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Slam Dunk Festival is an annual event, now held over 3 days on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. This year all 3 dates of the festival are 14+ and will take place in:
Slam Dunk Festival North > Leeds City Centre on Saturday 26th May 2018
Slam Dunk Festival South > Hatfield Park on Sunday 27th May 2018
Slam Dunk Festival Midlands > The NEC Birmingham, on Monday 28th May 2018
Each of the three events are priced at £49 (S.T.B.F) for the festival, or £55 (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 #SDF18 we are also offering the following additional ticket options:
  1. Mega Ticket deal >>> includes entry to all 3 days, plus afterparties, with wristband exchange q-jump and an exclusive t-shirt! The Mega Ticket bundle is priced at £170 (S.T.B.F).
  2. Slam Dunk Tour Ticket >>> includes entry to all 3 days, plus afterparties, with wristband exchange q-jump and exclusive t-shirt
    PLUS Hotel accommodation in Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham, and transport from the North (Leeds) to South (Hatfield) events on Sunday 26th Morning, and transport from the South (Hatfield) to Midlands (Birmingham) event on Monday 27th Morning.
    Please note: Transport from your home to Leeds on Saturday 25th and from Birmingham home on Monday 27th is your own responsibility to arrange. You can pay for your General Admission, with afterparty and mega ticket option with our payment plan via Lunatickets and See tickets.
For those who want to spread their ticket cost over a number of months, tickets can be purchased with our instalment plan, which is new for 2018.
Payment plan is only available to customers from Friday 17th November at 9am until 31st December 2017. The payment plan will be available on both general admission tickets, tickets with additional afterparty access, and Megatickets across all three festival sites.
The payment plan is a simple repeat card payment, just like your Netflix account, so you won’t need to set up a direct debit or anything complicated!
See below for payment schedule for each ticket type >

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET, ALL FESTIVAL SITES (14+ ONLY)
Deposit > Payable upon registration, sign up available until 31st Dec 17 > £14.30
Payment 1 > Due 1st February 2018 > £11
Payment 2 > Due 1st March 2018 > £11
Payment 3 > Due 1st April 2018 > £11
Payment 4 > Due 1st May 2018 > £11

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET WITH AFTERPARTY, ALL FESTIVAL SITES (18+ ONLY)
Deposit > Payable upon registration, sign up available until 31st Dec 17 > £16.90
Payment 1 > Due 1st February 2018 > £12
Payment 2 > Due 1st March 2018 > £12
Payment 3 > Due 1st April 2018 > £12
Payment 4 > Due 1st May 2018 > £12

MEGA TICKET (ACCESS TO ALL SDF NORTH, SOUTH AND MIDLANDS W/ AFTERPARTY, 18+ ONLY)
Deposit > Payable upon registration, sign up available until 31st Dec 17 > £67.40
Payment 1 > Due 1st February 2018 > £31
Payment 2 > Due 1st March 2018 > £31
Payment 3 > Due 1st April 2018 > £31
Payment 4 > Due 1st May 2018 > £31

