Today, the festival organizers have announced that previously confirmed headliners Rancid will no longer perform at next edition, and that Dropkick Murphys and Sum 41 will headline alonkside Alexisonfire, who were announced as headliners in September. .
Other names added today include: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Pennywise, Eskimo Call Boy, The Interrupters, Pinkshift , KennyHoopla, Deaf Havana, MOD SUN, Hot Mulligan, Yours Truly, Beauty School and Knuckle Puck.
They will join previously announced acts The Used, The Wonder Years, Hot Milk, Motion City Soundtrack and Meet Me @ The Altar.
Firstly we have some bad news to announce. We’re sorry to say that Rancid can no longer join us next year.— Slam Dunk Festival (@SlamDunkMusic) November 30, 2021
However, the good news is we have loads of great bands joining the line-up including 2 more festival headliners, @Sum41 & @DropkickMurphys! pic.twitter.com/nyLRl55q1E
“After the nightmare past two years and the insane blow to the live/creative industry, words cannot describe how excited I am to play shows again, and even more so knowing that it’s Slam Dunk,” Deaf Havana’s James Veck-Gilodi said in a statement.
“This festival has been a place where I have always had a good time, but most importantly been to and played some of the most fun shows of my life. There are always a huge amount of friends there and I can’t wait to come back with a new, more focussed mindset.”
Pinkshift’s Paul Vallejo added: “Incredibly honoured to be a part of such an incredible line-up full of bands we’ve looked up to for years! Unbelievable that our first time in the UK will be because of our music and the support we’ve gotten from across the pond – we’re forever grateful. Can’t wait to play for you all – see you next summer!”