Festival Recap: Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Event In Mountain View, CA

On July 20-21, thousands of people descended upon Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA to say goodbye to the Vans Warped Tour at the final of three 25th anniversary events. It was a long weekend of music, skating, wrestling, and more.

People started moving into the event on Saturday morning and they were already excited for what lied ahead. For those that wanted to take in the whole festival, it was nice to get in as early as possible to navigate the festival grounds and check out the various merch booths, vendors, etc. before their favorite artists took the stage. This date featured performances from the likes of The Offspring, Bad Religion, August Burns Red, Wage War, Goldfinger, Simple Plan, Save Ferris, Anti-Flag, OFF!, Meg & Dia, Silent Planet, and tons more. These groups managed to bring in an unmatched energy that captured the spirit of the festival’s 25 year run. Every act was memorable for different reasons, whether it be The Offspring’s impeccable showmanship and comedic stage banter, Bad Religion’s killer musicianship, Anti-Flag’s inspiring words, or Wage War’s intense onslaught.

As day two arrived, there was no shortage of massive amounts of talent and positive vibes. This day included artists such as NOFX, who played an abbreviated set after some travel issues, Jawbreaker, The Used, Sum 41, The All-American Rejects, Atreyu, Andy Black (Black Veil Brides), Juliet Simms, Dance Gavin Dance, Thrice, Circa Survive, and more. Every artist had a different flair to them, helping to enhance the festival experience even more. This included the awesome dual vocal stylings of Dance Gavin Dance and Atreyu, amazingly powerful vocals from Simms, the entertaining and comedic nature of The All-American Rejects, the extremely energetic Sum 41, and the fun dancey vibe of Black.

Despite all these great things, the real highlight came at the end. NOFX’s flight got cancelled and they ultimately needed to get flown in on a private jet, before getting a police escort to the venue. However, they weren’t going to make it until 9:50, so organizer Kevin Lyman recruited a number of musicians to cover songs from the band until then. Members of Goldfinger, Sum 41, Thrice, Atreyu, The Used, The All-American Rejects, The Starting Line, etc. participated in the cool performance, which Lyman described as a drunken jam session, reminiscent of past Warped barbecues. They even had a fan, identified as Twitch, sing a song before Fat Mike ran out, much to the crowd’s delight.

Once NOFX took the stage, they powered through 11 tracks, before being told to stop, but it was awesome nonetheless. The band were hilarious, energetic, and they managed to give Warped Tour a proper send-off, regardless of the circumstances.

All in all, the whole weekend was a blast. There may have been a few hiccups at the very end, but it actually worked out by making everything even more memorable. The iconic “punk rock summer camp” has been bringing people together for 25 years and it ended the way it should have, with a community joined together by the power of music.

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Blink-182, The Used, Etc. Set For 2019 Back To The Beach Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for Travis Barker (Blink-182) and John “Feldy” Feldmann’s (Goldfinger) Back To The Beach festival. The event will take place at Huntington State Beach in Orange County, CA on April 27-28 and it will feature: Blink-182, The Used, Goldfinger, The Story So Far, Reel Big Fish, Anthony Green, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats, Less Than Jake, The Wonder Years, Save Ferris, Story Of The Year, The English Beat, Teenage Wrist, The Drowns, and Lowlives.

NOFX’s Fat Mike Announces Inaugural Camp Punk In Drublic

NOFX’s Fat Mike has announced the first-ever Camp Punk In Drublic. The event will take place on June 1-3 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, and it will feature music, craft beer tastings, campfire stories from punk legends, attractions such as Fatty’s Midnite Matinee late night movie theater, carnival games, etc. Here’s the daily lineups:

June 1 (Kickoff Party): Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, and Guttermouth. (followed by Campfire Stories with Fat Mike and NOFX).

June 2: NOFX, Pennywise, Goldfinger, Strung Out, Mad Caddies, Face To Face and Bad Cop / Bad Cop (followed by Campfire Stories with Keith Morris, Jello Biafra and friends).

Sunday, June 3: Rancid, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sick Of It All, Lagwagon, The Bouncing Souls, Street Dogs, and The Interrupters.

NOFX’s Fat Mike had the following to say:

“The thing about camping is that really nothing can go wrong, because everything is already wrong. Punk rockers don’t really know how to camp. They know how to wear hoodies, drink, and lean on each other. The good thing is that we got a lot of generators and an unlimited supply of kegs (some are even full of beer). Hey Coachella and Bonnaroo and Burning Man …Watch what happens at CAMP Punk In Drublic. I can almost guarantee that our festival is gonna be way lamer and stupider than yours…That’s the point!…Well, I think that’s the point. Wait, punk rock doesn’t have a point?”

Rancid’s Tim Armstrong also commented:

“Fat Mike gathered up some of my favorite bands and people to hang out in the middle of Ohio. Rancid can’t wait to be a part of the first Camp Punk In Drublic. We’re looking forward to telling stories around the campfire with you guys!”

