Slam Dunk Festival director, Ben Ray, has confirmed that the festival’s 2021 event will be pushed back to from May to September.
Following the UK government’s announcement yesterday (February 22nd 2021), which detailed plans of a four-step roadmap out of lockdown with the easing of restrictions across the UK, it was revealed that large live events in England could be permitted from June 21st 2021 onwards.
The festival, which was due to take place across the May bank holiday weekend in both Leeds and Hatfield, has since been pushed back to September in a bid to accommodate these new announcements.
You can read the festival’s full announcement below.
Slam Dunk Festival 2021
North – Saturday 4th September
South – Sunday 5th September
All original tickets remain valid. pic.twitter.com/WyjwfKrZuX
— Slam Dunk Festival (@SlamDunkMusic) February 23, 2021
“We know that after the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, many of you will now be looking forward to retuning to normal over the getting back to enjoying gigs, club nights and festivals! Whilst we welcome the new laid out in the roadmap, it does unfortunately seal the fate of Slam Dunk Festival not happening over May Bank Holiday Weekend.
We predicated as much much and have, of course, been working hard on rescheduled dates. So, we are very pleased to say that Slam Dunk Festival will now take place on:
North – Sat 4th Sept @ Temple Newsam
South – Sun 5th Sept @ Hatfield Park
All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new dates. Hopefully moving back to September will allow enough leeway should there be any delays to the current roadmap. We are also very happy to say the vast majority of the line-up will be staying with us for September, and a line-up announcement will be coming shortly. Your ticket provider will be in touch soon to confirm the next steps and assist you if you cannot make the new dates.
We want to thank you all for your patience, understanding and support in what has been a hell of a year. We can’t wait to get back to it!
Team SDF xo”
This year’s Slam Dunk Festival will take place on September 4th 2021 at Temple Newsam, Leeds and on September 5th 2021 at Hatfield Park, Hatfield.
Tickets from 2020’s cancelled event will be honoured and remain valid for 2021.
Remaining tickets are on sale now, available at 2020 prices, and can be purchased online from seetickets.com.