NewsWritten by Mike Hohnen on June 27, 2013
UPDATE: Warped Australia 2013 lineup here now! Check it out!
It’s taken some time but organisers behind Vans Warped Tour’s triumphant return to Aussie stages have now 100% locked in a date for the lineup announcement. Wednesday 10th July is when it will all go down so there are a few sleeps still to go, but Christmas in July will be a real thing this year.
There has been some considerable back and forth between AJ Maddah and punters in regards to the line up announcement, with many dates being suggested, though this is the most confident response yet.
Much of the anticipation comes from the fact that, so far, the line up has remained totally airtight. No bands have leaked their involvement (that we know of…) and the most we’ve got out of the normally very chatty promoter is a bunch of highly likely and likely acts. It’s simply driving us insane.
So put this reminder in your diary (phone, tablet, laptop – the more the better) and prepare for big things.
Gallery: Know your Vans Warped Tour Australia lineup – first announcement
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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.