After 22 legendary seasons on the road, one of the most popular summer music festival tours in the country, Vans Warped Tour, will kick off the 2017 season on June 16 in Seattle, WA. The national festival will travel to 38 cities, coast-to-coast over a two-month stretch, closing out the 2017 festival in Pomona, CA on Aug. 6.
Founded by Kevin Lyman in 1995 with the goal of bringing skaters and punk rock music together, Vans Warped Tour has morphed over the years to keep up with the ever-changing diverse genres--pop-punk, street punk, ska-punk, metalcore, emo-pop, melodic hardcore, EDM, rap and hip-hop. Known for catapulting bands into the spotlight, Warped Tour is the stepping-stone for bands to share their sound with thousands of diehard rock and punk rock enthusiasts.
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Sponsored by Vans and Journeys, this year's summer celebration will feature over 90 artists performing on seven stages giving live music lovers an ample opportunity to see all of their favorite bands in one day. This year's run will appeal especially to metal heads with a whole slew of heavier acts showcased in the Warped Tour lineup such as GWAR, Hatebreed, Carnifex, Blessthefall, Anti-Flag, Attila and more.
Music makes people feel, it inspires people to go after their dreams and unites strangers as one. Experience some of the awe-inspiring moments of the Vans Warped Tour 2017. This high-energy event has quickly become a favorite within the Warped family, continuing to provide head banging chaos every year.
Vans Warped Tour supports a vast array of charitable organizations. If you would like to get involved, check out the full list of the 2017 participating non-profit organization here.
The full stage-by-stage lineup, entire U.S. festival routing, ticket and venue information, are available at the 2017 Vans Warped Tour website.
Text by Joshua Weesner of Stand Up Alone Productions
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