You Me At Six is set to headline this year’s Slam Dunk Festival at Leeds University on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 24. After their electrifying set in 2008 and their rise as pop-rock favourites in the UK, the Surrey quintet were asked to return and headline the one-day festival by organizers.
While American bands have dominated the festival in past years, UK bands are now prevailing with The Blackout, In Case of Fire, We Are The Ocean and The Ghost Of A Thousand performing, to name a few. Other acts confirmed on the bill include Cobra Starship, We The Kings, The King Blues, Anti Flag, Sing It Loud, Hexes and Hundred Reasons.
In its 4th year, Slam Dunk Festival will play host to 40 bands across 6 stages, running from 3pm until 11pm. There will also be an aftershow running until 3am.
About You and me at six.
You Me At Six are a 5-piece rock/ pop/punk band from Weybridge, Surrey who formed in 2005. The five piece played locally until early 2007 when spring support slots with Saosin at Leeds Cockpit (03.05.07) and later Paramore at the Colchester Arts Centre (10.06.07) saw them attract media attention from the likes of Kerrang, Musicscoop and NME. In July 2007 they supported Tonight Is Goodbye on their summer tour along with Death Can Dance and then later that month were featured in Kerrang magazine in their new music section. The group were then recruited as support for firstly Fightstar on their September tour and then Elliot Minor in October 2007. Following their return from those tours they headlined a special Halloween show at the Kingston Peel with support from notable local acts such as Consort With Romeo and We Have A Getaway. In October of 2007 they released their debut single “Save It For The Bedroom” on Slam Dunk Records and then went on their first headline tour with support from Flood Of Red playing six dates across the country. In December 2007 the band were announced as support for The Audition’s February 2008 UK tour. You Me At Six were also nominated for Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards 2007, the category eventually went to Gallows, and headlined the London KOKO whilst playing Klub Kerrang. On December 10th 2007 the band added the B-side to their single “Save It For The Bedroom”, “You’ve Made Your Bed” onto their official myspace.