Slam Dunk Festival‘s Birmingham leg has been cancelled as part of the event’s 2019 revamp. See organisers’ full statement below.
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The annual one-dayer has previously taken place at three locations across England – held in Leeds, Hatfield, and Birmingham. This year, the festival’s southern leg expanded to an outdoor site due to higher demand from fans.
Now, Slam Dunk have announced plans to revamp once again for 2019’s edition.
— Slam Dunk Festival (@SlamDunkMusic) October 14, 2018
However, the move means that Slam Dunk’s Midlands leg has been scrapped. “Going forward, we have two large outdoor sites where we have much more flexibility to deliver what you want,” organisers said. “Unfortunately this means we are unable to run a third day, so Slam Dunk Festival Midlands will not be happening in 2019.”
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Fans in the Midlands aren’t happy about the news, with one calling the cancellation “devastating”.
Slam Dunk cancelling Midlands is devastating. I think it would be more justified if they had camping or hotel partnerships like Download or if it was longer than a day, there’s not much incentive to go for just the day trip unless the lineup is completely solid. ?
— ??? ??? (@YasmineSumman) October 14, 2018
“I think it would be more justified if they had camping or hotel partnerships like Download or if it was longer than a day,” a Twitter user posted, “there’s not much incentive to go for just the day trip unless the lineup is completely solid.”
Another fan said: “So Leeds is now in the middle of nowhere and Midlands doesn’t exist thanks slam dunk.”
So Leeds is now in the middle of nowhere and Midlands doesn’t exist thanks slam dunk
— Becky? (@SmiIe_Wide) October 14, 2018
If there are enough complaints will you decide to hold slam dunk midlands in 2019? pic.twitter.com/2UzVvRhYEi
— Jamie Carden (@jamie_carden) October 14, 2018
so slam dunk just said fuck everyone from the midlands huh
— anthony (@woundedworIds) October 14, 2018
been moaning my ass off about slam dunk Midlands but watch all time low be the first band announcement and I’ll spend £400 to go to both north and south lmao
— ?????? (@headtxtheground) October 15, 2018
I can't believe they've got rid of the slam dunk Midlands date, I'm so mad
— soph (@sxph97) October 14, 2018
slam dunk not having a midlands date is the biggest hate crime of 2019
— holly (@mcvingboxes) October 14, 2018
Meanwhile, Slam Dunk have promised that details of the first line-up announcement are “coming very soon”.
2018’s festival welcomed performances from the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Good Charlotte, Creeper and PVRIS