Slam Dunk Festival 2022 guide: festival focus

Slam Dunk Festival 2022 poster

We love Slam Dunk. There, we said it. Not only because they run it in the North as well as the South. It’s not just their laser-like focus on punk, pop-punk, and hardcore music, resulting in an expertly curated day. Not even because they offer a great balance of icons, trailblazers, and rising stars. It’s also because they provide excellent information to help fans plan their perfect day in advance.

This year’s events in Leeds and Hatfield feature Alexisonfire, The Used, Neck Deep, Sum 41, Dropkick Murphys, and so many more. Here’s our guide to what you need to know about Slam Dunk Festival 2022

Sum 41

Location and transportation

Slam Dunk North:

Slam Dunk North is held at Temple Newsam in Leeds. The closest train station is Leeds City. Slam Dunk will be running a shuttle service from and to Leeds city centre, near the train station, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. there and from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. back.

If you’re driving, pop ‘Temple Newsam Park – Event Road’ in your sat nav and look for yellow festival posters when you’re getting close. There will be a dedicated space for drop-offs. Alternatively, you can park from 9:00 a.m. and the car park will close soon after the festival is over.

Slam Dunk have partnered with Big Green coaches who offer services from/to: Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bolton, Carlisle, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Huddersfield, Hull, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Preston, Rochdale, Rotherham, Sheffield, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Wigan and York.

A Jagermeister landrover
Photo credit: State of Love and Trust

Slam Dunk South:

Conveniently, the site is opposite Hatfield train station, which is served by trains from Kings Cross London and elsewhere.

​If you’re driving, use the postcode AL9 5PG for your sat nav, then follow the yellow festival signs once you’re 2 miles away. There will be a dedicated drop-off area. Alternatively, you can park from 9:00 a.m. Remember that cars can’t be left overnight.

Big Green Coaches will be running services to/from: Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bridgwater, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Colchester, Coventry, Crawley, Gloucester, Ipswich, London Croydon, London Victoria, Maidstone, Milton Keynes, Newport, Northampton, Norwich, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton, Swansea, Swindon and Weston-Super-Mare.

If you’re going to the SDF22 South club night afterwards, you can choose to buy a shuttle ticket that will take you directly to O2 Forum Kentish Town.


If you’re a Slam Dunk regular, remember that it’s not being held on the May Bank Holiday weekend this year. Instead, it’s been moved to take place on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

Slam Dunk Leeds is on Friday, June 3, 2022. Then, Slam Dunk Hatfield will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

Check out the clashfinder towards the bottom of this page. If you’re seeing too many painful clashes, you’ve got a unique option. You can buy a joint ticket for both the Leeds and Hatfield events!

Slam Dunk is all-ages and tickets for under-5s are free, but under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Photograph taken behind a band performing at Slam Dunk festival, showing thousands of people in the crowd
Photo credit: @apertunes

If you’re 18 or over, you can also choose to buy club night tickets. There’s a launch party at Leeds Beckett Students Union on Wednesday, June 2, 2022. There’s another launch party, for SDF22 South, at Scala on June 3, 2022. The SDF22 South launch party will feature LIL LOTUS, Magnolia Park, Smrtdeath, and R X P T R S live, as well as a guest DJ set from As It Is!

​Whatsmore, if you fancy dancing the night away, you can head straight to an afterparty! The North’s afterparty will be at Leeds University Union, starting from 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3. O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, is hosting the South’s afterparty from 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4.

You can buy tickets for the festival and for the club nights online.

Crowds of music fans enjoying Slam Dunk Festival on the front row
Photo Credit: Katie McMillan

Logistics and accessibility

Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and the arenas open at 11:00 a.m. Yes, all artists do play both days. However, dates and times may differ slightly so it’s best if you check out the clashfinder below for the site you’re going to.

Please pack light, as bags larger than A3 will need to be stored in bag drop and you won’t have access to them until you leave the festival. You can rent a locker outside the festival entrance, and there will also be lockers within the site for your valuables, as well as phone charging lockers available (bring your own cable). You can pay for any of these lockers in advance via the festival’s website. Food and drink can’t be admitted, but there will be public water points and

Click here for accessibility information.

