Posts Tagged ‘Set Your Goals’

LIVE: Slam Dunk Festival @ NEC, Birmingham (29/05/2016)


Date: May 29th, 2015
Venue: NEC, Birmingham

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It’s happened, Slam Dunk Festival has officially turned 10 years old. Back when it started out in 2006, it was composed of seven bands on one stage, headlined by Fall Out Boy. Yet, here we are today, with a festival that is hosted at three separate locations across the UK, including a new home in Birmingham – the biggest site of them all – with eight stages hosting at least seven bands each. It’s truly exploded into one of the biggest alternative festivals the country has to offer, and with Panic! At The Disco picked to headline their biggest milestone yet, it seems this is still early days in the grand scheme of it all.

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Slam Dunk Festival 2016: Bands Not To Miss

As if there was any actual doubt, Slam Dunk has cemented itself as the quintessential festival for fans of all kinds of alternative music. The multi-stage May weekender consistently boasts the best line-up for all things punk rock, hardcore, metalcore, and everything inbetween. This year marks the tenth anniversary and a brand new venue at the NEC, Birmingham for the midlands leg of the Bank Holiday event. Panic! At The Disco top the bill for their very first appearance at Slam Dunk Festival, but there’s no less than 8 different stages filled with international bands to keep you entertained all day.

We’ve highlighted just a few of the artists playing that you should keep an eye out for, and even grabbed them for a chat about the festival and which of the bands they’ll be checking out themselves.

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NEWS: Set Your Goals confirm they have officially reformed!


Despite some speculation that news of their reformation towards the tail-end of 2015 would only result in a few one-off dates, Californian pop-punk outfit Set Your Goals have confirmed via Twitter that they are indeed making an official comeback, stating that they “were just hibernating.” You can check out the tweet that the band posted out below:

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NEWS: Mallory Knox, The Story So Far and more confirmed for Slam Dunk Festival 2016!

Slam Dunk Festival, which will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, has confirmed the names of eight more bands for its 2016 lineup. You can check out the new additions below:

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NEWS: Mikey Ambrose announces his departure from Set Your Goals!

Mikey Ambrose, drummer for pop-punk act Set Your Goals, has announced his departure from the band via a status update on Facebook (here). You can read the full statement regarding his decision to leave the band below:

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NEWS: Slam Dunk Festival confirm Taking Back Sunday and more for 2012!

Returning for yet another year, Slam Dunk Festival have confirmed the first batch of bands to performing at this year’s festivities, including Taking Back Sunday as this year’s headliners. All bands confirmed for the bill so far along with other details can be found below, along with the official poster:

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NEWS: First bands confirmed for Hevy Fest 2012!

With their fist announcement bringing an already sterling line-up for this year’s Hevy Fest, the event organisers have upped themselves from last year already with their latest confirmed additions to the bill.

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NEWS: Set Your Goals announce UK headline tour for May!

Pop-punkers Set Your Goals are set to have a headline UK tour run this May, bringing along support from Make Do And Mend, Spycatcher and Hildamay throughout. All dates for the tour are as follows:

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FEATURE: A look into pop-punk throughout 2011 and its highlights!

We all know that the mainstream in the last few years have been dominated by manufactured boy bands, passing themselves off as more than mere pop bands by their ability to play instruments, and in some cases not even then. We all know who I’m talking about. They took pop-punk and soiled its good name, and warped it beyond recognition. However, something seems to have kicked in in 2011, are we growing tired of this mainstream bullshit fad? Probably not, but growing in the underground is a movement that is growing stronger and stronger by the day and is even starting to make its push for broader horizons.

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ALBUM: Set Your Goals – Burning At Both Ends

Release Date: June 28th, 2011
Label: Epitaph


On first listen, Set Your Goals‘ third full-length ‘Burning At Both Ends’ is a bit disappointing. Lacking the grit and intensity they have built their name upon, you almost feel let down. However, have no fear as this album is definitely a grower. Displaying a much poppier side than previously, SYG storm through an album bursting with catchy hooks and thriving melodies.

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