- Tori Stromberg
- Staff Writer
Spring only just began, but the announcement of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour lineup Tuesday might increase anticipation for summer.
The lineup was announced through a live stream from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla. This tour is bringing back old pop punk favorites, as well as plenty of metal and hardcore edge.
Headlining Warped Tour this year are bands that helped build the Warped Tour foundation, as Good Charlotte, Sum 41, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Falling in Reverse and New Found Glory will grace the stage for the 42-date show from June 22 to Aug. 13.
Plenty of metal bands will be performing as well.
Names like Bullet for My Valentine, Motionless in White, Every Time I Die, and Whitechapel will be joining the festivities to help fill out the heavier side of this year’s concert.
Warped Tour is also catering classics like the electronic duo 3OH!3 and the rock band that made Juliet check yes, We The Kings.
Other members of the rock n’ roll party will be Yellowcard and The Maine.
Vans Warped Tour is also working with Pandora to help listen to some of these mysterious groups. A mixtape of more than 150 tracks from the bands on tour this year will be exclusively available on Pandora.
This is something brand new for the tour approaching this summer. Also, the Warped online store is offering fans a chance to customize their own tie-dye shirts for the music festival.
This year’s Warped Tour will be in Pennsylvania July 11 in Scranton at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain and July 15 in Burgettstown at the First Niagara Pavilion.
It will also be making a stop in Camden, N.J., July 8, right across the Delaware River from Philadelphia.
Tickets are on sale now, and the full list of tour dates and the entire lineup are available at vanswarpedtour.com.