Please note: If you fail to pay your instalments or balance, your deposit is non-refundable.
The 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 £170 (S.T.B.F).
Mega Tickets can be purchased from lunatickets.co.uk and festicket.com only.
Slam Dunk Tour Ticket includes entry to all three days, plus afterparties, with wristband exchange q-jump and exclusive t-shirt PLUS >>>
Hotel accommodation in Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham, and transport from the North (Leeds) to South (Hatfield) events on Sunday 26th Morning, and transport from the South (Hatfield) to Midlands (Birmingham) event on Monday 27th Morning.
This package can be purchased exclusively via Festicket, and costs £395
We have put together a list of official vendors listed on the homepage of our website. These are our official and trusted vendors and you can buy with peace of mind. Please do not trust third parties, ticket re-selling sites or touts. If you buy from an outlet not listed on our ticket vendors list this is at your own risk, and your ticket may not permit you entry to the festival.
There are an 8 stages at all 3 events, all of the bands will play all three days. A schedule of stage splits and times will be released closer to the event.
Yes, keep your wristband on and you will be able to come and go as you please at all 3 festival sites.
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
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). Acceptable cameras are DSLR cameras, but lenses, tripods and any other additional kit will not be permitted on site.
We advise you arrive as early as possible to each of the artist performances you’d like to see for the best chance of entry to a stage.
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 for safety and security purposes. If any stage is at capacity we will operate a ‘one-in / one-out’ system.
Due to the size of the festival there will always be clashes in the schedule, this is unfortunately unavoidable. There are just too many great bands!
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.
Please be aware that if you partake in these activities and are deemed to be a potential harm to yourself or others, you are at risk of ejection, and this decision is made at the discretion of the security team on site.
Please note that all 3 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.
This details of which stages and what times bands will play will be available nearer to the event on the ‘Schedule’ tab on our website, or on our official festival app.
Details of how to collect your wristbands for all sites (North, South, Midlands) will be released closer to the event. You will need to swap your ticket at the wristband exchange prior to site entry at each site.
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 to gain an over 18 wristband.
Acceptable forms of I.D = Cards bearing the PASS hologram, Photographic Driving Licence & Passport.
The notorious Slam Dunk festival after-show-party is a club night held within, or near to, the festival site. It is open from 11PM – 3AM. 
Expect multiple rooms with genre specific rooms, hosted by special guest DJ’s.
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.
You will need ID to enter the afterparty – no ifs, no buts! Everyone will be subject to ID checks.
All festival sites provide a varying selection of bars/shops/eateries throughout. 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! Cash machines are also available on site.
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. There are opportunities to volunteer at our events, keep your eyes out for advertised opportunities on our socials and Volunteer section of our website here.
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 worry if your tickets are not with you by this time, simply contact the ticket outlet you bought them with, 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 but you will need to make arrangements via the ticket outlet you bought from.
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, a complimentary companion ticket or assistance please follow the instructions for the correct site 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.

Leeds - Please book your ticket via See tickets or Lunatickets and then fill in the access form here in order to book your companion ticket. You will receive email confirmation of your successful application when we have processed your form. You will then receive full instructions of where to collect your companion tickets closer to the event date.

Hatfield - Please book your ticket via See tickets or Lunatickets and then fill in the access form here in order to book your companion ticket. You will receive email confirmation of your successful application when we have processed your form. You will then receive full instructions of where to collect your companion tickets closer to the event date.

Birmingham - 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. You will then receive full instructions of where to collect your companion tickets closer to the event date.

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.
No, you will need to be present to collect your wristband as it must be placed on your wrist by a member of wristband exchange staff.
No, Slam Dunk Festival is a city based festival with no camping provided at any sites.
The Afterparty is strictly over 18’s only. ID will be required.
If you have a valid Afterparty ticket & ID you can attend the afterparty.
There is parking near all three event sites.
North / Leeds > The event is in city centre where there is ample car parking available. You can purchase a parking ticket here.
South/ Hatfield >
Midlands/ Birmingham > There is parking available at The NEC, you can purchase and advance parking ticket here.
There will be official Slam Dunk Festival Merch available at all three sites.
Bands are also offered space, should they choose to sell merch but we cannot guarantee that all bands on the lineup will sell merch.
Purchase of this ticket indicates agreement to the following terms & conditions:
  • Right of admission reserved.
  • This ticket will need to be exchanged for a wristband before entering the site. Please check website nearer the event date for wristband exchange location & times. Please allow plenty of time to collect your wristband, there may be queues at any point during the day.
  • Venue security reserve the right to carry out bag checks and search customers.
  • For list of prohibited items please see Slam Dunk Festival website. No Bags Larger than an A4 piece of paper.
  • No illegal substances may be brought into the venue. Anyone caught in possession of these substances will be ejected.
  • Ages 14+ only, 18+ for aftershow. Proof of ID will be required.
  • Government issued Photo ID required on entry for the purchase, please see slamdunkmusic.com for acceptable forms of ID.
  • Strobe lighting may be used during this event.
  • In some areas recommended sound levels may be exceeded.
  • The organisers reserve the right to alter the bill without prior notification.
  • Tickets will only be refunded if the whole event is cancelled, if this occurs only the face value will be refunded.
  • Tickets are neither refundable or transferable. Tickets purchased from touts or secondary ticketing sites may not be admitted.
  • Lost tickets cannot be replaced or refunded.
  • No professional type audio-visual recording equipment may be brought into the venue without authorisation. DLSR Cameras are permitted.
  • Ticket holders agree to appear for no fee in any filming and/or recording of the event attended.
  • ADMISSION TO INDIVIDUAL ARENAS IS NOT GUARANTEED. ONCE A STAGE IS FULL TO CAPACITY, THERE WILL BE NO ADMISSION UNTIL OTHER PEOPLE HAVE LEFT.
  • Please check our website and follow all our social media for the latest information up to the event.
Still got questions? Contact us.