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Published: 16:03 BST, 2 March 2018 | Updated: 16:03 BST, 2 March 2018
The lineup for Vans Warped Tour 2018 has been revealed, with bands such as Sum 41, Bowling for Soup and Simple Plan being announced for the final, full cross country run of the festival.
The Warped Tour was started by Kevin Lyman, a live music events organiser and producer, in 1995 and has gone on to become the longest-running touring festival in the US, attracting 750,000 fans a year.
The festival has seen a slate of influential performers grace its stages. The likes of Katy Perry, Beck, blink182, Eminem and Black Eyed Peas all performed at Vans Warped Tours down the years.
Leanne Bowes of Shiragirl attends 2018 Vans Warped Tour Kick Off Event at Vans Global HQ
The festival became known as the Vans Warped Tour in its second year, in 1996, when the brand began to sponsor it, paying Lyman 0,000, as well as a further 0,000 to buy the rights to tour merchandise back from Sony Signatures.
The sponsorship, according to Lyman allowed the festival to go on: ‘We just survived the second year,’ after promoters hesitated following the first year’s financial loss.
However, over two decades later, the Vans Warped Tour is still going, and although Lyman revealed that 2018 would be the festival’s final cross-country run, he did hint at a special celebration next year: 'Today, with many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that next year will be the final, full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour.
'I sit here reflecting on the tour’s incredible history, what the final run means for our community, and look forward to what’s to come as we commemorate the tour’s historic 25th anniversary in 2019.'
Here is all you need to know about the Vans Warped Tour 2018 including its lineup, tickets, dates and venues.
When is the Vans Warped Tour 2018?
The 2018 Vans Warped Tour starts in Pomona, California on Thursday June 21 and ends on Sunday, August 5 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
There will also be two dates in Chibu, Japan: Saturday, March 31 and Sunday April 1.
What is the Vans Warped Tour 2018 lineup?
The Vans Warped Tour 2018 includes bands such as Sum 41, Taking Back the Sunday, 3OH!3, as well as Bowling for Soup, Frank Turner and Less Than Jake.
Bands such as Sum 41 and Falling in Reverse will play certain dates rather than the whole tour. The full line up can be found on the Vans Warped Tour 2018 site.
How to buy Vans Warped Tour 2018 tickets
General Admission tickets can be purchased for individual dates on the Vans Warped Tour 2018 ticket page. Ticket prices start from , depending on location.
Certain General Admission tickets will go on sale on March 8, 2018.
It is also possible to buy special bundles that include a General Admission ticket and an Exclusive Lithograph Print among other things. These can be purchased here.
Vans Warped Tour 2018 also offers Express Entry wristbands to skip the line to get into the festival for those who donate certain things to Feed Our Children Now! These things include three canned goods, a donation or a used cellphone.
What are the 2018 Vans Warped Tour locations?
The full list of the Vans Warped Tour dates and locations is:
6/21 POMONA, CA
6/22 SAN DIEGO, CA
6/23 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
6/24 VENTURA, CA
6/26 PHOENIX, AZ
6/29 LAS VEGAS, NV
6/30 SALT LAKE CITY, UT
7/01 DENVER, CO
7/03 ST/ LOUIS, MO
7/05 BONNER SPRINGS, KS
7/06 DALLAS, TX
7/07 SAN ANTONIO, TX
7/08 HOUSTON, TX
7/10 NASHVILLE, TN
7/12 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
7/13 CAMDEN, NJ
7/14 HOLMDEL, NJ
7/15 HARTFORD, CT
7/16 PITTSBURGH, PA
7/17 TORONTO, ON
7/18 CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH
7/19 CINCINNATI, OH
7/20 DETROIT, MI
7/21 CHICAGO, IL
7/22 MINNEAPOLIS, MN
7/23 MILWAUKEE, WI
7/24 INDIANAPOLIS, IN
7/25 DARIEN CENTER, NY
7/26 SCRANTON, PA
7/27 MANSFIELD, MA
7/28 WANTAGH, NY
7/29 COLUMBIA, MD
7/31 CHARLOTTE, NC
7/31 ATLANTA, GA
8/02 CHARLOTTE, NC
8/04 TAMPA, FL
8/05 WEST PALM BEACH, FL