Everything you need to know about Slam Dunk Festival

Everything you need to know about SDF22 North.

Head banging, crowd surfing, mosh pits and thousands of like-minded music lovers.

Slam Dunk Festival North is back for another year and there’s a huge line-up to look forward to. Set in the heart of Temple Newsam, one of Leeds’ best known festival venues is the hosting a one day set of metal, emo, punk and ska music from some of the industry’s biggest names.

Dates for the diary…

The actual festival itself takes place over a single day, but there’s a full two days of alternative music and festival antics to get through before the day itself.

Wednesday 1 June- You Me At Six at Temple Newsam.

Popular band You Me At Six will take over the Temple Newsam site to perform a special one-off set in honour of the ten year anniversary of their album Sinners Never Sleep. This might not be affiliated with SDF itself, but the 2021 headliners are long standing favourites of the festival so the band are certain to set the scene for the weekend’s festivities.

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Thursday 2 June – SDF22 North Launch Party Club Night at Leeds Beckett Student Union.

Mayday Parade, Real Friends and As It Is will be bringing irock/alt/emo/indie-pop tunes to Leeds the night before at Leeds Beckett SU. This incredible lineup will unite long-time music lovers with groupie newbies for one night only- and entry is under £10.

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Friday 3 June – Slam Dunk Festival 2022 North at Temple Newsam.

The one-day festival kicks off on the bank holiday Friday, with live performances across five stages at Temple Newsam. Expect huge headline acts like Neck Deep, Sum41 and ALEXISONFIRE, amongst other exciting names (see below for the full list of acts).

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Complete list of acts



As December Falls

Beauty School (first-ever performance)


Bear in Trees

Cancer Bats


Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!


Deaf Havana

Deathbyromy (first UK performance)

Dropkick Murphys

Eskimo Callboy

Hot Milk

Hot Milk

Hot Mulligan

Hot Water Music

In Her Own Words

Kennyhoopla (first UK performance)

Knuckle Puck

Lil Lotus

MC Lars

Meet Me At The Altar

Mod Sun

Mom Jeans

Motion City Soundtrack

Neck Deep

Nova Twins


Pinkshift (first EU)

Point North

Set It Off


Smrtdeath (first UK)

Spanish Love Songs

Stand Atlantic

Streetlight Manifesto (first EU)

SUM 41

The Amity Affliction

The Bronx (EU fest exclusive)

The Flatliners

The Interrupters

The Story So Far

The Sucidide Machines

The Summer Set

The Used

The Vandals

The Wonder Years

With Confidence

Yours Truly

Special Appearances

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The Wonder Years will be playing songs from their Upsides album at Slam Dunk Festival North (Leeds) whilst their album Suburbia will be played instead at the festival’s southern location exclusively).

Streetlight Manifesto, Point North, Pinkshift, will perform make their European festival debuts whilst Smrtdeath, Meet Me At The Altar, Kennyhoopla and Deathbyromy will experience their first UK or UK festival respectively. For emo-infused alternative-rock Beauty School, the band will be making their first-ever festival performance.

Slam Dunk Festival is also hosting an array of exciting new talent, and for many this will be their first performance this side of the pond.


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Tickets start at £69, but you’re likely to get a ticket priced over £85 as the date gets looms closer.

Those looking for VIP entry tickets can pay £129 for entry to the VIP Guest area, VIP toilets and guest bar.

All tickets can be purchased from the Slam Dunk Festival website.

Getting there

Big Green Coach Services is providing the coach travel for those trekking from further afield, but for us in Leeds, shuttle buses will be available from Sovereign Street in the city centre with a choice of booking in advance or on the day.

Car parking at Temple Newsam costs £5 per vehicle.

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