Slam Dunk Festival Birmingham | Panic! At the Disco & More

Feels like its been a while since I've blogged and I've been out of the routine of it now and don't know where to start. Last week I traveled all the way to Birmingham, which is only 35 minutes by plane which isn't too bad. I traveled to go to Slam Dunk festival in the NEC Birmingham centre. We spent three days down there so there will be day one and two travel posts to go along with this but since this is the main reason for travelling I feel like this post is the most important to write. PS this will be a long post I'll try to keep it short and sweet.



Slam Dunk is a pop punk festival that Panic! At the Disco were headlining this year and I'm a huge fan so getting to see them with a lot of my other favourite bands meant I really wanted to go. The other bands I wanted to see were Moose Blood, Mayday Parade, As It Is, Real Friends and New Found Glory. I also got way too excited to go to a festival although it was indoors for the most part which I didn't know how to feel about but it was still great. We didn't realize that the queues into the festival were going to be so long, almost an hour, and we missed Moose Blood's set which was upsetting as they're such a good band. It was alright though because I've seen them live before but it was a disappointing start to the day. I'd definitely recommend them if you haven't heard them before, check them out here. 

  


   


The first band we got to see were Roam, which I've also seen live before but I don't really know much of their stuff but they're pretty good. We also got to see Mayday Parade who I'm a big fan of. They played songs like Three Cheers For Five Years and When You See My Friends which is one of my fave songs to jam out to. They were so good but we didn't get to see the full set lists of a few bands as you had to walk to other stages to see other bands which was a little annoying when you really wanted to see two bands that were on at relatively the same time. It was still good fun though.

   


   

   

The next few bands we got to see were As It Is who are so great and I loved seeing them live as I used to watch Patty Walters on Youtube and got to see him and Dottie in person which made me so happy as I'm a huge fan of both of them and their channels and music. We wandered around a few stages just checking out all the bands and listened to Zebrahead, New Found Glory and Memphis Mayfire. The food in the area wasn't really worth the money, even though I bought fries anyway, so we wandered off to the nearest TGI Fridays and grabbed some food before the main event of Panic! 



My outfit is a matching top and short two piece from Boohoo, supported by the necessary daisy chain  festival flower crown of course.


   

   


Panic! At the Disco was the last band to play on main stage at the same time as the Story So Far and others on different stages, but Panic! was the obvious choice to pick. They were the best band I've ever seen live. Brendon Urie's vocals are the best I've ever heard and he put on the most energetic and vibrant show I've been to. All the songs played made the crowd go crazy, they played songs from the new album like LA Devotee and also the classics like I Write Sins Not Tragedys and the Ballad of Mona Lisa. My favourites are This is Gospel and Miss Jackson. They also covered Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody which was literally like the original, only Brendon Urie could pull off a good cover of that song. Everything was so impressive and amazing. I don't see how anyone could not like this band. Overall Slam Dunk was amazing and there was so much talent and a great atmosphere.

Has anyone ever seen any of these bands live before or been to a previous Slam Dunk? Or is anyone going to any other festivals this summer?

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  1. Hi, I loved your entry! Seems like it was tons of fun.
    I've never seen any of those bands live but I'd love to. I was going to see a bunch of bands at a festival this summer but it got cancelled...ugh.

    Carmen x

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    1. Thank you! It was so so much fun! Oh you definitely need to try go to see them just for the atmosphere! No way that sucks! :( What festival was it? xx

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  2. Hey, I've spotted you on another girl's blog and decided to come and say hi! I've been enjoying reading your blog and would love it if you checked out mine. www.shoppingobsessive.blogspot.com
    Are you up for any collabs?
    Good luck!
    xox, The Shopping Obsessive

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    1. Hi there! Thanks, I will now! And I'm up for collabs if you'd like to! xx

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  3. Ah it looks like you had an amazing time lovely! I used to love Panic at the disco many, many years ago. I've never hears of slam dunk festival before! I live in Manchester & park life festival is on this weekend. It's raining so badly we've seen so many people return home & abandon the whole idea!

    Katie // Words By Katie

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    1. I did it was so good! I think everyone has loved Panic before, their new album is so much better than anything they've released before though! I only heard of it this year and realized I needed to go! Ohh that sounds so good! Rain adds to the atmosphere of a festival though! It's all part of the fun, even though you'll be soaked and cold! xx

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  4. GIRL how did I not know you had such good music taste?! I've been to Slam Dunk South twice and I'm gutted I missed it this year as the line up was so great! x
    britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah compliments on music tastes are the best! No way! I literally only heard of Slam Dunk this year but I will hopefully try to go like every year now! Aw it was so great you would've loved it, Panic and Mayday Parade were definitely highlights! Who were the headliners in previous years? xx

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  5. Oooh this looks and sounds incredible! My taste in music too. I haven't been to a festival in years mainly because one of the major ones in alternative type music called it quits and thus I haven't been overly thrilled since.

    Sxx
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    1. It was! It's the best type of music! Maybe you should go check out a few festivals and listen to some new bands you might enjoy them just as much! xx

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  6. I'm soooo jealous I love Panic! at the Disco I wanted to see them in Leeds but I went home that same weekend and missed them without even knowing???

    Lauren x | https://huggled.blogspot.com/

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    1. Who doesn't love Panic! At the Disco?! Aw no!! That sucks so much, I'm sure you'll get to see them soon though! Or you could be like me and travel abroad for them! xx

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  7. So jealous! Love As It Is and PATD and will finally see both of them live in Germany this year. :)
    <3 michelle // Champagne Copper

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    1. Oh that sounds super exciting! What part of Germany! Hope you have fun they're both so amazing live! xx

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