PREVIEW | ESSENTIAL PLAYLIST | SET TIMES

Emo rock legends? Check. Metalcore destroyers? Check. Some of the best and most influential names from the world of pop-punk? Check. Party-made ska-punk icons? Check.

If you want all of this and more, then there is nowhere else to be than the Slam Dunk Festival this weekend. Once again, a whole host of names from rock, pop-punk, ska-punk, metalcore, hardcore, punk rock and beyond will be taking over Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham for three days full of Slam Dunk goodness.

With so much on offer, set clashes are inevitable but don’t worry, your good pals at Already Heard are here to offer a helping hand as we highlight 17 must-see bands to check out at Slam Dunk 2018.

View more of Already Heard‘s Slam Dunk Festival 2018 coverage here.


Jimmy Eat World

Although Slam Dunk has a tendency to highlight the here and now, it’s also not afraid to nod its snapback cap to the bands that have influenced a generation. Step forward Jimmy Eat World.

For a quarter of a century, the Arizona quartet have been producing emo rock classics in abundance. As they make their Slam Dunk debut, and as headliners, you can expect Jimmy Eat World to finish off your day on a high. Of course, you can expect them to (probably) close with ‘The Middle’ but Jimmy Eat World are far, far more than a “one-hit wonder”. ‘Big Casino’, ‘Work’, ‘Bleed American’, ‘Sweetness’ and ‘Pain’ are just some of the massive tunes Jimmy Eat World will been blasting out at Slam Dunk. With the combination of heartfelt hooks and a stellar catalogue of songs to choose from, Jimmy Eat World are essential viewing. (SR)

Where & When: Monster Energy Stage – North (21:30 – 22:45) / South (21:05 – 22:20) / Midlands (21:35 – 22:50)


Good Charlotte

No introductions needed here but these godfathers of pop-punk have been touring regularly since their impressive comeback album ‘Youth Authority’ in 2016. Their first album in six years, many of the songs have already become firm fan favourites, particularly ‘Life Changes’ and ‘Makeshift Love’.

Closing out the Jagermeister Stage, you can also expect to hear all the old classics that make you feel as though you’ve gone back in time to the mid-2000s such as ‘The Young And The Hopeless’, ‘Riot Girl’, ‘The Anthem’, ‘The Chronicles Of Life And Death’, and at least one inspiring speech about how you need to follow your dreams and never give up. If you don’t have a nostalgic tear in your sweaty eye by the end, you haven’t got a heart. (BS)

Where & When: Jägermeister stage – North (21:35 – 22:50) / South (21:05 – 22:20) / Midlands (21:35 – 22:50)


Photo Credit: Joshua Halling

Every Time I Die

This year’s Impericon Stage boasts a highly impressive calibre of hardcore and metalcore bands currently dominating our club venues, but it’s headliners are the godfathers of the genre’s past 19 years.

Every Time I Die are the perfect fit for Slam Dunk’s all-phasers-on-fun mosh mentality. More energetic than Killswitch Engage and tongue-in-cheek than Converge, their pink-splattered back catalogue is the perfect soundtrack to an evening spent in the pit adorned with a massive grin. Still riding the wave from their most accomplished effort to date in 2016 ‘Low Teens’, expect plenty of combustive pace from tracks like ‘Glitches’ and ‘The Coin Has a Say’, while ‘Two Summers’ and planet-sized ‘It Remembers’ are set to gain the biggest sing-alongs of the Impericon Stage.

But with seven albums of pure gold, there’s no shortage of firepower in Every Time I Die’s cannon, and if you want your festival to end with a riot of moshing, stage diving and crowdsurfing, you’re not going to find anyone do it better than when you’re decayin’ with the boys. (AD)

Where & When: Impericon Stage – North (21:20 – 22:20) / South (21:05 – 22:05) / Midlands (21:00 – 22:00)


Photo Credit: Shamus Coneys

Taking Back Sunday

Making their third Slam Dunk appearance, Taking Back Sunday have a proven track record of stealing the crown of being ‘band of the day’. Although guitarist and founding member Eddie Reyes recently departed the band, that won’t deter the Long Island-based band from soldiering on.

Just like fellow Monster Energy stage band Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday‘s influence runs far and wide across alt-rock and emo rock. You just have to listen to bands such as Mayday Parade, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, A Will Away and many more to hear it. With a trio of classic albums; ‘Tell All Your Friends’, ‘Where You Want to Be’ and ‘Louder Now’, along with plenty of other standout songs in their back pocket, don’t be surprised if they deliver wall-to-wall bangers. From ‘Liar (It Takes One to Know One)’ to ‘A Decade Under the Influence’ to ‘Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut from the Team)’ to ‘MakeDamnSure’ and everything in between. You won’t be disappointed. (SR)

Where & When: Monster Energy Stage – North (20:00 – 21:00) / South (19:35 – 20:35) / Midlands (20:05 – 21:05)


Northlane

Australian progressive metalcore outfit Northlane are a force to be reckoned with. Since 2011’s ‘Discoveries’, the band have been touring the world near constantly with the likes of Architects and The Amity Affliction, as well as stopping off at a number of festivals. A change in singer after 2013’s ‘Singularity only invigorated the band, who, since then, have released two of their most complete and stylised albums in ‘Node’ and ‘Mesmer’, the latter of which being surprise released early in 2017.

Expect to hear cuts from all across Northlane’s discography, particularly older cuts like ‘Masquerade’ and the earth-shattering Dispossession’. Newer tracks like ‘Citizen’ and ‘Solar’ provide excellent choruses for a live setting, while also displaying Marcus Bridge’s incredible versatility when it comes to clean and unclean vocal styles.

One of many incredible bands on the Impericon Stage this year, Northlane are not ones to be missed. (BM)

Where & When: Impericon Stage – North (20:00 – 20:50) / South (19:45 – 20:35) / Midlands (19:40 – 20:30)


Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Since launching just three years ago, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have gone from strength to strength. Amongst their achievements are two Top 20 albums and went from playing clubs to selling out Brixton Academy. With the charismatic Carter at the forefront, FC&TR have become of the must-see bands in UK rock.

Having left a big impression at a host of festivals across the world in recent years, Carter & The Rattlesnakes’ Slam Dunk debut is highly-anticipated. Arriving with an arsenal of ferocious punk songs, Carter and co are sure to bring their explosive show and then some at Slam Dunk.

Even though they’re playing one of the major stages, don’t be surprised if Carter decides to take a stroll in the crowd (or on top.) Songs such as ‘Juggernaut’, ‘Wild Flowers’, ‘Devil Inside Me’ and ‘Snake Eyes’ are explosive, boisterous and captivating in equal measure. They have all the traits to show how and why their rise has been so rapid. (SR)

Where & When: Jägermeister Stage – North (19:00 – 19:50) / South (18:30 – 19:20) / Midlands (19:00 – 19:50)


Creeper

A year on from the release of their debut album, the rich, critically lauded ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’, Creeper are no longer that upstart theatrical punk group.

They are the name on the lips of all, a deserved world away from obscurity and, hell, even praised by NME. Sub-headliners of 2016’s Fresh Blood Stage, those who fell in love with them back then will feel vindicated, yet with no option but to share their treasure with the (black) masses — who have not always been as sold.

While unsavoury reports of All Time Fans booing them tainted their recent shows supporting ATL, there is little chance of a repeat of that at Slam Dunk. With the Jägermeister boasting a stacked bill among which, for many, Creeper will be a delicious highlight. (PS)

Where & When: Jägermeister stage – North (15:35 – 16:15) / South (15:05 – 15:45) / Midlands (15:35 – 16:15)


As It Is

With the engaging single ‘The Wounded World’ released last week and frontman Patty Walters suddenly sporting a very early-noughties-emo new look, it appears Slam Dunk darlings As It Is are turning a corner of some variety.

Last year’s ‘okay.’ promised a political/conceptual angle in its imagery and marketing, but what it delivered was — although perfectly solid — essentially more of what we’ve come to expect from the Brighton pop-punks.

‘The Wounded World’ suggests upcoming album ‘The Great Depression’ will have rougher edges, minor keys and more expansive lyrical content. Slam Dunk could see more of it debuted, and it will be intriguing to see how, in a headlining performance, the new material stands up alongside favourites from ‘okay.’ and ‘Never Happy, Ever After.’ (PS)

Where & When: Signature Brew – North (21:30 – 22:30) / South (20:05 – 21:05) / Midlands (20:30 – 21:30)


Counterparts

Hailing from Toronto, metalcore/hardcore giants Counterparts are making their first Slam Dunk appearance at 2018’s iteration of the festival. An aggressive, emotion-driven sound is what makes the band a favourite for many, as well as their hard graft over the years to achieve the success they’ve found today.

