Mega Ticket Info

Last year you lot went crazy for the Megaticket...so we are bringing it back for Slam Dunk Festival 2017!

Die hard fans can collect their Mega Ticket wristband at Slam Dunk Midlands (with wristband exchange queue jump privileges!) and then have direct entry to the North and South events - no queueing, no wristband exchange! The ticket also includes access to all three after parties.

Mega Ticket holders will receive their commemorative ticket and a limited edition Slam Dunk t-shirt to celebrate their part in #SDF17! Please note Megatickets are 18+ and you will require ID to pick up your wristband.

SOLD OUT FOR SDF17!

MIDLANDS

SAT 27TH MAY
BIRMINGHAM - THE NEC,

GENTING ARENA
NEC
& OUTDOOR STAGES

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM:

CLICK FOR PARKING TICKETS

NORTH

SUN 28TH MAY
LEEDS CITY CENTRE

MILLENNIUM SQUARE
FIRST DIRECT ARENA, O2 ACADEMY
LEEDS BECKETT UNI & OUTDOOR STAGES

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM:

CLICK FOR PARKING TICKETS

SOUTH

MON 29TH MAY
HATFIELD - THE FORUM

UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE CAMPUS,
22 MINUTE DIRECT TRAIN,
FROM KINGS CROSS

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM:

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MIDLANDS | #SDF17 DETAILS

SATURDAY 27TH MAY
THE NEC, BIRMINGHAM (14+)
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Genting Arena, NEC & outdoor stages. Times: 1pm - 11pm
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WRISTBAND EXCHANGE:
The Wristband Exchange is at:
Hall 1 of the NEC / The box office is at the NEC plaza (before the writstband exchange)
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THE OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY (18+)
The afterparty will be in Forum Live and is SOLD OUT!
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HOW TO FIND US…

The NEC,
Pendigo Lake, Birmingham,
West Midlands, B40 1NT

www.thenec.co.uk

BY TRAIN: We are just a short walk from Birmingham International station.

BY CAR: Please see the ticket links to pre-book your event parking.

BY BUS: The Birmingham Airport coach and bus stops are just a short walk away from the main festival area.

BY PLANE: Birmingham Airport is the NECs onsite airport with flights arriving from all over the UK and Europe.

NORTH | #SDF17 DETAILS

SUNDAY 28TH MAY
LEEDS, CITY CENTRE (14+)
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Millennium Square, O2 Academy,
First Direct Arena, Leeds Beckett Uni & outdoor stages. Times: 1pm - 11pm
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WRISTBAND EXCHANGE:
Victoria Gardens / Post Code: LS1 3AA
First Direct Arena Plaza / Post Code: LS2 8BY
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THE OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY (18+)
The afterparty will be at Leeds University and is SOLD OUT!
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HOW TO FIND US…

BY TRAIN: We are just a short walk from Leeds train station.

BY CAR: Please see the ticket links to pre-book your event parking.

BY BUS: Leeds bus station is centrally located and a short walk from the festival site.

BY PLANE: The closest airport is Leeds Bradford Airport with flights arriving from all over the UK and Europe.

SOUTH | #SDF17 DETAILS

MONDAY 29TH MAY
THE FORUM, HERTFORDSHIRE (14+)
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University of Herts, Hatfield Campus
(22 minutes from London Kings Cross)
Times: 1pm - 11pm
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WRISTBAND EXCHANGE:
The Wristband Exchange for Slam Dunk South is at the Slam Dunk Wristband Tent which is adjacent to the Car Park at the site entrance.
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THE OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY (18+)
The afterparty will be at the venue in Hatfield and is SOLD OUT!
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HOW TO FIND US…

Hertfordshire Students' Union
College Lane, Hatfield
Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB

contact@hertfordshire.su
Tel: 01707 285000
www.hertfordshire.su

BY TRAIN: 22 minutes train from London Kings Cross + shuttlebus.

BY CAR: Please see the ticket links to pre-book your event parking. The university campus is within easy access of the A1(M)

BY BUS: The shuttle bus will run from 1030am-12am. Picking up at the train station and at the festival site. This is a free service from the University of Hertfordshire!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN WE LEAVE THE FESTIVAL SITE AND COME BACK?

