As the summer approaches, slowly but surely, so do the impending festivals around the UK. One of the first to kick off the summer is Slam Dunk Festival, this year making a stop at Birmingham’s NEC, as well as at Leeds and Hatfield.

Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, Slam Dunk will be headlined by Panic! At The Disco. This will be their first time headlining a UK festival. Previous headliners from 2006 to 2015 were: Fall Out Boy (2006), Reel Big Fish/Paramore (2007), Boys Like Girls / Cute Is What We Aim For (2008), You Me At Six (2009), New Found Glory (2010), Less Than Jake / Reel Big Fish (2011), Taking Back Sunday (2012), All Time Low (2013), The All-American Rejects (2014) and You Me At Six (2015).

Joining them on the main stage are New Found Glory, Mallory Knox, Yellowcard, Mayday Parade, Young Guns and Moose Blood. For Young Guns, Slam Dunk marks the first of their UK appearances this year.

Other acts joining the likes of Panic! include Of Mice & Men, The Word Alive, The King Blues and As It Is.

Although the stage split has been announced (so you could potentially make a beeline for your favourite act), the best thing about festivals is being able to see bands that you may not have thought about seeing live before attending. You may even hear your new favourite song!

The full line-up can be viewed via the official website. Tickets for the Slam Dunk Festival are priced at £42 or £47 including the afterparty.  Get tickets here while you still can!

Look out for Sarah’s next post: “Bands to see live at Slam Dunk 2016.”

(Featured image credit: Taken from Slam Dunk Festival’s official Facebook page.)