us to recognise the importance of this album to us, and for the family of people who have supported us since those early days. On a purely selfish note, I cannot wait to play some of the tracks we haven’t played since 2007, or even ever!"

The festival will have the same acts and number of stages as the at each of the sites, and attendees can expect over 60 acts to be announced in total across multiple stages. There will be more announcements to come from the world of pop punk, rock and punk over the coming weeks.

Ticket prices have not yet been announced. Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday, 11th November, and eFestivals will have links to buy them then.

This event is for over 14s only.



Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May 2017
Leeds, Birmingham, Hatfield, England
£44 of £49 with afterparty
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Mon 24th Apr 2017


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