The Vans Warped Tour’s token red sign will be inflated for the last time this summer when the long-running festival takes its final bow.
The 24-year-old, summer-long, Kevin Lyman-led event — which once boasted acts like No Doubt, NOFX, Eminem, Bad Religion, Sublime, Blink-182, My Chemical Romance and Katy Perry — will span 28 dates, including local stops in Pomona on June 21, San Diego on June 22 and Ventura on June 24.
The cross-country festival, which runs June 21 through August 5, will include five stages, each boasting various acts in genres like punk, pop-punk, ska, metal, emo, indie, hip-hop and more.
This year, the lineup, announced March 1, will feature dozens of bands, including Warped veterans like Huntington Beach’s own Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, All Time Low, Four Year Strong, 3OH!3, Less Than Jake, Underoath, We The Kings, The Used, Tonight Alive and more.
Up-and-coming acts like State Champs, Trash Boat, Don Bronco, Grayscale, Waterparks, Real Friends and Movements will also perform. Long Beach duo This Wild Life will also return.
“I truly am happy to get the chance to travel around the country one more time to thank you for your support, and bring you another best day ever,” says Lyman in a press release.
The festival will also benefit a wide array of non-profits and offer educational workshops for attendees. New this year is the FEND Movement (Full Energy, No Drugs), which aims to empower youth to take a stand against opioids. A Voice For The Innocent, American Red Cross, Hope For The Day, Feed Our Children Now!, Living The Dream Foundation, To Write Love on Her Arms, and truth will also be involved all summer long.
Last month, the tour squashed rumors via Twitter regarding throwback bands fans wanted to see, like My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Blink-182 and All-American Rejects.
The speculation regarding those bands was quickly shot down when the Vans Warped Tour listed reasons why each of those artists wouldn’t be involved with the festival.
Early-bird tickets and super fan bundles are now on sale at www.vanswarpedtour.com, where a full lineup and a complete list of dates are also listed.
Full lineup below:
By day, Brittany covers hard-hitting city news in San Diego. By night, she’s prowling the Orange County music scene, and is usually a regular attendee of local ska and punk shows. Reporting and music have always been Brittany’s passions. She wrote for her middle school and high school newspapers and studied journalism at Cal State Long Beach, where she graduated in 2012. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her French Bulldog, watching probably too many Disney movies for someone her age and napping.