Ben Ray, organiser of Slam Dunk Festival, is bullish on the outlook for the event in 2018 and has make key changes that will see the event bigger and better.
Deemed the UK’s biggest independent rock festival, Slam Dunk will take place at three locations including Leeds City Centre, Hatfield Park, and Birmingham NEC.
Ray has announced that Slam Dunk South will now take place at Hatfield Park, having outgrown its former home in Hatfield, the University of Hertfordshire. The rock extravaganza has been taking at the university site since 2010.
Ray explained: “I am extremely happy we managed to find a new site still within the town. We are sad to leave the University however the event was selling out months in advance so we knew we had to move it and make it bigger due to demand from the fans.”
Over double the size of the previous location, Hatfield Park is located in the grounds of Hatfield House and situated directly opposite Hatfield train station, making it even more accessible and accommodating for festivalgoers.
New for 2018 is an instalment scheme. The organiser said the initiative will allow customers to reserve their ticket for a small cost and pay the rest in instalments up to the event.
In 2018, Slam Dunk Festival will begin in its “spiritual home” of Leeds, Millennium Square, before travelling to the new location of Hatfield Park, and finishing at the Birmingham NEC.
Dates for 2018:
- Slam Dunk festival north – Saturday 26 May at Leeds city centre
- Slam Dunk festival south – Sunday 27 May – Hatfield Park
- Slam Dunk festival midlands – bank holiday Monday 28 May – Birmingham NEC