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Preview: alternative festivals happening this summer

Slam Dunk Festival – Hatfield University – Sunday 27th May

This year’s Slam Dunk festival takes place at Hatfield University on Sunday 27th May, and is headlined by Taking Back Sunday. With over 40 other bands playing including The Blackout, Motion City Soundtrack and Funeral for a Friend all spread across 7 stages, £32.50 for a ticket is unbelievably great value. For the complete line-up, venue information and ticket details please visit

NASS Festival – Bath and West Showground, Somerset – 6th to 8th July

Bath’s very own extreme sports/Drum and Bass/Metal festival is returning this year bigger and better than ever. With headliners across 5 stages including Sum 41, DJ Fresh (LIVE), Doctor P and While She Sleeps, there is a great mixture of music on offer. If that’s not enough, there will also be various Skateboarding and BMX events occurring over the weekend. With weekend tickets costing only £79, it is one of the cheaper festivals available this summer, with plenty of variety on offer. Please visit for more details.

Vans Warped Tour – Alexandria Palace, London – Saturday 10th November

For the last 13 years, the US have been enjoying the Vans Warped Tour party at the UK’s expense. 2012, however, sees the tour return to the UK with Lostprophets and Bring Me the Horizon topping the bill.  Also set to play over 4 different stages are 3OH!3, Architects, New Found Glory, Bury Tomorrow and many more. Don’t let the winter weather put you off, as the fantastic indoor Alexandria Palace will host the festival vibe without the pouring rain. For details on the first announcement and ticket details please visit