With a number of albums to build a setlist from, the band could play any number of songs. Expect fan favourites like ‘The Disconnect’ and ‘Outlier’, as well as a handful from latest album ‘You’re Not You Anymore’, including ‘No Servant of Mine’, ‘Bouquet’, and ‘Rope’.

This long overdue performance will be one to watch, just don’t expect there to be any slow numbers. (BM)

Where & When: Impericon Stage – North (16:35 – 17:15) / South (16:20 – 17:00) / Midlands (16:15 – 16:55)


Reel Big Fish

Despite what some of you might think of ska punk, you have to admit it’s irresistibly fun. And that is what festivals like Slam Dunk should be. Fun. For those wanting their fill of ska punk and straight up punk rock, then you’ll probably be making the Fireball stage your temporary home for the day, and we can’t blame you.

With Goldfinger, Zebrahead, The Skints, Capdown and King Prawn set to play, it will all come to ahead with Reel Big Fish. Considerably one of the most enjoyable festival bands around, they’re no strangers to Slam Dunk. Having headlined the whole thing in 2007, they’ve come back three times since with 2018 making it their first appearance in succession.

They’re clearly a band in demand and it is easy to see why. With bright brass bursts, jangly guitars and infectious ska-laden songs, you’re sure to be walking (or should that be skanking?) away with a big smile on your face. And if you’re not, you’re probably from the anti-fun police.

Where & When: Fireball Stage – North (21:30 – 22:40) / South (21:10 – 22:20) / Midlands (21:10 – 22:20)


Knuckle Puck

Making a first Slam Dunk appearance since 2015 is Chicago’s Knuckle Puck, who three years ago appeared on a cramped Macbeth Stage early in the afternoon. They now do so again but enjoy a promotion to the centrepiece schedule.

Typified by Joe Taylor’s heart-on-the-sleeve fronting, Knuckle Puck have recently shown they possess depth and subtlety beyond the old-school, emo-tinged pop-punk of their early material. Out last month, EP ‘Shifted’ took songs from last year’s ‘Shapeshifter’ album and reworked them into something that, well, doesn’t sound like Knuckle Puck.

Yet it is unlikely any of those versions will appear here, with raw gems from early releases such as ‘No Good‘ and ‘But Why Would You Care?’ ensuring the huge crowd at the Jägermeister are hoarse by 2 o’clock. (PS)

Where & When: Jägermeister Main Stage – North (13:30 – 14:05) / South (13:00 – 13:35) / Midlands (13:30 – 14:05)


Astroid Boys

Metal and rap have long been combined, often with results that music fans look back on and wince with embarrassment. When it comes to Cardiff’s Astroid Boys, however, their seamless blend of grime and metal makes for some of the most energetic live shows in the UK today. Off the back of their debut album, ‘Broke’, a full European tour with Enter Shikari, as well as a massive UK headline run, the band make their return to Slam Dunk.

Benji, Traxx, and Dellux’s clever vocal interplay on stage is something to see, as they rap over a mixture of hardcore inspired riffs, as well as more grime-centric tracks. The former is what has earned them a spot on the heavy-music-mecca of the Impericon stage, with songs like ‘Dirt’‘Dusted’, and ‘Cheque’ sure to bring the moshers out.

Their live show is a spectacle, but certainly not one for the lighthearted. Expect the pits to be huge for this one. (BM)

Where & When: Impericon Stage – North (14:40 – 15:10) / South (14:25 – 14:55) / Midlands (14:20 – 14:50)


Photo Credit: Adam Webb

Trash Boat

St. Alban’s pop punk/hardcore punk crew Trash Boat have been making huge strides in the UK scene. Their slot as openers for the festival in 2015 was a momentous occasion for the band, who played to an overflowing room at the South date. This will be the band’s third appearance at the festival, now with a record contract under Hopeless Records, a debut album produced by The Wonder Years’ Dan Campbell, and new album ‘Crown Shyness’ just around the corner.

Over the last few years, the band have been working hard on honing their blend of Have Heart-influenced punk rock, and the quality of both their musical output and live show has vastly improved. Expect to hear tight renditions of EP cuts like ‘Perspective’ alongside some huge album tracks including ‘Strangers’‘How Selfish I Seem, and lead single from their new album, ‘Shade’.

