Punk takes Central Florida by storm this Saturday, July 2 as the 21st annual Van’s Warped Tour music festival makes it routine stop at Tinker Field.  Showcasing over 75 artists from the punk and pop-punk scene, legendary artists like Yellowcard, Good Charlotte, Neck Deep and Sum 41 will perform at the festival.

Sponsored by Journeys, Monster Energy, and of course Vans, each major sponsor will have their own stage at the event along with two other non-sponsored stages.  Tickets cost $40 plus service fees.  One complimentary ticket will be offered at the event to any parent chaperoning a minor during the event. Transportation for the event can be found through taxi services such as Uber, Lyft or Rallybus.  Self-parking is also an option.  No alcohol, firearms, knives, recording devices, or illegal substances are allowed at the show.

Starting in 1995 Warped Tour is North America’s longest running touring music festival, the United State’s largest music festival, and has showcased everything from rock to metalcore and hip hop.  Known for drawing outrageous crowds and massive success, notable bands like Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Eminem, and Green Day have performed within the festival.  The festival is know for skyrocketing the careers of previously unknown bands, as legendary artists like My Chemical Romance, Blink-182, Paramore and Katy Perry all found their big breaks through performances on the Tour.

At its roots the Tour is a festival for teenagers who enjoy punk music, so as a result the bands that perform on the Tour represent who’s popular in the eyes of the teen punk scene.   This year’s biggest headliners would have to be Sum 41 Good Charlotte and Yellowcard, all of which have been staples of the punk scene since the mid 90’s.  Newer bands like Neck Deep, From Ashes to New, Issues, and Falling in Reverse are also expected to draw in the masses.

By Carston Carasella

Hey, my name's Carston, and I'm a second year staffer at BoonePubs. My motto is fake it 'till you make it, and I love the movie Big Trouble in Little China. I'd love to travel to Minorca because that's where my ancestors are from. Some of my hobbies include working at the always wonderful Panera Bread, and writing. My hidden talent is that I can play guitar, and I wishfully hope to one day become mayor of Portland.

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