The 2013 Australian Vans Warped Tour line up announcement is finally here, featuring a swag of local and international acts joining the recently confirmed Simple Plan, including The Offspring, Australia Warped veterans New Found Glory, The Used, Parkway Drive and a stack more!
Every Warped features an array of acts and genres that evolved from classic punk rock, with scrappy local acts as well as scene veterans and stars of the moment, and in that venerable style this lineup features a mix of classic punk and newer core acts, including rumoured acts Tonight Alive, For All Those Sleeping, Kids In Glass Houses and The Dangerous Summer.
Vans Warped Tour was revived in Australia this year for the first time since ’02 by Warped top dog Kevin Lyman, capably assisted by Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah and his wealth of local knowledge. Since the announcement of the festival’s return back in February, the pair have been hand-crafting a festival especially tailored for Australian music lovers while still retaining that classic DIY Warped Tour spirit
Ticketing information was also revealed just last night – Warped tickets have been priced at $99+bf, and are set to go on sale next Thursday, 18th July.
As a special treat for those who stayed up and waited for this epic lineup, we’ve got an exclusive announcement interview from Warped features New Found Glory, who we spoke to just a few hours ago. Let them say hi as you check out the line up below!
The Offspring: punk rock, skate punk. OK, so they were just here for Soundwave, but get ready to do it all over again. The Offspring been kicking around since 1984 and they’re set to record another album in 2014, their first since leaving Columbia Records - prep for a revitalised band and new tunes!
Parkway Drive: metalcore, heavy metal. The Byron crew done good OS will play Warped Tour UK in November before heading home for the Down Under version.
Simple Plan: pop punk, pop rock. The French-Canadian legends should need no introduction. They’ve played at the US Warped Tour every year from 1999–2005, as well as in 2011. They're working on a new album too, so expect plenty of fresh tunes.
The Used: post hardcore, screamo. The Utah rockers are currently on Warped US, and are coming to Australia with brand-new EP, 'The Ocean Of The Sky', in hand.
New Found Glory: pop punk, punk rock. The 5-piece played last year’s Warped Tour UK as well as the last Warped Australia. Their first live album is slated for an October release.
Hatebreed: metalcore. The Connecticut quintet are bringing the heavy to Australian Warped Tour line-up, having last played the US version 15 years ago.
Tonight Alive: pop punk. One of our most successful musical exports of late, Tonight Alive drop their sophomore LP 'The Other Side' on 6th September.
H2O: Skate punk, hardcore punk. When the NYC fellas came here for Soundwave, we described them as “tough, straight-edge and ready to kick your ass”. Right on.
The Summer Set: pop punk. Currently on the US Warped Tour, the Arizona outfit released their latest album 'Legendary' back in April.
Kids In Glass Houses: alt rock, indie. The Welsh quintet will be here to promote studio album number four, 'Peace', which is due out 30th September – just enough time for you to learn all the words.
We Came As Romans: melodic metalcore, symphonic metal. The metal masterminds from Michigan will be back Down Under for the first time since supporting The Devil Wears Prada in 2011.
Man Overboard: Pop punk. Currently playing the US Warped Tour, Man Overboard are joining the Aussie Warped line-up to do what they do best – defend the honour of pop punk.
Crown The Empire: metalcore, post hardcore. Currently on the US Warped Tour, the Texan 6-piece released their debut full-length 'The Fallout' at the end of 2012.
The Dangerous Summer: pop punk, alt rock. The Maryland rockers played the US Warped Tour in 2011. They were forced to cancel an Aussie tour with Tonight Alive in 2012, so we’re mighty happy they’re heading back our way.
For All Those Sleeping: post hardcore. The Minnesotan outfit are heading our way to promote their last release 'Outspoken'.
Veara: pop punk. Veara, who named themselves after an unpleasant record store owner as a joke, played the US Warped Tour in 2011 and have a new record on the way called 'Growing Up Is Killing Me'.
Anarbor: alt rock, power pop. The outfit are US Warped Tour favourites, having played 2009, 2010 and 2013. Anarbor have long been rumoured for various Aussie festivals and are now officially headed our way this November.
Mallory Knox: post hardcore. The Cambridge 5-piece clan released their highly acclaimed debut album 'Signals' this year.
RDGLDGREEN: indie go-go. These blokes only formed in 2011 but have already worked with the likes of Dave Grohl and Pharell Williams, played this year’s SXSW festival and are currently playing the US Warped Tour off the back of their 'Red Gold Green' EP.
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Vans Warped Tour Australia 2013 tour dates
Friday, 29th November RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane Tix: Via Oztix
Saturday, 30th November Coffs Harbour, Showground Tix: Via Oztix
Sunday, 1st December Sydney, Barangaroo Tix: Via Oztix
Friday, 6th December Canberra, Exhibition Park Tix: Via Oztix
Saturday, 7th December Melbourne, Birrarung Marr Tix: Via Oztix
Sunday, 8th December Adelaide, Ellis Park Tix: Via Oztix