Near impossible to get bored of, Trash Boat are a band to see whenever they come through, and their Slam Dunk performances always take it to the next level. (BM)

Where & When: Signature Brew Stage – North (17:45 – 18:30) / South (16:35 – 17:20) / Midlands (16:45 – 17:30)


Comeback Kid

An appropriate name for the band who just keep coming back; despite a number of lineup changes over the years Comeback Kid are still going strong. It seems you can’t keep a good hardcore band down and we’re pleased to see the Canadian staples on the line up for Slam Dunk 2018.

Their sixth studio album, ‘Outsider’, was released last year but the band have been pretty active throughout 2018 too with a brand new double A-side single ‘Beds Are Burning’ and ‘Little Soldier’ dropping earlier this month, the former of which is a cover of the Midnight Oil classic. (BS)

Where & When: Impericon stage – North (17:40 – 18:25) / South (17:25 – 18:10) / Midlands (17:20 – 18:05)


Say Anything

It’s been six whole years since Max Bemis and company visited the UK. In that time, Say Anything have delivered the guitar-less ‘Hebrews’ in 2014 and its 2016 follow-up ‘I Don’t Think It Is’. While in recent months Bemis’ band have toured America and Australia, performing ‘…Is a Real Boy’, ‘In Defense of the Genre’ and their self-titled albums in full.

Unfortunately (and understandably) we won’t get the same treatment at Slam Dunk, but surely we’d like to think nicely warmed up to delve into back catalogue. With Bemis’ distinctive vocals and lyrical wit weaved into Say Anything‘s diverse and varied history, their set will be intriguing but certainly entertaining. Nevertheless, we’re sure Bemis will know what the Slam Dunk crowd will want; a heavy dose of nostalgia with a hint of their recent eclectic output. (SR)

Where & When: Fireball Stage – North (15:20 – 16:00) / South (14:50 – 15:30) / Midlands (15:25 – 16:05)


Me Vs Hero

There is something intriguing about a band who were but a fleeting presence, rapidly garnering attention and plaudits, only to disappear too soon. There is usually a record that becomes synonymous with their memory, a seminal work associated with their time in the spotlight and attaining near-mythical status as the year’s pass.

Exhibit A: Me Vs Hero. The Blackpool easycore five-piece disbanded in 2015 after an eight-year career spanning two EPs and two albums, the music produced in the shadow of the tragic passing of founding guitarist Alex McCulloch in 2008.

Spiky debut LP ‘The Days That Shape Our Lives’ arrived in 2010, boasting a pile of heavy pop-punk and coinciding with a second successive Slam Dunk appearance. Me Vs Hero will, one last time, perform it in full and exclusively for their 2018 set. Expect carnage when that opening riff of ‘Can You Count Suckers’ ignites the Signature Brew Stage late in the day. (PS)

Where & When: Signature Brew – North (20:15 – 21:00) / South (18:55 – 19:40) / Midlands (19:15 – 20:00)


Stand Atlantic

With their first ever European headline show coming the night before Slam Dunk in London, Sydney’s Stand Atlantic can be assured it will be the first of many on this side of the world.

Heralded as one of pop-punk’s brightest hopes, Bonnie Fraser follows in the footsteps of Tonight Alive’s Jenna McDougall in leading a vibrant, exciting young band from Down Under that look set to conquer the world.

She and bandmates David Potter and Jonno Panichi have already delivered airtight anthems such as ‘Coffee at Midnight’ and ‘Push’ on last year’s ‘Sidewinder’ EP, and they impressed enough to land a primetime spot on the Breakout Stage. The trio are certain to leave these shores having won hearts. (PS)

Where & When: Rock Sound Breakout – North (20:05 – 20:35) / South (18:35 – 19:05) / Midlands (18:00 – 18:30)


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Sat 26 City Centre, Leeds
Sun 27 Hatfield Park, Hatfield
Mon 28 The NEC, Birmingham

SET TIMES

SATURDAY | SUNDAY | MONDAY


SATURDAY – Leeds

Jagermeister Stage

Knuckle Puck 13:30 – 14:05
Four Years Strong 14:30 – 15:10
Creeper 15:35 – 16:15
State Champs 16:40 – 17:25
Sleeping With Sirens 17:50 – 18:35
Frank Cater & The Rattlesnakes 19:00 – 19:50
PVRIS 20:15 – 21:05
Good Charlotte 21:35 – 22:50

Monster Energy Stage

The Dangerous Summer 13:25 – 13:55
The Audition 14:25 – 14:55
Say Anything 15:20 – 16:00
Twin Atlantic 16:25 – 17:10
Moose Blood 17:35 – 18:20
Lower Than Atlantis 18:45 – 19:35
Taking Back Sunday 20:00 – 21:00
Jimmy Eat World 21:30 – 22:45

