More bands announced for Leeds music festival

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NEW bands have been added to the line-up for the Slam Dunk festival in Leeds, which is expected to attract 15,000 music fans.

The King Blues, Shikari Soud System, Moose Blood, and The Amity Affliction will all take to the stage at Millennium Square for the event on Saturday, May 28.

Other big names already revealed for the festival, which is now in its 10th year, include Panic! at the Disco, New Found Glory and Of Mice and Men.

Political punk and ska band The King Blues will return for the gig after splitting up in 2012.

Singer Jonny Fox said: “We’re super excited to be back and playing Slam Dunk for the first time in years.

“We can’t wait to get back and party with you all.”

Shikari Sound System will also perform a DJ set.

Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds said: “[We] can’t wait to introduce Slam Dunk to Shikari Sound System.

“If you like low frequencies, the ones that make your innards quiver, and you like high energy electronic music come down and jive.”

Moose Blood will be returning to the festival for another year.

A statement from the band said: “We loved playing Slam Dunk last year, it was crazy for us.

“We feel so fortunate and excited to come back.”

Australian band The Amity Affliction will be stepping on stage for their first Slam Dunk appearance.

Singer Ahren Stringer said: “[We] are super excited to play Slam Dunk and share the stage with so many bands we’ve grown up listening to and playing with!”

Other bands announced are ska legends Catch 22, who will perform their first UK gig in several years, Arizonan metalcore quintet The World Alive and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

Finally, punk band Gnarwolves will return to the festival for their third year.

Visit www.slamdunkmusic.com for tickets and information.

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