Enter Shikari have today been announced as the headliner for Slam Dunk Festival 2017.

After celebrating its 10th anniversary earlier this year the festival is set to return in May, the same year St Albans band Enter Shikari celebrates 10 years since their debut album. 

Across four studio albums and countless live shows, Enter Shikari have found their way into the forefront of British rock music.

Frontman Rou Reynolds says: “Slam Dunk is a festival that we’ve been attending from the very start - Slam Dunk South is actually on the campus of my old Uni in Hatfield.

"It's grown into one of the most important festivals in alternative music and it will be an absolute honour to headline it in 2017.”

A year after the festival’s own anniversary, the band celebrates 10 years since the release of their landmark debut Take To The Skies and are promising an exclusive UK festival set to honour the landmark.

“The fact that we get to reminisce and relive tracks we recorded so long ago, and that are still held dear by so many, is something I could have never anticipated back then and fills me with appreciation for everyone that has supported this band over the years,” says Rou.

“We’ll never write another album like Take To The Skies, as Enter Shikari isn't really a band that looks backwards, so to speak. But as this is a special occasion it’s important for us to recognise the importance of this album to us, and for the family of people who have supported us since those early days. On a purely selfish note, I cannot wait to play some of the tracks we haven’t played since 2007, or even ever.”

Slam Dunk Festival prides itself on being ‘a rite of passage for lovers of pop-punk and rock music’, offering three day-festivals in Hatfield, Birmingham and Leeds.

Details: slamdunkmusic.com