The lineup for this year includes not only current favorites and promising up and comers, but a deep list of legacy acts spanning the tour’s 23 year history. Sick Of It All, CKY, GWAR, The Adolescents, Hatebreed, Emmure, Anti-Flag, The Ataris and many others confirmed as the tour celebrates its history of punk rock, metal, hardcore and more. Contemporary acts include Andy Black, American Authors, Beartooth, Dance Gavin Dance, Jule Vera, I Prevail, Neck Deep, New Years Day, Memphis May Fire and War On Women.
The Vans Warped Tour is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. Originally conceived by founder Kevin Lyman in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival, with a focus on punk rock, over the years the tour has grown to include a multitude of genres, including metal, hip hop, reggae, pop and more. It remains one of the best tours to attend to discover emerging acts, to learn more about wonderful non-profits and companies who are working to make a positive impact on the world that surround them, and to meet like-minded friends.