The legendary Vans Warped Tour has announced the final ever line-up set to grace its stages this summer. The North American travelling festival will undertake its final cross-country run this summer, coming to an end after more than two decades of showcasing the best music the alternative music spectrum has to offer.

Today (1 March) serves as the culmination of months of speculation and anticipation, with the team behind the renowned festival unveiling its entire 2018 line-up. Ahead of the announcement, organizers promised surprises and throwbacks to the festival’s golden days. One glance of the initial line-up shows exactly that, mixing hefty doses of nostalgia with a promising mix of artists who probably wouldn’t be here today without the longstanding legacy which Warped Tour has built up over the years. Say what you like about the festival, but there’s no denying that nothing really quite comes close to the sense of community it has created in recent decades.

Notable names on this year’s line-up include bands who have managed to stand the alternative test of time. All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Simple Plan, The Used, Sum 41, Underøath and August Burns Red are just a small selection of the established artists whose appearance on this year’s run has been confirmed. Joining them are the likes of popular newbies As It Is, Knuckle Puck, State Champs, Don Broco, The Amity Affliction, Wage War and many more. 

The rest of the line-up is as follows: 3OH!3, Reel Big Fish, This Wild Life, Waterparks, Beartooth, Bowling For Soup, Frank Turner, The Interrupters, Movements, Real Friends, The Maine, Tonight Alive, We the Kings, Falling in Reverse, Four Year Strong, Less Than Jake, Taking Back Sunday, Chelsea Grin, Deez Nuts, Ice Nine Kills, Kublai Khan, My Children My Bride, Sharptooth, Twiztid, Silverstein, Dayseeker, Every Time I Die, Hail the Sun, Harm’s Way, In Hearts Wake, Motionless in White, Nekrogoblikon, Unearth, Knocked Loose, Assuming We Survive, Broadside, Capstan, Chase Atlantic, Dead Girls Academy, Doll Skin, Grayscale, Makeout, Palaye Royale, Phineas, Picturesque, Sleep on It, Story Untold, Trash Boat and With Confidence.

Check out the full line-up on the below poster, and note that certain acts will only appear in certain cities.

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This year, the festival will kick off in Pomona on 21 June, before coming to an undoubtedly emotional end in West Palm Beach on 5 August. Notable stops throughout include a hotly anticipated date in Ventura (24 June), this year’s only Canadian date (in Toronto on 17 July) and a trip to Warped Tour staple Cincinnati (19 July). Founder Kevin Lyman has already promised a whole host of special guests set to stop off unannounced in various cities, making Warped Tour’s curtain call all the more appealing to fans who want one last taste of unabashed, youthful live music.

The dates for this year’s Vans Warped Tour are as follows:

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
7/1 – Denver, CO
7/3 – St. Louis, MO
7/5 – Bonner Springs, KS
7/6 – Dallas, TX
7/7 – San Antonio, TX
7/8 – 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, CND
7/18 – Cincinnati, OH
7/19 – Cuyahoga Falls, 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
8/1 – Atlanta, GA
8/3 – Orlando, FL
8/4 – Tampa, FL
8/5 – West Palm Beach, FL

Get tickets for your Warped Tour date here.