This article was published in 2012.

Adding to this year's pop punk presence, Slam Dunk have announced the addition of 7 new bands to this year's festival bill.

After not having been over for years US pop punk veterans CARTEL came over to play last year and they loved it so much they are coming back!

Also returning for a second year will be emo rap superstar MC LARS.

Adding to an already stellar lineup of US pop punk, underground heroes NO TRIGGER and recent Epitaph signings HEARTSOUNDS. Upcoming UK pop punk bands DECADE and SAVE YOUR BREATH also join the bill. Last but not least, fast rising US power pop stars IT BOYS also join the Slam Dunk 2012 line up.

The seven new bands join the existing line up which included Taking Back Sunday, Architects, Every Time I Die, Cancer Bats, Set Your Goals, Make Do And Mend, The King Blues, Mayday Parade, Forever The Sickest Kids, The Audition, The Blackout, Motion City Soundtrack, Say Anything, Hit The Lights, The Story So Far, Lower Than Atlantis, While She Sleeps, Of Mice & Men, Don Broco, The Word Alive, For The Fallen Dreams, I See Stars and Upon A Burning Body.

Slam Dunk Festival takes place at Leeds University on 26th May 2012.

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