Slam Dunk are very pleased to announce that they are extending their critically acclaimed festival even further this year and will host a show in The Academy, Dublin on Wednesday 29th May. Slam Dunk Ireland will take over The Academy, with live shows in the main room and Academy 2, and Lockdown DJs playing in the Green Room.
But the party doesn't stop there! For attendees over 18 years of age, the Green Room will then host a special aftershow party starting once the live acts finish, with Lockdown DJs playing until late.
Slam Dunk have selected a handful of outstanding bands already performing at the main festival, and are bringing them over to Dublin to give music lovers a chance to experience Slam Dunk Festival on a smaller, but just as incredible scale. Confirmed to play this brand new and exciting extension of the festival are rock champions Four Year Strong and pop punk favourites The Wonder Years. The last time these two bands shared a stage in Ireland was back in 2011 on the Kerrang! Relentless Energy Tour.
There's something for fans of heavier acts as well, with the mindblowing Bury Tomorrow and Yashin confirmed. And local music is represented by current Kerrang! faves Wounds, Red Enemy and Jody Has A Hitlist.
Currently the lineup will see the following acts play across two rooms in the venue:
Four Year Strong
The Wonder Years
Jody Has A Hitlist
Slam Dunk creator Ben Ray says ‘After running Slam Dunk Scotland for a number of years, and with the addition of Wales last year it felt only right that the next step would be to take it over to Ireland. We choose Dublin as we have already been invited over there a couple of times to run the club night and we have made some great friends over there. I’m happy now to say there is a Slam Dunk event which is fairly near to everyone in the UK and Ireland, allowing everyone to come and see this great line-up!
For more info on tickets and programme visit Slam Dunk Ireland