When it comes to great rock music there is nothing better than finding events where some of the best bands come together to perform in one location and this is why audiences will flock to events of these kinds.
In many cases they take the form of the biggest summer festivals from T in the Park to Glastonbury but in other cases can take the forms of smaller events that still manage to attract a multitude of music lovers. So if you wish to witness some acclaimed and popular bands in one location, then getting hold of festival tickets is a must.
In the case of Slam Dunk all of the bands come together at two universities to showcase an array of songs that have made them popular over the years. The event has been running for many years, beginning at Leeds Millennium Square and then progressing to Leeds University, before the 2010 event grew in size to include the University of Hertfordshire as well. So now as many as ten thousand people can witness these bands and as the years go on it is likely to remain a popular and integral part of the festival season.
Back in 2006 when the event was held at the Millennium Square, Slam Dunk featured acts such as Fall Out Boy, who had been wowing audiences at other festivals at the time, as well as Hundred Reasons and more. Throughout the day audiences relished in the sights and sounds on offer and people would continue to flock to the event in later years. So by 2008, when the one-day festival returned, the event had grown in size to include a multitude of other acts including Kids in Glass Houses, Fightstar, Cute is What we Aim For, We Are the Ocean and others, with 2009 seeing the likes of You Me at Six, Cobra Starship, The Audition and The Blackout, amongst others.
So it was only natural that the event would continue to grow and by 2010 the show was now being staged at two locations on separate days. So in May audiences at Leeds University and the University of Hertfordshire witnessed bands such as New Found Glory, Capdown, Alkaline Trio, Skindred and more. Fans at both locations were glad that they picked up festival tickets to witness some acclaimed bands all in one setting and it is likely that they will be back to witness the action once again in later years.
After all, when it comes to great rock music the best way to enjoy an array of bands is to witness them in one location, where they will undoubtedly put on a memorable show. Songs produced by these artists undoubtedly sound great on CD, but in a live setting where the atmosphere is awe-inspiring they are likely to sound their best.