Don Broco to headline Slam Dunk Festival 2020 - photo by Alex WilliamsSlam Dunk Festival have announced the first wave of bands for 2020, including their first headliner Don Broco.

Don Broco are no strangers to Slam Dunk Festival, having made a number of career-defining appearances at the fetival.

“We bloody love Slam Dunk so it’s a massive honour to be asked to headline next year! Right from our early EP days we’ve always had the best time at Slammy D. It was our first proper festival booking way back when and since we’ve played slots throughout the years on pretty much all the stages, most recently a very surreal performance for us the year before last playing to sea of Rob face masks on the main stage. With this being our first ever festival headline we will certainly be making it a show to remember.”

Don Broco

Joining Don Broco at next year's Slam Dunk 2020 will be State Champs, The Wonder Years, Mayday Parade,  Four Year Strong,  Knuckle Puck, Bayside, Ice None Kills, Issues, and Hands Like Houses.  

“2019 was a big year for us, with the festival moving to fully outdoor sites. It was a massive success so I’m pleased that we are returning to them. Don Broco headlining is pretty special for me as they are the definition of a homegrown band! They first played in 2011 on the new bands stage and have risen through the ranks to the top of the bill!”

Festival Director, Ben Ray 

Slam Dunk Festival North will take place on Saturday 23rd May 2020 at Temple Newsam and Slam Dunk South will take place on Sunday 24th May at Hatfield Park. Tickets go on sale Friday 27th September at 10am. 

Last year saw Slam Dunk operate as a fully green field festival, shifting away from its urban beginnings as Slam Dunk North made its debut at Leeds Temple Newsam site, joining Slam Dunk South in a park location as it enjoyed its second year at Hatfield Park. Celebrating ten years since the first Slam Dunk South date, 2020’s May Bank Holiday weekend to catch the world’s very best alternative music. 

Early-bird tickets go on sale on Friday 27th September from the festival site standard tickets £59.00. VIP £99.00