Fireball Stage

Templeton Pek 13:00 – 13:30
Guttermouth 13:50 – 14:25
King Prawn 14:50 – 15:25
Save Ferris 15:50 – 16:25
Capdown 16:50 – 17:30
Zebrahead 17:55 – 18:40
The Skints 19:05 – 19:50
Goldfinger 20:15 – 21:05
Reel Big Fish 21:30 – 22:40

Impericon Stage

Loathe 13:00 – 13:30
Brutality Will Prevail 13:50 – 14:20
Astroid Boys 14:40 – 15:10
The Devil Wears Prada 15:35 – 16:10
Counterparts 16:35 – 17:15
Comeback Kid 17:40 – 18:25
Crown The Empire 18:50 – 19:35
Northlane 20:00 – 20:50
Every Time I Die 21:20 – 22:20

Signature Brew Stage

WOES 13:00 – 13:30
Can’t Swim 14:00 – 14:35
Homesafe 15:00 – 15:35
Broadside 16:05 – 16:45
Trash Boat 17:45 – 18:30
ROAM 19:00 – 19:45
Me Vs Hero 20:15 – 21:00
As It Is 21:30 – 22:30

Rock Sound Breakout Stage

This Time Last Year 12:50 – 13:15
The Faim 13:40 – 14:10
Holding Absence 14:35 – 15:05
Dream State 15:30 – 16:00
Greyscale 16:25 – 16:55
Sleep On It 17:20 – 17:50
Milestones 18:15 – 18:45
Chapel 19:10 – 19:40
Stand Atlantic 20:05 – 20:35
Palaye Royale 21:00 – 21:45

Key Club Stage

Peter 118 14:15pm – 14:35pm
Cavetown 15:00 – 15:30
Selfish Things 15:55 – 16:25
PVMNTS 16:50 – 17:20
Luke Rainsford 17:45 – 18:15
Rob Lynch 18:40 – 19:10
Four Year Strong 19:35 – 20:05
Speak Low If You Speak Love 20:30 – 21:00

UPRAWR DJ Stage

UPRAWR Birmingham 13:00 – 15:00
SUMO Middlesbrough 15:00 – 16:00
Sabotage Dublin 16:00 – 17:00
RISE Newcastle 17:00 – 18:30
UPRAWR Birmingham 18:30 – 23:00


SUNDAY – Hatfield

Jagermeister Stage

Knuckle Puck 13:00 – 13:35
Four Years Strong 14:00 – 14:40
Creeper 15:05 – 15:45
State Champs 16:10 – 16:55
Sleeping With Sirens 17:20 – 18:05
Frank Cater & The Rattlesnakes 18:30 – 19:20
PVRIS 19:45 – 20:35
Good Charlotte 21:05 – 22:20

Monster Energy Stage

The Dangerous Summer 12:55 – 13:25
The Audition 13:50 – 14:25
Say Anything 14:50 – 15:30
Twin Atlantic 15:55 – 16:40
Moose Blood 17:05 – 17:50
Lower Than Atlantis 18:15 – 19:05
Taking Back Sunday 19:35 – 20:35
Jimmy Eat World 21:05 – 22:20

Fireball Stage

Templeton Pek 12:40 – 13:10
Guttermouth 13:30 – 14:05
King Prawn 14:30 – 15:05
Save Ferris 15:30 – 16:05
Capdown 16:30 – 17:10
Zebrahead 17:35 – 18:20
The Skints 18:45 – 19:30
Goldfinger 19:55 – 20:45
Reel Big Fish 21:10 – 22:20

Impericon Stage

Loathe 12:45 – 13:15
Brutality Will Prevail 13:45 – 14:05
Astroid Boys 14:25 – 14:55
The Devil Wears Prada 15:20 – 15:55
Counterparts 16:20 – 17:00
Comeback Kid 17:25 – 18:10
Crown The Empire 18:35 – 19:20
Northlane 19:45 – 20:35
Every Time I Die 21:05 – 22:05

Signature Brew Stage

WOES 12:40 – 13:10
Can’t Swim 13:30 – 14:05
Homesafe 14:30 – 15:05
Broadside 15:30 – 16:10
Trash Boat 16:35 – 17:20
ROAM 17:45 – 18:30
Me Vs Hero 18:55 – 19:40
As It Is 20:05 – 21:05