Slam Dunk Festival crowd

Line-up and stage splits

Jagermeister stage

Alexisonfire                                                8:20pm – 9:30pm

Beartooth                                                  7.05pm – 7:55pm

The Used                                                   5:55pm – 6:40pm

The Amity Affliction                                  4:50pm – 5:30pm

Electric Callboy                                          3:45pm – 4:25pm

Cancer Bats                                               2:45pm – 3:20pm

Silverstein                                                  1:45pm – 2.20pm

Counterparts                                              12:45pm – 1:20pm

Cassyette                                                   11:50am – 12:20pm

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Neck Deep                                                    7:50pm – 9:00pm 

The Story So Far                                            6:40pm – 7:25pm

The Wonder Years                                         5:30pm – 6:15pm 

Motion City Soundtrack                                4.20pm – 5:05pm

Knuckle Puck                                                  3:20pm – 3:55pm

KennyHoopla                                                  2:20pm – 2:55pm

Hot Milk                                                          1:30pm – 1.55pm

Meet Me @ The Altar                                     12:25pm – 12.55pm 

Beauty School                                                 11:30am – 12:00 pm 

Dickies stage 

Sum 41                                                             9:00pm – 10:10pm

Dropkick Murphys                                           7:20pm – 8:30pm

The Interrupters                                               6:10pm – 6:55pm 

Pennywise                                                        5:00pm – 5:45pm 

Streetlight Manifesto                                       3:50pm – 4:35pm 

The Vandals                                                      2:45pm – 3:25pm 

Hot Water Music                                               1:40pm – 2:20pm

The Bronx                                                         12:35pm – 1:15pm

The Suicide Machines                                      11:40am – 12:15pm

Rock Sound stage 

Deaf Havana                                                    9.10pm – 10:00pm

3OH!3                                                                8:05pm – 8:45pm 

Set It Off                                                            7:00pm – 7:40pm

Stand Atlantic                                                    5:55pm – 8:35pm

The Summer Set                                                4:55pm – 5:30pm 

Mod Sun                                                            3:55pm – 4:30pm 

With Confidence                                                3:00pm – 3:35pm 

Punk Rock Factory                                             2:05pm – 2:40pm 

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!                               1:10pm – 1:45pm

Yours Truly                                                         12:20pm – 12:50pm

Between You & Me                                            11:30am – 12:00pm

The Key Club stage left NORTH  

Nova Twins                                                        9:00pm – 9:40pm

Bears In Trees                                                     7:45pm – 8:15pm

As December Falls                                              6:35pm – 7:05pm

Caskets                                                                5:25pm – 5:55pm

Hot Mulligan                                                        4:15pm – 4:45pm

MC Lars                                                                3:05pm – 3:35pm

Magnolia Park                                                      1:55pm – 2:25pm 

DeathbyRomy                                                      12:45pm – 1:15pm

Pinkshift                                                               11:35am – 12:05pm 

The Key Club stage right NORTH 

Spanish Love Songs                                              8:20pm – 8:55pm

The Flatliners                                                         7:10pm – 7:40pm

Zummo                                                                   6:00pm – 6:30pm

Mom Jeans                                                            4:50pm – 5:20pm

Point North                                                            3:40pm – 4:10pm

In Her Own Words                                                 2:30pm  – 3:00pm

Lil Lotus                                                                 1:20pm – 1:50pm

SMRTDEATH                                                        12:10pm – 12:40pm

The Key Club stage left  – SOUTH   

Nova Twins                                                             9:00pm – 9:40pm

Bears In Trees                                                          7:45pm – 8:15pm

As December Falls                                                    6:35pm – 7:05pm

Magnolia Park                                                           5:25pm – 5:55pm 

Hot Mulligan                                                             4:15pm – 4:45pm

MC Lars                                                                     3:05pm – 3:35pm

Pinkshift                                                                    1:55pm – 2:25pm 

DeathbyRomy                                                           12:45pm – 1:15pm

Caskets                                                                    11:35am – 12:05pm 

The Key Club stage right – SOUTH 

Spanish Love Songs                                                8:20pm – 8:55pm

The Flatliners                                                           7:10pm – 7:40pm

Lil Lotus                                                                   6:00pm – 6:30pm

Mom Jeans                                                             4:50pm – 5:20pm

SMRTDEATH                                                          3:40pm – 4:10pm

In Her Own Words                                                  2:30pm  – 3:00pm

Point North                                                              1:20pm – 1:50pm

Zummo                                                                   12:10pm – 12:40pm

Slam Dunk Festival 2022 LEEDS – Clashfinder

Slam Dunk Festival 2022 HATFIELD – Clashfinder