"We want to thank you all for your patience, understanding and support in what has been a hell of a year. We can’t wait to get back to it!"
After offering up an update at the start of the month, it has been confirmed that Slam Dunk Festival will now be taking place in September.
The news comes in light of an update from the UK government on when large live events are allowed to come back, which is June 21. The festival was scheduled to take place on May 29 and 30.
You can read a short statement from festival director Ben Ray below:
"As we now have the clear guidance we needed, will be soon be announcing that Slam Dunk Festival 21 will be moving back from May to September. Thanks all for your continued support."
As we now have the clear guidance we needed, will be soon be announcing that Slam Dunk Festival 21 will be moving back from May to September. Thanks all for your continued support.— Ben Ray (@realbenray) February 23, 2021
And now the festival have given a further update confirming the dates that the festival will be taking place.
You can read that in full below:
“We know that after the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, many of you will now be looking forward to retuning to normal over the getting back to enjoying gigs, club nights and festivals! Whilst we welcome the new laid out in the roadmap, it does unfortunately seal the fate of Slam Dunk Festival not happening over May Bank Holiday Weekend.
We predicated as much much and have, of course, been working hard on rescheduled dates. So, we are very pleased to say that Slam Dunk Festival will now take place on:
NORTH - Sat 04 Sept @ Temple Newsam
SOUTH - Sun 05 Sept @ Hatfield Park
All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new dates. Hopefully moving back to September will allow enough leeway should there be any delays to the current roadmap. We are also very happy to say the vast majority of the line-up will be staying with us for September, and a line-up announcement will be coming shortly. Your ticket provider will be in touch soon to confirm the next steps and assist you if you cannot make the new dates.
We want to thank you all for your patience, understanding and support in what has been a hell of a year. We can’t wait to get back to it!
Team SDF xo”
Slam Dunk Festival 2021— Slam Dunk Festival (@SlamDunkMusic) February 23, 2021
North - Saturday 4th September
South - Sunday 5th September
All original tickets remain valid. pic.twitter.com/WyjwfKrZuX
So to confirm those dates again:
04 - LEEDS Temple Newsam
05 - HATFIELD Hatfield Park