Pennywise’s Fletcher Dragge continued:

“Wait, I get to run amok with a bunch of drunk punk rockers into the wee hours of the night? Have you ever seen a 300 lb man do a belly flop on a pup tent? Well you will…game on! People who are insane enough to stay through the night better get their troops together…me and Fatty are coming for you!!”

A limited quantity of Early Bird tickets for Camp Punk In Drublic Camping, Craft Beer & Music Festival go on sale Friday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

Arizona Date Added To NOFX’s “Punk In Drublic” Festival Tour

NOFX have added another date to their Punk In Drublic music and beer festival tour. Here’s the updated schedule:

09/16 – Tacoma, Wash. @ America’s Car Museum (feat. NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Bad Cop Bad Cop, and more)
09/17 – Boise, Idaho @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater (feat. NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Bad Cop Bad Cop, and more)
10/14 – Concord, Calif. @ Concord Pavillion (feat. NOFX, Flogging Molly, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Get Dead, and more)
10/15 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Bonney Field (feat. NOFX, Flogging Molly, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Get Dead, and more)
10/21 – Avondale, Ariz. @ Fear Farm Festival Grounds (feat. NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Authority Zero, Guttermouth, and more)
10/28 – Huntington Beach, Calif. @ Sea Legs Live Festival Site (feat. NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Strung Out, Dickies, Ignite, DI, and more)

The following was said about the festival:

“Created from the mind and liver of NOFX’s frontman Fat Mike and named for NOFX’s classic Punk In Drublic album, which has sold over one million copies. This Punk In Drublic festival date will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings featuring over 100 craft beers, including some of California’s best and local favorites. Craft beer tastings are included with admission. Festival hours will be Noon – 9:00 PM. Complimentary tastings last until 4pm. After 4pm, we will have several types of beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks on hand to serve you drinks to purchase. To celebrate Punk In Drublic, Fat Mike teamed up with craft beer pioneers Stone Brewing to brew their very own Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager, which will be available in cans only in the festival markets. This collaboration is a huge show of support by Stone, as it marks the first time ever that Stone has worked with a musician for a can release. They’ve even included the festival tour date on the back of each can. This is a first-of-its-kind level of commitment from a brewery partner for a festival tour.”

NOFX Announce “Punk In Drublic” Festival Tour

NOFX have announced that they will be heading out on a Punk In Drublic music and beer festival tour. Here’s the dates:

09/16 – Tacoma, Wash. @ America’s Car Museum (feat. NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Bad Cop Bad Cop, and more)
09/17 – Boise, Idaho @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater (feat. NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Bad Cop Bad Cop, and more)
10/14 – Concord, Calif. @ Concord Pavillion (TBA)
10/15 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Bonney Field (TBA)
10/28 – Huntington Beach, Calif. @ Sea Legs Live Festival Site (TBA)

The following was said about the festival:

“Created from the mind and liver of NOFX’s frontman Fat Mike and named for NOFX’s classic Punk In Drublic album, which has sold over one million copies. This Punk In Drublic festival date will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings featuring over 100 craft beers, including some of California’s best and local favorites. Craft beer tastings are included with admission. Festival hours will be Noon – 9:00 PM. Complimentary tastings last until 4pm. After 4pm, we will have several types of beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks on hand to serve you drinks to purchase. To celebrate Punk In Drublic, Fat Mike teamed up with craft beer pioneers Stone Brewing to brew their very own Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager, which will be available in cans only in the festival markets. This collaboration is a huge show of support by Stone, as it marks the first time ever that Stone has worked with a musician for a can release. They’ve even included the festival tour date on the back of each can. This is a first-of-its-kind level of commitment from a brewery partner for a festival tour.”

Lineup For 2017 Vans Warped Tour Officially Revealed

The lineup for the 2017 Vans Warped Tour has officially been revealed. Check it out below.

Journey’s Left Foot Stage:

Attila (06/16 – 07/02, 07/06 – 08/06)
CKY
Bowling For Soup (06/27 – 07/02, 07/26 – 07/27, 07/29, 07/30)
Futuristic (06/16 – 06/23, 06/25 – 08/06)
Hawthorne Heights
I Prevail
Julie Vera
New Years Day
Never Shout Never (throwback set) (06/27 – 07/07)
Sammy Adams (06/16 – 07/28, 08/01 – 08/06)
Watsky (06/17 – 07/14, 07/16-07/18, 07/20, 07/21, 07/23 – 08/06)

Hard Rock Stage:

The Adolescents
The Alarm (07/07 – 07/16, 08/04 – 08/06)
Anti-Flag (06/27 – 07/24)
The Ataris (06/16 – 08/01)
Bad Cop / Bad Cop (06/16 – 08/06)
The Dickies (06/16 – 06/22, 06/24, 06/25)
Dollskin (06/16 – 06/25)
Fire From The Gods
Municipal Waste (06/16 – 07/02, 07/06 – 08/06)
Sick Of It All (06/21 – 08/06)
Strung Out (06/16 – 07/11, 08/04 – 08/06)
The Suicide Machines (07/18 – 07/21)
T.S.O.L. (07/22 – 08/06)
Valient Thorr

