Our All-Time Fantasy Vans Warped Tour Lineup

Since 1996, the Vans Warped Tour has been a staple of punk and youth culture all over the world, uniting kids of all stripes under the violent heat of the sun one day out of the year in cities across the map. The traveling festival is responisble for breaking bands worldwide, like My Chemical Romance and Blink-182, while also fostering younger bands along the way.

The Warped Tour also manages to link today's fans with older acts that most of these kids would only know from older YouTube clips. Over its history, it has showcased bands like Suicidal Tendencies, Circle Jerks, G.B.H., and Fishbone that helped form the bedrock of what punk is today.

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