Slam Dunk Festival 2021: Ones To Watch

Here's our recommendation of who not to miss as Slam Dunk comes back around this weekend.
Posted: 31 August 2021 Words: Hannah Cobb

Slam Dunk Festival 2021 was due to take place May Bank Holiday weekend this year, but because of restrictions at the time the festival will be happening this weekend instead - Saturday September 4th in Temple Newsam Park in Leeds, and Sunday September 5th in Hatfield Park.

From new acts gracing the Slam Dunk festival stages, to firm favourites like punk legends NOFX, Alkaline Trio, and While She Sleeps, there is something for everyone.

Here's our recommendation of who definitely not to miss: 

For You The Moon

For You The Moon are new to Slam Dunk festival. They have a dark, heavy rock kind of vibe about them. Check them out on the Right Key Stage at 11:30, if youโ€™re down the festival early.

As It Is

On the Rock Scene Stage at 14:05, As It Is are back. They bring with them a variety of alternative hits that are sure to get Slam Dunk dancing - they're veterans of the festival so are sure to put on a raucous show.


Creeper are a band you will not forget in a hurry. If you like music raw and emotionally charged, with a slight intrigue, this band is for you. They're on the Rock Scene Stage at 15:05, a band not to miss.

Lizzy Farrall

Lizzy Farrall, a new act added to the Slam Dunk festival lineup, really sets a different tone to the other music that is on offer. She has stunningly strong vocals, combined with varied sounds which really meshes her music together well. She is on the Right Key Stage at 17:20 at Leeds and 15:00 at Hatfield respectively.

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls has everything a festival needs. Tracks you can dance and sing along loudly to, in a massive site, filled with your friends. What more could you want to finish off an amazing day at Slam Dunk? They play at 19:35 on the Punk In Drublic Stage in Hatfield only.


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