Yes, keep your wristband on and you will be able to come and go as you please at all 3 festival sites.

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I AM PRESS / A PHOTOGRAPHER, CAN I OBTAIN A PASS?

Please note, press and photo passes are only available for recognised press. Freelance or student photographers are not permitted, and all passes should be applied for by the publication you are shooting for.

Please apply by emailing over your credentials to:
siobhan@thezeitgeistagency.com

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CAN I BRING MY CAMERA WITHOUT A PRESS/PHOTO PASS?

Yes! We are one of the very few festivals that do not restrict what camera equipment you can bring onto the site. Feel free to bring your camera with you on the day. (This applies to cameras only, not video-recording equipment).

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WHEN/WHERE?

Slam Dunk Festival is an annual event, now held over three days on the May Bank Holiday weekend. This year all three dates of the festival are 14+ and will take place in:

- The NEC Birmingham on Saturday 27th May,
- Leeds City Centre on Sunday 28th May,
- The University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield) on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May.

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GO?

Each of the three events are priced at £44 (S.T.B.F) for the festival, or £49 (S.T.B.F) for festival + afterparty. All festival days are 14+ with afterparties being strictly 18+, and you cannot buy afterparty tickets separately.

For #SDF17 we are also offering a brand new Mega Ticket deal that includes entry to all three days, plus afterparties, with wristband exchange q-jump and an exclusive t-shirt! The Mega Ticket bundle is priced at £157 (S.T.B.F).

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WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS?

There is a list of official vendors listed on the homepage of our website. These are our trusted vendors and you can buy with peace of mind. Please do not trust third parties, ticket re-selling sites or touts.

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DO ALL THE BANDS PLAY EVERYDAY? IS IT OUTSIDE?

There are an equal amount of stages at all three events, and all the bands will play all three days.

Please note that all three festival sites have both indoor and outdoor stages, and that this is an all-weather event. While we hope for good weather every year it is advised you bring appropriate, weather resistant clothing.

Please also note that each stage at each site has a certain capacity. We cannot guarantee you access to any particular stage at any particular time once the room/tent is full. If any stage is at capacity we will operate a ‘one-in / one-out’ system.

Violent or potentially dangerous activities (crowd-surfing / stage-diving / moshing) are undertaken at the participants risk. Slam Dunk as an organization does not condone any of these activities and will not be held accountable for injury/loss of possessions as a direct result of such activities.

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WHEN ARE THE BANDS PLAYING?

This information and details of the stages will be available nearer the time of the event. In the meantime we recommend you download the festival app from Google Play or the App Store so that you're kept up to date and can access all the times from your phone on the day of the event.

CLICK HERE FOR SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL APP ON APP STORE

CLICK HERE FOR SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL APP ON GOOGLE PLAY / ANDROID

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WHERE DO I COLLECT MY WRISTBAND(S)?

NORTH

The Wristband Exchange for Slam Dunk North is at Victoria Gardens, (Outside the Art Gallery). Post Code: LS1 3AA

There is also an exchange at Leeds Arena Piazza. Post Code: LS2 8BY

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MIDLANDS

The Wristband exchange at Slam Dunk Midlands is at Hall 1 of the NEC,

The box office is at NEC piazza (before the writstband exchange).

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SOUTH

The Wristband Exchange for Slam Dunk South is at the Slam Dunk Wristband Tent which is adjacent to the Car Park at the site entrance.

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WHAT TIME DOES IT START/FINISH? IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION?

Doors for the event will be open from 1PM. Bands will be finished by no later than 11PM on all three days, with afterparties finishing at 3AM. All events are 14+ for the festival and 18+ for the afterparty. ID will be required.

Acceptable forms of I.D = Cards bearing the PASS hologram, Photographic Driving Licence & Passport.

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WHAT IS THE AFTERPARTY/HOW DO I GET TICKETS?

