Slam Dunk is always a special Bank Holiday weekend of alternative and punk music and this year’s event promises to be more of the same.

With Enter Shikari celebrating 10 years of their seminal debut album ‘Take To The Skies’ over the three dates or We Are The Ocean calling time on their career, the festival is sure to be full with unmissable moments. Throw in some well known bands like Bowling For Soup, Don Broco, Deaf Havana and Neck Deep too and your itinerary is starting to take shape.

But, more than ever this year, Slam Dunk is bringing some of the best new bands around to Birmingham, Leeds and Hatfield for the weekend shenanigans and there may be a few names on the line-up you may not yet know but you need to check out. Here are a few to work into your plans: