Following their recent announcement that Deaf Havana will continue in their new formation as a duo, with brothers James and Matty Veck-Gilodi leading the charge, the band are now confirmed to play one of the most loved and regarded UK rock festivals. Deaf Havana will appear at Slam Dunk Festival next Summer alongside Alexisonfire, The Wonder Years and Meet Me At The Altar, plus many more. The number one pop-punk, rock and alternative festival in the UK, will take place in Leeds and Hatfield on 3rd and 4th June, respectively. Deaf Havana will perform to over 50,000 fans and tickets are on sale now here.
James has said, “After the nightmare past 2 years and the insane blow to the live/creative industry, words cannot describe how excited I am to play shows again, and even more so knowing that it’s Slam Dunk. This festival has been a place where I have always had a good time, but most importantly been to and played some of the most fun shows of my life. There are always a huge amount of friends there and I can’t wait to come back with a new, more focussed mindset.”
Early last year, Deaf Havana were ready to go their separate ways after a decade together, but then the pandemic hit and they had no choice but to stop. Despite the band making the tough decision to call it a day, Matty continued to write songs and it was this that brought him and brother James back together after a turbulent few months. The two-piece decided to continue as Deaf Havana, and are now eager to start this highly-anticipated chapter together.
Deaf Havana have risen through the ranks during their time as a band, earning themselves coveted accolades including three Top 10 albums in the Official Charts with Rituals, All These Countless Nights, and Old Souls. 2018 saw them play their biggest headline show to date at Brixton Academy, alongside appearances at festivals such as Reading & Leeds, Mad Cool and Pukkelpop. Since then, Deaf Havana have played a sold out German headline tour, their biggest UK headline tour and their debut festival headline slot, at 2000 Trees.