Vans Warped Tour 2018 is coming to a close with about 10 more dates, or so. SCAD Radio will be at the Jacksonville, FL date, August 2. Vans Warped Tour is an all ages show and 2018 will be its Final Full Cross-Country Tour. The gates open around 11am and go until about 9pm. You can find out more information on what you can and cannot bring into the festival at the Vans Warped Tour website, vanswarpedtour.com
There’s more stages than I ever remember seeing this year! With all these stages comes many diverse artists for fans with various music tastes. There are 6 stages: Journey’s Left & Right Foot(s? Feet?), Mutant Red Dawn & Mutant White Lightning, owly.fm, and the Full Sail Stage where the Local Lineup will perform.
With all that being said, here’s a guide to Vans Warped Tour 2018 artists!
Journey’s Left Foot
I have to admit, 3OH!3 is a guilty pleasure of mine. Their 2008 single “Don’t Trust Me” was iconic with lines like “Tell your boyfriend if he says he’s got beef, that I’m a vegetarian…” They went on to have 2 more songs playing on pop stations nationwide and worked with pop artists Ke$ha and Katy Perry.
Latest Album: Night Sports May 2016
RIYL: Cobra Starship, Mike Posner
Issues is one of those bands that you can’t grow tired of seeing live.
Latest Album: Headspace May 2016
RIYL: Woe Is Me, Crown The Empire
Knuckle Puck is a Pop Punk band from Chicago, IL.
Latest Album: Shapeshifter October 2017
RIYL: State Champs, Neck Deep, Real Friends
The 2012 emo in me is always going to love everything Mayday Parade does. Sunnyland is one of my personal favorite new albums this year.
Latest Album: Sunnyland June 2018
RIYL: All Time Low, Pierce The Veil, A Day to Remember
Pennywise is a Punk music staple. Formed in 1988 and named after the clown from Stephen King’s novel It, these guys have been non-stop for 30 years now! They have over a dozen albums and they’ve been putting out a new album every-other-year for almost a decade and show no signs of stopping. Over the years, they’ve built up a huge fan base.
Latest Album: Never Gonna Die April 2018
RIYL: NOFX, Bad Religion, Rancid, The Offspring
State Champs just released their newest album Living Proof, back in June so I can only hope they’ll perform my personal favorite song off of it, Crystal Ball. We had the pleasure of seeing them at Self Help Fest 2017 and know that, with the energy of Derek DiScanio’s vocals, it’s going to be a great show.
Latest Album: Living Proof June 2018
RIYL: Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, The Story So Far, Real Friends
Reel Big Fish
Reel Big Fish is a Ska-Punk band that formed in 1991 and have released almost two dozen albums. While they haven’t released new music in a few years, they’ve been keeping busy on loads of festivals. A band as energetic and entertaining as this belongs on stage and they’re an absolute pleasure to watch and listen to.
Latest Album: Happy Skalidays December 2014
RIYL: Less Than Jake, Streetlight Manifesto
Formed in 2011, Waterparks has been working their way up for a few years now, really taking off in 2016. Their sophomore full-length album, Entertainment, was released in January 2018 and songs “Blonde” and “Lucky People” show exactly why they’re gaining so much popularity in the Pop Punk and Pop Rock music scene.
Latest Album: Entertainment January 2018
RIYL: Tonight Alive, All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens
Journey’s Right Foot
Real Friends were one of my highlights from Self Help Fest 2017 and I’m thrilled to see them on Warped Tour’s 2018, though it’s not the first time. They’ve been doing Warped Tour for a few years and killing it every time.
Latest Album: The Home Inside My Head May 2016
RIYL: State Champs, Neck Deep,The Wonder Years
Movements formed in 2015 and they’ve done very well for themselves in the past 3 years. Their 2017 album, Feel Something, really did make their audience do just that.
Latest Album: Feel Something October 2017
RIYL: Balance and Composure, Modern Baseball, Title Fight, Senses Fail
This Arizona band has been putting out Pop Punk and Emo Pop music since 2007.
Latest Album: Little Lovely April 2017
RIYL: Mayday Parade, A Rocket to the Moon, Boys Like Girls, Forever the Sickest Kids
Less Than Jake
Less Than Jake have been around since 1992 and they never give a boring performance. We got to see these guys at Self Help Fest 2017 and had the time our lives enjoying the energy these guys bring combined with the Ska-Punk style that they’ve been perfecting for over 20 years.
