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by Alison Brinkworth (subscribe)
Freelance journalist in Birmingham with a passion for the dynamic theatre, art, food and fashion scene in Britain's 'Second City'.
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Enough pop punk, ska and emo to make you dizzy
Kids in Glass Houses, All Time Low, Four Year Strong and Pierce The Veil are some of the star attractions at the first ever Slam Dunk Festival in Wolverhampton.

The event features an array of Pop Punk, Ska and Emo.

Slam Dunk organisers have extended the festival's reach this year to include Wolverhampton, in the Midlands, in addition to their North and South venues in Leeds and Hertfordshire.

Among the highlights is also electro-punk MC Itch, embarking on his first solo outing since the split of his former band, The King Blues.

MC Itch
MC Itch performs at the Slam Dunk Festival in May


Itch, who uses elements of punk, dubstep, hip-hop and pop, is preparing to release his debut solo album at the end of the year.

He will perform at the Slam Dunk Festival at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Bank Holiday Monday, May 27, (along with Festival dates in Leeds on May 25 and Hatfield on May 26) - before heading to the US for a stint on this summer's Warped Tour.

International artists at the festival range from Canada's Cancer Bats to three of the biggest names from Australia - Tonight Alive, Heroes For Hire, flying over for their first ever UK performance, and House VS Hurricane.

While Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! will be the first ever French band to perform at the three-day festival.

Bands performing include:
Kids In Glass Houses, Cancer Bats, Bury Tomorrow, Heights, Heart In Hand, Tonight Alive, Heroes For Hire, House VS Hurricane, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, [Spunge], Blitz Kids,Gnarwolves & The American Scene, All Time Low, Deaf Havana, Four Year Strong, Sleeping With Sirens, The Skints, Pierce The Veil, The Early November, Allister, We Are The Ocean, The Wonder Years,Memphis May Fire, King Prawn, Streetlight Manifesto, Andrew McMahon, Senses Fail, Woe Is Me,The Word Alive, Polar Bear Club, Yashin, Man Overboard, The Summer Set, Transit, Mallory Knox,MC Lars, Jonny Craig, Me Vs Hero, Fireworks, The Story So Far, Handguns, Hands Like Houses, Our Last Night.

Slam Dunk Festival
Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Monday May 27. Doors open 1pm - til late.
Tickets cost £34 or £38 if including the Festival Aftershow (18 years or above only).
Ticket hotline - 0870 320 7000
or visit: boxoffice@wolvescivic.co.uk
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Why? Best pop punk, ska and emo music together at a festival
When: May 27, 2013
Phone: 01902 552122
Where: Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Cost: £34 - £38
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