The notorious Slam Dunk festival after-show-party is a club night held within, or near to, the festival site. 11PM – 3AM. The afterparty is STRICTLY 18+, and YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR AFTERPARTY TICKET WITH YOUR FESTIVAL TICKET through the option provided via all online and physical outlets.

There will only be tickets available on the day if they do not sell out in advance, which is unlikely! You will need ID to enter the afterparty – no ifs, no buts!

Venues this year are...

AFTERPARTY MIDLANDS

The Afterparty for Slam Dunk Midlands will be held at The Forum (Key Club Stage) at NEC

AFTERPARTY NORTH

The afterparty for Slam Dunk North will be held at Leeds University (note this is different to Leeds Beckett University and is NOT a venue for any of the live music).

AFTERPARTY SOUTH

The afterparty for Slam Dunk South will be at The Forum (Key Club Stage) at the University of Hertfordshire.

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IS THERE DRINK/ALCOHOL/LOCKERS AVAILABLE ON SITE?

Yes. All venues provide a varying selection of bars/shops/eateries throughout the festival sites. Please note you are not permitted to bring in your own food or drink. All sites will have either lockers or a cloakroom to store your belongings, but please note there is no guarantee these services will be available all day – once they are full, they are full!

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CAN MY BAND PLAY / CAN I WORK / CAN WE HAVE A CLOTHING STALL AT THE FESTIVAL?

We appreciate your interest and support for our festival but we do not take any submissions from bands, we have all the crew we need, and clothing stalls are saved exclusively for our sponsors.

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WHEN WILL MY TICKETS ARRIVE?

We have no control over when each individual ticket outlet sends out tickets. Outlets may send tickets as and when their stock arrives, however due to an increase in tout activity many choose to send a couple of weeks before the event. PLEASE do not panic if your tickets are not with you by this time, simply contact the ticket outlet you bought them with (not us!), who will be able to provide you with an update. In the very worst case scenario, if your tickets have not arrived by the day of the event, there are still measures in place to ensure you get in.

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DO YOU OFFER COMPANION TICKETS FOR DISABLED CUSTOMERS?

Slam Dunk Festival offers a complimentary companion ticket for disabled customers (subject to availability). If you wish to attend one of the festival dates and require use of the accessible viewing areas (AVA’s), a complimentary companion ticket or assistance please follow the instructions below.

You will be asked to provide your DLA, PIP, benefits letter or equivalent, registered severely sight impaired card, assistance dog card or other evidence.

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MIDLANDS

Please book your tickets via The Ticket Factory’s disabled booking line for Slam Dunk Festival Midlands. They will require you to provide details of your access requirements (to help plan the event and facilities) and will arrange your complimentary carer ticket. Telephone: 0800 640 5001

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NORTH

Please book your ticket for Slam Dunk North via Lunatickets or See tickets, and then email accessbookings@slamdunkmusic.com with proof of ticket purchase and details of your access requirements (to help us plan the event and facilities) to arrange a complimentary carer ticket.

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SOUTH

Please book your ticket for Slam Dunk South through the venue http://forumhertfordshire.co.uk and then contact The Forum Hertfordshire’s Entertainments team with proof of ticket purchase and details of your access requirements (to help us plan the event and facilities) to arrange a complimentary carer ticket.

Email: ents@forumhertfordshire.co.uk

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If you have already purchased your tickets from outlets other than the ones suggested, please still contact the numbers/emails above.

Please note that all venues are wheelchair accessible and while we will do our utmost to cater for our disabled customers we cannot guarantee that accessible viewing areas will be available at all stages. Where they are present access will be subject to capacity.

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ARE THERE CASH MACHINES ON SITE?

Yes, each site has cash machines. These are located as follows:

MIDLANDS

They are throughout the NEC site which is a multi-functional venue.

NORTH

This is a city centre site so access to cash machines is extensive. Closest to the festival site are: Carriage works, Sainsburys at Merrion Centre, Inside the Merrion Centre, Inside the Light shopping centre and outside the First Direct Arena.

SOUTH

This is a University site so there are various cash machines. There is a centrally located machine next to the shop inside the Forum building.

