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Slam Dunk North a pop-punk and rock music festival in Leeds and is UK’s biggest independent Rock Festival. Slam Dunk North will once again be giving its hallowed stage to both favourite bands and a vital one to those on the cusp of breaking through.

Born out a the iconic Slam Dunk Records label and the popular weekly night at the Cockpit venue in the city centre, Slam Dunk North festival has become a rite of passage for all rock, emo, punk, ska and metal fans in the UK.

Slam Dunk Festival North will take place in Temple Newsam Park, situated to the east of the city of Leeds.

The opening party for Slam Dunk Festival 2021 will be held in style with a huge party at Leeds Beckett SU, on Friday 28 May 2021, from 9:00 PM till 2:00 AM. The legendary Slam Dunk Festival afterparty for Slam Dunk North will be held at Leeds University, on Sunday 30 May 2021, from 10:00 PM till 3:00 AM.

Slam Dunk Festival North 2020 was postponed to 29 May 2021, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Tickets remain valid for the 2021 edition. You can read the festival’s statement here

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Slam Dunk North 2021 Lineup

-A- / Alkaline Trio / Basement / Billy Talent / Blood Youth / Code Orange / Comeback Kid / Counterparts / Deez Nuts / Dole Skin / Don Broke / Dream State / Elder Brother / Four Year Strong / Free Throw / Hands Like Houses / Movements / Normandie / Polaris / Popes of Chilltown / Roam / Sleep On It / Spunge / Static Dress / Stray from the Path / Sum 41 / The Bottom Line / The Faith / The Story So Far / The Used / The Wonder Years / The Wild Life / Trash Boat / Vukovi / Wargasm / We are in the Crowd / We came as Romans / While She Sleeps / With Confidence / Young Guns / Zebrahead

Slam Dunk North 2020 Tickets

Early Bird Tickets from £82.50 (€90.50) are on sale:


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Travel Info


There will be parking available at Slam Dunk North. Search for ‘Temple Newsam Park – Event Road’ as your destination and then follow yellow festival signage, once near the festival site. As we the festival is a 1 day event the car park will close shortly after the festival has finished, so cars will not be able to be left overnight. The car park will open at 9:00 AM.

Get Directions

Slam Dunk North is accessible from Leeds City train station via festival’s city shuttle or taxi.


Buses 19 and 19A run from Leeds City Centre to Temple Gate, which is a short walk from the entrance to the site.


There will be a dedicated festival shuttle bus service operating on the day and will transfer you from Leeds city centre (Sovereign Street) direct to the festival site and home again.
Advance online fares: Return £8.00; Single £4.00 (there is a small booking fee)
On the day fares: Return £10.00; Single £5.00


Big Green Coach is the festival’s official and exclusive ticket and travel partner. All coaches are scheduled to arrive at the official event coach park for gates opening and will depart for home only after all the music has finished. Return coach fares start from only £25 and you can book at www.biggreencoach.co.uk

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