Vans Warped Tour has just untied the laces on its last-ever festival lineup, and it’s an appropriately epic one.
ICYMI: The iconic travelling tour previously announced this year’s instalment will be its last “full cross-country run” in the US, signalling the end of an almost 25-year run for the punk rock summer camp.
The final Warped Tour lineup features a stack of huge bands across the metal, punk and hardcore scenes, including Taking Back Sunday, Sum 41, Asking Alexandria, Beartooth, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Underoath, All Time Low, Bowling For Soup, Don Broco, Silverstein, Everytime I Die, Falling In Reverse, Knuckle Puck and Motionless In White.
There’s also a monster Aussie presence, with homegrown bands including Tonight Alive, Chase Atlantic, Deez Nuts, In Hearts Wake, The Amity Affliction and, interestingly, With Confidence, who recently announced their live return following a brief hiatus in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.
Warped organisers are also promising some cameos from “additional special guests”, which has got gums flapping that some high-profile alum like Blink-182 or My Chemical Romance could be involved.
The final-ever Warped will run for 38 dates across the US, from 21st June to 5th August. Catch the full lineup for Vans Warped Tour 2018, below.
Founder Kevin Lyman has blamed a number of factors for the iconic roadshow’s sad demise, including an ever-changing festival industry, a shrinking pool of bands and declines in ticket sales in the teenage demographic.