The lineup for 2017's Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, was revealed via a live webcast, direct from Full Sail Live, the performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. The lineup for this year includes not only up and comers, but also a list of legacy acts spanning the tour's 23-year history. Blessthefall, Memphis May Fire, Jule Vera, Stacked Like Pancakes and Microwave also attended the live stream and performed during the webcast.
Now in its 23rd year, in the tradition of celebrating the tour's musical roots, the lineup includes bands such as CKY, Sick Of It All, Municipal Waste, the Adolescents, Strung Out, T.S.O.L, Anti-Flag, Hatebreed and others, who are relevant in the punk, hardcore and metal core world.
Returning this year is the Mutant Party Zone, which will provide festival-goers with two stages dedicated to heavy music from bands such as the Acacia Strain, Being As An Ocean, Blessthefall, Carnifex, Fit For A King, GWAR and any more.
The Vans Warped Tour has been a place of music discovery and this year it continues to uphold that notion--the Full Sail Stage has up and comers like Boston Manor, Creeper, the Gospel Youth, Knocked Loose, Movements and Trophy.
"As we enter our 23rd year on the road, continuing our mission of music, philanthropy and education is what I look forward to most. The Vans Warped Tour is not for all, but every summer I look forward to seeing those fans who do chose to come and engage and be a positive force in our community," said founder Kevin Lyman.
In addition, the tour continues to host a wide array of non-profits and educational workshops for attendees. Teens With a Purpose, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Donate Life New England, Planned Parenthood, Keep A Breast, Testicular Cancer Foundation and Project HEAL, just to name a few. Fans can see bands as well as become educated on these causes and how they can help.
Sierra Lyman comments, "Music has inspired change and social change has inspired music. Since its inception the Vans Warped Tour created a place where fans are not only inspired by their favorite artists, but also inspired to work with a cause they care about. This is pushed even further by opening up musicians to causes they never even knew about. By creating this community of nonprofits we are able to connect fans with their favorite musicians and also inspire some good in the world."
The Entertainment Institute will return to the 2017 tour as well, hosting educational workshops and Q+A's hosted by successful writers, artists and photographers. A full listing of the guru's hosting each workshop is available at thinktei.com/warpedtour.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit vanswarpedtour.com.
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