Postcards From Slam Dunk: Crown The Empire

Postcards From Slam Dunk: Crown The Empire

By Penny Bennett

Mar 6, 2018 11:56

Slam Dunk Festival, is back for its 12th year this May. We for one, can't wait

In the run up to the festival we are presenting ‘Postcards From Slam Dunk’, a series of quick fire Q+A’s with some of the bands set to appear at the event.

Next up we talk to Crown The Empire’s guitarist Brandon Hoover

How does it feel returning to Slam Dunk this year?

We’re stoked to be back, this years line up is sick af!

What do you enjoy most about playing festivals?

It’s the chance for us to play to an audience that might not know who we are or maybe have only heard one song. That’s always exciting to me. I like the challenge of having to prove ourselves to new people.

What are your favourite festival memories, either playing or attending?

Warped Tour is always the best, it’s almost like adult summer camp. It’s cool to me that you can put together bands that are in completely different genres and somehow make it all work together. Sad this year is the last!

How do you tailor your set for a festival compared to a regular show?

Our festival set will always be straight bangers. If it was a headliner, we would throw in some of the slower songs, maybe songs that aren’t that popular. But for a festival we don’t want to give anyone the chance to get bored. You want to make an impression that’ll last.

Which bands are you hoping to catch over the weekend?

Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday. I’ve been a fan of both bands ever since I was a kid and haven’t seen either of them live.

How was it touring with Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria, what was your favourite show of the tour?

The tour was so great! The package was really strong and AA/BVB both have die hard fan bases. The best show was in Milwaukee. We hadn’t played The Rave in years. It’s this venue that’s been around for like 100 years so there’s a ton of history to it and the crowd is always nuts. A close second would have to be Chicago

Slam Dunk Festival takes place across the May Bank Holiday weekend at the dates and venues below. Tickets are on sale now from the official Slam Dunk website.

26 LEEDS City Centre