Rock Sound Breakout Stage

Codename Colin 12:45 – 13:15
Holding Absence 13:35 – 14:05
Dream State 14:25 – 14:55
The Faim 15:15 – 15:45
Milestone 16:05 – 16:35
Chapel 16:55 – 17:25
Greyscale 17:45 – 18:15
Stand Atlantic 18:35 – 19:05
Sleep On It 19:25 – 19:55
Palaye Royale 20:15 – 21:00

Key Club Stage

Cavetown 13:25 – 13:45
Selfish Things 14:25 – 14:45
PVMNTS 15:30 – 15:50
Luke Rainsford 16:40 – 17:00
Rob Lynch 17:50 – 18:10
Four Year Strong 19:05 – 19:30
Speak Low If You Speak Love 20:35 – 21:00

UPRAWR DJ Stage

District UK 13:35 – 14:00
District UK 14:40 – 15:05
Facedown London 15:45 – 16:10
Disgrace with SG 16:55 – 17:20
Disgrace with SG 18:05 – 18:30
UPRAWR Birmingham 19:20 – 19:45
UPRAWR Birmingham 20:35 – 21:05


MONDAY – Birmingham

Jagermeister Stage

Knuckle Puck 13:30 – 14:05
Four Years Strong 14:30 – 15:10
Creeper 15:35 – 16:15
State Champs 16:40 – 17:25
Sleeping With Sirens 17:50 – 18:35
Frank Cater & The Rattlesnakes 19:00 – 19:50
PVRIS 20:15 – 21:05
Good Charlotte 21:35 – 22:50

Monster Energy Stage

The Dangerous Summer 13:30 – 14:00
The Audition 14:25 – 15:00
Say Anything 15:25 – 16:05
Twin Atlantic 16:30 – 17:15
Moose Blood 17:30 – 18:25
Lower Than Atlantis 18:40 – 19:40
Taking Back Sunday 20:05 – 21:05
Jimmy Eat World 21:35 – 22:50

Fireball Stage

Templeton Pek 12:40 – 13:10
Guttermouth 13:30 – 14:05
King Prawn 14:30 – 15:05
Save Ferris 15:30 – 16:05
Capdown 16:30 – 17:10
Zebrahead 17:35 – 18:20
The Skints 18:45 – 19:30
Goldfinger 19:55 – 20:45
Reel Big Fish 21:10 – 22:20

Impericon Stage

Loathe 12:40 – 13:10
Brutality Will Prevail 13:30 – 14:00
Astroid Boys 14:20 – 14:50
The Devil Wears Prada 15:15 – 15:50
Counterparts 16:15 – 16:55
Comeback Kid 17:20 – 18:05
Crown The Empire 18:30 – 19:15
Northlane 19:40 – 20:30
Every Time I Die 21:00 – 22:00

Signature Brew Stage

WOES 12:40 – 13:10
Can’t Swim 13:25 – 14:10
Homesafe 14:35 – 15:10
Broadside 15:35 – 16:15
Trash Boat 16:45 – 17:30
ROAM 18:00 – 18:45
Me Vs Hero 19:15 – 20:00
As It Is 20:30 – 21:30

Rock Sound Breakout Stage

As December Falls 13:00 – 13:30
Dream State 13:50 – 14:20
The Faim 14:40 – 15:10
Holding Absence 15:30 – 16:00
Chapel 16:20 – 16:50
Greyscale 17:10 – 17:40
Stand Atlantic 18:00 – 18:30
Sleep On It 18:50 – 19:20
Milestones 19:40 – 20:10
Palaye Royale 20:30 – 21:15

Key Club Stage

Cavetown 13:10 – 13:30
Selfish Things 14:10 – 14:30
PVMNTS 15:10 – 15:30
Luke Rainsford 16:15 – 16:40
Rob Lynch 17:30 – 17:55
Four Year Strong 18:45 – 19:10
Speak Low If You Speak Love 20:00 – 20:25

UPRAWR DJ Stage

Hey Hey Nottingham 13:10 – 13:30
District UK 14:00 – 14:20
Andy Shaw (Mosh Derby) 14:50 – 15:15
District UK 15:50 – 16:15
UPRAWR Birmingham 16:50 – 17:20
UPRAWR Birmingham 18:05 – 18:30
UPRAWR Birmingham 19:15 – 19:40
UPRAWR Birmingham 20:30 – 21:00

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Words by Sêan Reid (SR), Ben Mills (BM), Becton Simpson (BS) and Peter Stewart (PS).


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