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Sleeping With Sirens: "I fucking love festival season!"

Catch the band at Slam Dunk this weekend.
Published: 9:07 pm, May 24, 2018
Sleeping With Sirens: "I fucking love festival season!"
If you’re a fan of rock music, you’re probably gonna be hyped about Slam Dunk.

This year’s line-up has legit legends Jimmy Eat World, Good Charlotte, barnstormers PVRIS, Frank Carter & his Rattlesnakes, Taking Back Sunday, Twin Atlantic, the awesome Creeper, Every Time I Die and loads, loads more. Held across three legs over three days in Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham, it’s a late May bank holiday delight not to miss.

So, Dork sent our Slam Dunk Q&A to a few of the bands playing to figure out their plan for clean pants and stuff. First up, Sleeping With Sirens.

Hey Nick, how’s it going?
It’s going really well over here! Preparing for more touring overseas and hanging with you guys soon.

What have you guys been up to so far this year, are you having a good 2018?
We’ve been touring in support of our latest album, Gossip. That’s been on our main focus thus far in 2018. And we’ve actually been writing and recording a bit too. Just staying busy!

Are you ready for festival season? How do you prepare, is it just lots of rehearsing and stocking up on clean pants?
I fucking love festival season! No need for preparation. Just show up and have a good fucking time with friends. I thoroughly enjoy your festival season as opposed to the States’ festival season.

We can’t wait to see you at Slam Dunk - what have you got planned for your time over here? Are you going sightseeing?
We’ll be touring throughout Europe before we arrive at Slam Dunk and we hope to do some sight-seeing, but that’s always the hardest thing to do on tour with how hectic scheduling gets. Can you take us sight-seeing?

Do you have anything interesting on your rider for shows and festivals?
We keep it real simple with booze and tortilla chips. Festivals are a party. We treat our rider as such: if you were having friends over, what would you bring? Booze and tortilla chips.

How do you cope with all the travel of touring, it must get a bit boring stuck on planes and buses all the time?
Being surrounded by friends who you consider family makes it all better. It’s tough being away from family back at home, but the beauty of FaceTime has been a blessing on tour.

What else do you guys have coming up?
A fuck ton of touring. We have started writing and recording a bit, but I can’t say much else about it. See you guys soon! Let’s fucking party!

You can find out more about this summer's festival fun in Dork's Festival Guide 2018 - order your copy below. Slam Dunk will take place in Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham from 26th-28th May.





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