Warped Tour 2016 Happenings and First Stop Locals

Warped Tour 2016 Happenings and First Stop Locals

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The largest touring festival in the world known as the Vans Warped Tour is quickly approaching, and the year 2016 is probably going to be one of the greatest yet! With returning veteran artists such as Four Year StrongGood CharlotteYellowcard, Sum 41New Found Glory, and more, Warped will no doubt be surrounded with awesome, fun-filled mayhem. Of course, we can’t possibly forget about all the new talent that continuously joins the line-up every year. In my opinion, one of the best parts of Warped is discovering acts that perhaps you’ve never heard of, and maybe having one or two become new favorites once the festivities are over. All that aside, though, there are tons of other activities and such that you can immerse yourself in while Warped is in your city. From sponsored games, to meet and greets with artists, to awesome workshops set up by The Entertainment Institute, there is never a dull moment. Without a doubt, every penny spent on your ticket is entirely worth it. All that being said, let’s actually get into what this year promises to bring.

First off, let me just say that this tour evolves into something bigger and better every year that it rolls around. There is never a shortage of great artists, and deserving acts get their chance to really shine for the first time. This year, added to all of the amazing acts, there will be the always special sponsors, non-profits, and more helping to make Warped even better. Just a few of the great new and returning people involved are the following (images and descriptions provided by the official Warped Tour website):

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Action for Animals is an educational organization that works to promote positive change in the ways people view and treat animals. Because every animal has the right to live his or her life free from exploitation.

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A Voice For The Innocent is a community of support for people affected by rape/sex abuse. Share your story anonymously and learn more at AVFTI.org.

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With a focus on creativity, problem-solving, and hands-on learning, Full Sail University’s degree programs prepare passionate students for roles in entertainment, media, the arts, and technology.

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Hope For The Day (HFTD) focuses on suicide prevention and mental health education through self-expression platforms to achieve outreach, education, and prevention. It’s ok not to be ok, have hope.

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Support Tattoos and Piercings at Work – Promoting work ethic, values, and character over looks! “My body is not my resume.”

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Spend 40 minutes in a small group conversation with some of your favorite artists playing on the Vans Warped Tour. Workshops range from instrument lessons to in depth conversations about touring, life hardships, music, and much more!

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BlackCraft Cult is based out of Southern California. We hope our products will encourage you to believe in yourself and create your own future. We are firm believers that you don’t need God in order to be a good person and do positive things for others.

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Feed Our Children NOW! We’re youth helping youth. We feed children in need today and work to help create a better future for all young people.

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Keep A Breast is a nonprofit organization w/ a mission to empower young people around the world w/ breast health education & support.

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peta2 is the world’s largest youth animal rights group, kicking butt for animals one day at a time!

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To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inspire, inform and also invest directly into treatment and recovery.

Again, that is only a handful of the sponsors that will be at every stop of the Vans Warped Tour this year. The rest can be found on the official website, of which I encourage everyone to take a look at.

Along with sponsors will be super fun activities that everyone can participate in while waiting for their most anticipated artists to go onstage. A very special activity that is brand new this year is known as Monster Energy Party Zone. Presented by Warped sponsor alumni Monster Energy, this event will feature matching, side-by-side stages of non-stop heavy music from bands such as Atreyu, Every Time I Die, Motionless In White, The Color Morale and Chelsea Grin. For fans like me who hold a special place in their heart for heavy music such as the listed bands and others, this new feature is especially exciting. Added to that, I hope that these types of bands gain more well-deserved recognition from newer generations of music fans through this experience.

With all this fun and excitement, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and forget some essentials. That being said, please feel free to check out the official Warped 101 rundown that is always available for free, so that you can learn about the best ways to successfully survive Warped Tour. Even if you’re a Warped veteran, it never hurts to refresh your memory!

Finally, with all of this fresh flavor that will be going down this summer, grab your tickets now so you don’t miss out! Please be sure to triple check that you are buying for the correct date, or chances are, you WILL be sorry! As always, though, have all the fun in the world and make plenty of memories! All tickets are currently available through the official Warped Tour website.

Now for those of you who will be at the first couple of dates of the tour, this most likely means that you live in Texas. Since the first official US date for Warped is on June 24th in Dallas, I’d like to showcase the state locals who will be performing this year…

Avion Roe
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Avion Roe is an American rock band from Dallas, Texas formed in 2011. They are currently signed to Epitaph Records.

Crown The Empire
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Crown The Empire is an American post-hardcore band formed in 2010 in Dallas, Texas.

Waterparks
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Waterparks is an American pop-punk band formed in Houston, Texas in 2011.

Be sure to check these bands out, whether you’re from Texas or not! Happy Warped Touring!

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