Slam Dunk Festivaltickets went on sale this morning (November 11), and we're already excited about thatEnter Shikari headline set, where they'll celebrate their first album 'Take To The Skies'.
We're so excited, in fact, that we've been thinking about it all day. Here's exactly why we're stoked (and you need to be, too!)
BECAUSE ENTER SHIKARI HAVE EARNED THIS
Between never releasing a bad album and touring their arses off for nigh-on 10 years to crushing it supporting Bring Me The Horizon on Halloween, there aren't many bands you could argue are more worthy of an almighty festival headlining spot. And that's exactly what's coming.
"AND STILL WE WILL BE HERE"
Imagine this moment. A square in Leeds City Centre, in Birmingham or in Hatfield. Filled with thousands of people shouting those words. Don't know about you, but we're pretty pumped to be a part of that.
BECAUSE UK BANDS NEED TO GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEADLINE FESTIVALS
US bands are great and all, but there are a few Brits at the top of their game, too. You Me At Six's bill-topping show in 2015 was spectacular, and Enter Shikari are another phenomenal British band who can (and most likely will) absolutely smash this.
BECAUSE WHO KNOWS - WE MIGHT EVEN HAVE NEW SHIKARI MUSIC BY THEN...
They're writing now. Sit tight, everyone.
...WE HOPE SO, BECAUSE THIS BAND HAS SOMETHING TO SAY
And it's never been more important. With the year planet Earth has been having, it seems a lot of people will need to belt out songs like 'Solidarity' more than ever.
PLUS, Y'KNOW, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DOING THAT HANDCLAP WILL NEVER BE A BAD THING
*CLAP* *CLAP* *CLAP*
IT'S GOING TO BE A PROPER SHOW
This isn't just four dudes playing songs. This band and this festival have always been about more than that. It's about a community, about celebrating a wonderful scene and doing it in the biggest, most fun way possible. See you in the pit.
The biggest ever Slam Dunk Festival takes place in May next year across three dates, and tickets are available NOW.
27 - SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS - BIRMINGHAM NEC
28 - SLAM DUNK NORTH - LEEDS City Centre
29 - SLAM DUNK SOUTH - HATFIELD Forum