The organiser of Slam Dunk South, the independent rock festival, has announced that the 2018 edition will take place at Hatfield Park, having outgrown its former home at the University of Hertfordshire.

More than twice the size of the previous location, Hatfield Park is located in the grounds of Hatfield House and is situated directly opposite Hatfield train station, making it easily accessible for festivalgoers.

Ben Ray, festival director, commented: “Slam Dunk Festival South has been taking place in Hatfield since 2010 so the town has truly become our home. Therefore, I am extremely happy we managed to find a new site still within the town. We are sad to leave the University however the event was selling out months in advance so we knew we had to move it and make it bigger due to demand from the fans.”

In 2018, Slam Dunk Festival will begin in Leeds, Millennium Square, before travelling to the new location of Hatfield Park, and finishing at the NEC in Birmingham.