Skullcandy Stage:

Alestorm (06/21 – 08/06)
Bad Seed Rising (06/16 – 07/04)
Barb Wire Dolls
Big D And The Kids Table (07/06 -07/16)
Microwave
Riverboat Gamblers (07/29 – 07/30)
Sonic Boom Six
Stacked Like Pancakes (07/16 – 08/06)
Street Dogs (07/06 – 07/16)
Twilight Creeps (08/04 – 08/06)
War On Women
The White Noise
William Control

Full Sail Stage:

Bad Omens (07/04 – 07/24)
Boston Manor
Carousel Kings (06/16 – 07/04)
Courage My Love
Creeper
The Dukes (06/27 – 07/02)
Eternal Boy (07/14)
The Fantastic Plastics (06/16 – 07/02)
Farewell Winters
Feeki
The Gospel Youth
Knocked Loose
Montage (07/18)
Movements
Naked Walrus (06/23 – 06/24)
One Last Shot (07/07 – 07/10)
Playboy Manbaby (06/22 & 08/06)
Sarah and The Safe Word (06/29)
Separations (07/06 – 07/24)
Shattered Sun (07/26 – 08/06)
tiLLie (07/26 – 08/06)
Trophy Eyes
The Waves (07/18)

Monster Mutant North Stage:

The Acacia Strain
Being As An Ocean
Candiria (06/21 – 08/06)
Counterparts
Fit For A King
Hatebreed (06/21 – 08/06)
Silent Planet
Stick To Your Guns (06/16 – 07/02, 07/06 – 08/06)
Sylar

Monster Mutant South Stage:

After The Burial
Blessthefall
Carnifex
Emmure
Gwar
Hundredth
Silverstein
Sworn In
Too Close To Touch

Journey’s Right Foot Stage:

American Authors (06/16 – 07/19, 07/21 – 08/06)
Andy Black
Beartooth (06/28 – 08/06)
Dance Gavin Dance
Goldfinger (06/16 – 06/17. 08/04 – 08/06)
Hands Like Houses
Memphis May Fire
Neck Deep
Our Last Night
Save Ferris (06/22 – 08/01,08/05)
Streelight Manifesto (06/24)

It is worth noting that Kevin Lyman said there will be some surprise acts at select shows as well.

Tour Dates:

06/16 Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
06/17 Salem, OR – Oregon State Fairgrounds
06/21 Albuquerque, NM – Balloon Fiesta Park
06/22 Phoenix, AZ – Fear Farm Festival Grounds
06/23 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel And Casino
06/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fair
06/25 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
06/27 Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fair
06/28 New Orleans, LA – Shrine On Airline
06/29 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
06/30 Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
07/01 St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Waterfront Park
07/02 West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
07/04 Wilmington, NC – Legion Stadium
07/06 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/07 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/08 Long Island, NY – Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
07/09 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
07/10 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
07/11 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
07/12 Mansfield, MA – XFINITY Center
07/13 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lakes Amphitheater
07/14 Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
07/15 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/16 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/19 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/20 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
07/21 Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace Of Auburn Hills
07/22 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/23 Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
07/24 Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater
07/26 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/27 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Amphitheater
07/28 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/29 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
07/30 Houston, TX – NRG Park
08/01 Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University
08/04 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/05 San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium
08/06 Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex

Rammstein, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bullet For My Valentine, The Offspring, Megadeth, Etc. Set For 2017 Montebello Rockfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2017 Montebello Rockfest. The event will take place in Montebello, QC on June 22-25, and it will include: Rammstein, Queens Of The Stone Age, Iggy Pop, Alexisonfire, The Offspring, Megadeth, Wu-Tang Clan, Bullet For My Valentine, At The Drive-In, AFI, 311, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Good Charlotte, The Specials, Eagles Of Death Metal, Thursday, Parkway Drive, Meshuggah, Killswitch Engage, Dee Snider, Face To Face, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Good Riddance, Belvedere, August Burns Red, Soulfly, All That Remains, P.O.D., Born Of Osiris, Protest The Hero, Jello Biafara & The Guantanamo School Of Medicine, Sham 69, Discharge, Conflict, Les Sherrif, Reverent Horton Heat, Agent Orange, Craig’s Brother, Entombed A.D., Ensiferum, TesseracT, Monoc’ Serge & Anonymus, Grimskunk, Deadly Apples, Kataklysm, Exterio, M U D I E, Terror, Converge, American Nightmare, Ignite, No Warning, Sworn Enemy, Backtrack Lucero, Pup, Basement A Wilhelm Scream, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder, The Unseen, Adhesive, Frenzal Rhomb, The Living End Down By Law, The Dreadnoughts, Dayglo Abortions, Breakdown Of Sanity, Norma Jean, Volumes, Blind Witness, Pepe Et Sa Guitare, The Birthday Massacre, Blessed By A Broken Heart, Death Before Dishonor, and more.

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