Panic! At The Disco announced as headliner of Slam Dunk 2016

Band joined on the bill by Of Mice & Men and New Found Glory

Panic! At The Disco are the headliners of Slam Dunk Festival 2016.

The touring festival will visit Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield in May next year with Panic! At The Disco joined on the bill by Of Mice & Men and New Found Glory.

“It’s awesome, it’s fucking cool, and I’m very excited,” says Panic!’s Brendon Urie. “We haven’t actually played it before, but we have friends who have, and have heard it’s awesome! And sure, there’s a little bit of pressure, I’m not gonna lie!”


The Birmingham date of the festival has moved to the NEC with the Genting Arena, indoor Pavilions and outdoor stages all set to be used for live performances. Slam Dunk’s northern leg will take place at various venues in Leeds city centre while the University of Hertfordshire will host the southern leg.

The Slam Dunk 2016 line up is bolstered by the announcement of Four Year Strong, Every Time I Die, Issues, Memphis May Fire and Real Friends, with more than 40 other acts still to be confirmed.

Slam Dunk 2016 will call at:

Leeds City Centre (May 28)
Birmingham NEC (May 29)
University of Hertfordshire (May 30)

Panic! At The Disco recently announced details of new album ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ and a one-off UK gig.

The US band’s fifth album will be released on January 15 and includes the band’s recent tracks ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Victorious’ and title track ‘Death Of A Bachelor’. The record was produced by Jake Sinclair (Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy). New song ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ can be streamed below.

Panic! At The Disco will play a one-off UK date in London during the run-up to the release of ‘Death Of A Bachelor’. They play O2 Academy Brixton on January 12.