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IS THERE MOBILE PHONE CHARGING OR WIFI ON SITE?

There is no phone charging or Wifi service on all sites, however you may be able to connect to local wifi via O2 or BT free hotspot services.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. Admission for all persons by valid Festival wristband only.
2. Wristbands and tickets are non-transferable for profit / gain and non-refundable except in the instance of event cancellation. The Promoter does not accept liability for any personal compensation claims for a cancelled performance.
3. Wristbands once removed are invalidated.
4. The Promoter reserves the right to make alterations to the published performance schedules and line-up
5. Entry restricted to persons over the age of 14 years only
6. Searching is a condition of entry to protect your safety and that of other visitors. We may conduct security searches of clothing, bags and other items, at our reasonable discretion, including on entry and exit
7. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any persons for anti-social or threatening behaviour, actions likely to cause damage or injury, or those that are intoxicated through alcohol or illegal substances
8. Pass-outs are permitted at each Festival site, however re-entry to sites & Venues after 22:30 is at our discretion
9. The use of illegal substances including new psychoactive substances (NPS) or similar is strictly forbidden. Any persons found in possession of illegal or illicit substances will be ejected and substances seized. Medicines must be accompanied by valid prescription or prescribing information such as a dispensing chemist label
10. A check 25 age verification policy will be in operation for the sale or supply of alcohol. The Promoters and participating Venues reserve the right to refuse to serve alcohol to those that are intoxicated, or are likely to become intoxicated if further alcohol is served
11. The Promoters take no responsibility for lost possessions &/or prohibited items. Prohibited items include:
• Food or drink purchased outside the Event NB: Should you wish to bring an item of food or drink with you due to medical or religious requirements please contact the Venue prior your to arrival • Glass Bottles • Cans • Flasks • Cool boxes & hampers • Flags/banners • Helium balloons • Studded belts, spiked bracelets/belts/neck collars/boots or jackets •Trouser chains • Sharp/large rings • Flares and fireworkS, smoke grenades, airhorns • Large bags • Laser Pointers/Pens and Glow Sticks• Sharp objects, any items that could potentially be used as weapon • Audio or Video Recording Devices such as iPads and tablets • Selfie Sticks • Large umbrellas, parasols, tents, gazebos • Any chairs including collapsible, or any other item of furniture • Skate board, roller skates, bicycles, hover boards • Balls, frisbees, kites • Barbecues • Lanterns or anything that can be lit with a naked flame • Drones Prohibited items will be removed and confiscated on entry. Please notify the security if you intend to return for the item(s) as confiscated items will be destroyed unless notified at the time of removal
12. No animals will be permitted with the exception of registered assistance dogs.
13. The sale of unauthorised merchandise is prohibited.
14. Please follow any direction/instruction given by event safety stewards.
15. Throughout the event areas of the event Site may reach their individual capacity in which case the Promoter and participating Venues reserve the right to prevent access. Advance planning and early arrival at Venue locations is recommended
16. CCTV is in operation with images recorded for the purpose of crime prevention and public safety. All incidents of crime and disorder will be reported to the police
17. The Festival site is a licensed premises. Please note when you leave the event you are entering an alcohol free zone where no alcohol is permitted or you could be liable for a fine.
18. Please be courteous to our neighbours when leaving the venue, don’t drop litter & keep noise to a minimum.
19. WARNING: Repeated and prolonged exposure to amplified sound may cause hearing damage. Strobe lighting and other special effects may be used throughout the event.

PHOTOGRAPHY
1. Recreational photography of family, friends and/or scenic views of thevenue/event is permitted other than where other persons attending the event can be clearly identified as the main focus. Please therefore be respectful to other people’s privacy at all times or you may be challenged and asked to stop and/or leave.
2. Photography/filming/recording for professional/commercial use is not permitted without prior written authorisation or media event accreditation from the Promoter.
3. All persons entering the Event consent to any photography/filming/recording as arranged by the organiser for possible future transmission/publication or promotional purposes.
4. No tripods or other large photography/film equipment may be used, unless by those with written authorisation or media event accreditation from the organisers.