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Slam Dunk Festival: Live Updates From Leeds

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 23 May 2015 at 22.35


Hello! We're on site at Slam Dunk North in Leeds. Scroll down for galleries, reviews and loads more good stuff. Check it.

2300: Yep, You Me At Six just obliterated Slam Dunk. Check out these stunning photos of their equally stunning headline set.

2135: This is happening. Yes, You Me At Six. Yes.


Holy throwback, @youmeatsixofficial.

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2125: Taking Back Sunday? Taking Back Sunday. Here's what Gav Lloyd made of their set.

"Taking Back Sunday have been around an awful lot longer than many of the fresh-faced bands playing today. However, the emotional rawness of new song 'Better Homes And Gardens' sums up why this band is so special. Many of us have screamed the lyrics to 'Cute Without The E' while trying to get over an ex. Today we're screaming them because it's fun."

2115: How do we describe Moose Blood's set? In emojis, duh.

2045: Lower Than Atlantis hit the main stage earlier. It looked a lot like this (okay, it looked exactly like this).

2030: This is a fairly accurate representation of what's going on at Taking Back Sunday right now.

1945: Birthday boy Gav Lloyd just got back from Lower Than Atlantis, and he was impressed.

"Mike Duce is one of the best songwriters the UK has at the moment. Need proof? Look no further than the set Lower Than Atlantis played today. No gimmicks, no nonsense, just great songs. Lots of great songs. Between 'Emily' and 'Beech Like The Tree', the quality doesn't drop for a second."

1935: Erm. Knuckle Puck don't do food like most other bands.


Errrrm. @knucklepuckil don't do food like other bands.

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1920: The #pushupsquad is out in full force for Don Broco.

1830: Neck Deep kicked up a storm on the main stage earlier. Here are some photos of them kicking up said storm.

1820: Meanwhile, at Crossfaith...

1810: Yep. Yep. Yep.

1730: Cody from Set It Off just high fived our faces.


We just bumped into Cody @setitoffband. He's very excited.

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1710: Yep, a lot of people watching Neck Deep. Here's what RS Deputy Editor David McLaughlin made of it all:
"At a festival, there's always that one 'buzz' band that it seems everyone wants to see. At Slam Dunk North, it would appear that Neck Deep are that band. They draw a huge crowd to the main stage and take to it as if they do this kind of thing all the time. With the noticeable step up in quality that new single 'Can't Kick Up The Roots' introduces, they might well get used to this size of audience too. Taking it all in their stride with a goofy charm and oodles of energy, this is nothing short of a massive victory. Slam Dunk MVPs? If anyone else is going to challenge for that honour, this is the set to beat."

1640: PVRIS looked (and sounded) huge on the main stage earlier. Feast your eyes on these photos.

1625: There are a lot of people watching Neck Deep.

1540: As It Is. Photos. Jumping. Smiling. Tongues. Full gallery.


1505: Rock Sound Deputy Ed David McLaughlin is picking his jaw up from the floor after watching PVRIS.
"It's all hype with Boston lot PVRIS, right? There's no way they can live up to the incredible expectation that's been placed on their shoulders in 2015, surely... WRONG. In Lynn Gunn, this band have a proper star in the making. When she sings she soars - unless she's spitting venom, in which case watch out. The songs are a bit special and all - 'St. Patrick' and 'My House' both sounding like vintage anthems already. *Swoon*"

Sounds like someone else is a fan, too...

1435: Planning on catching Thy Art Is Murder at some point? No? You, uh, you might want to change that...


Watch Thy Art Is Murder... or else.

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1430: This is a thing that is happening.

1405: As It Is at Slam Dunk - well worth the wait, as it happens. RS Reviews Editor Gav Lloyd reports in.

"Considering they entered a competition to play a couple of years ago, it's clear that Slam Dunk has been on the As It Is to-do list for a while. Patty Walters throws himself around the stage with the biggest grin on his face and an absolutely packed crowd belts out every word to 'Save Myself'. Job done."

Also, this. Just this.

1325: If you spot this banner at Slam Dunk, be sure to take a photo and tag us in it. You might win something cool...


Spotted this banner at Slam Dunk? Take a photo, tag us in it and you could win something cool...

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1315: Ben Barlow from Neck Deep is ready... are you?


This man's ready, are you?

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1300: It's Slam Dunk North day! Are you excited? We are excited.

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