Latest Album: Sound the Alarm February 2017
RIYL: Reel Big Fish
The 2008 emo in me, she’s a little different, can’t wait to see Simple Plan on stage again! This Canadian rock band started gaining traction in 1999 and have been on Warped Tour 10 years. One of their most popular songs, “Perfect”, is one that will stick with me forever.
Latest Album: Taking One for the Team February 2016
RIYL: Green Day, Sum 41, Blink-182
Tonight Alive is an Australian rock band that’s been around since 2008. Their music was featured in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, in 2014. When I think of Tonight Alive, though, I’m always reminded of the awesome hair colors that singer Jenna McDougall has rocked over the past decade!
Latest Album: Limitless March 2016
RIYL: We Are the In Crowd, PVRIS, Paramore
We The Kings
I think it’s safe to say, We The Kings will always be known for their 2007 platinum single, “Check Yes Juliet”. If that was a little old for you, then you might recognize their 2013 song, “Sad Song” which surprised a lot of fans by ending up back on pop radio nationwide.
Latest Album: So Far June 2016
RIYL: Mayday Parade, Boys Like Girls, All Time Low
Mutant Red Dawn
The Amity Affliction
Upcoming Album: Misery August 2018
RIYL: Parkway Drive, A Day to Remember, Beartooth
Latest Album: Eternal Nightmare July 2018
RIYL: Whitechapel, Suicide Silence, Born Of Osiris
Latest Album: Binge & Purgatory April 2017
RIYL: The Ghost Inside, Stick to Your Guns, Being As An Ocean
Ice Nine Kills
Latest Album: Every Trick in the Book December 2015
RIYL: Chelsea Grin, Crown the Empire, Motionless in White
Latest Album: Nomad September 2017
RIYL: The Acacia Strain, Sworn In
Latest Album: Vicious World October 2017
RIYL: Oh Sleeper, The Chariot, Impending Doom
Latest Album: Clever Girl October 2017
Latest Album: The Continuous Evilution of Life’s ?’s January 2017
RIYL: Insane Clown Posse
Latest Album: Deadweight August 2017
RIYL: Every Time I Die, Ice Nine Kills, August Burns Red
Mutant White Lightning
August Burns Red
Latest Album: Phantom Anthem October 2017
RIYL: Parkway Drive, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day to Remember
Crown The Empire
Latest Album: Retrograde July 2016
RIYL: Of Mice & Men, Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans
Latest Album: Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising (Reimagined) June 2018
RIYL: Silent Planet, Capture The Crown, Kingdom of Giants
Every Time I Die
Latest Album: Low Teens September 2016
RIYL: Norma Jean, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Underoath, Letlive
In Hearts Wake
Latest Album: Ark (Deluxe Edition) June 2018
RIYL: Northlane, The Amity Affliction, Parkway Drive
Motionless In White
Latest Album: Graveyard Shift May 2017
RIYL: Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Bring Me the Horizon
Latest Album: Welcome to Bonkers April 2018
RIYL: Alestrom, Dethklok
Latest Album: If There is Light, it Will Find You February 2018
RIYL: Silverstein, Taking Back Sunday, Hawthorne Heights
Latest Album: Watchers of Rule October 2014
RIYL: As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed
As It Is
Upcoming Album: The Great Depression August 2018
RIYL: State Champs, Neck Deep, Moose Blood
Assuming We Survive
Latest Album: All Roads Lead Home June 2016
RIYL: Wage War, Icon For Hire, I Prevail
Latest Album: Paradise June 2017
RIYL: Seaway, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck
Latest Album: In the Wake of Our Discord January 2018
Latest Album: Manic Pixie Dream Girl June 2017
RIYL: Bad Seed Rising, The Gospel Youth
Latest Album: Technology February 2018
RIYL: You Me At Six, Enter Shikari, Young Guns
Latest Album: Adornment May 2017
RIYL: Broadside, State Champs, Waterparks
Latest Album: The Good Life September 2017
RIYL: Mac DeMarco
Latest Album: Boom Boom Room June 2016
RIYL: Andy Black, Waterparks, Sleeping With Sirens
Sleep On It
Latest Album: Overexposed November 2017
RIYL: State Champs, Waterparks
Latest Album: Waves February 2018
RIYL: Minority 905, Amasic, Twenty One Two
Latest Album: Crown Shyness July 2018
RIYL: New Found Glory, Transit, Balance and Composure
Upcoming Album: Love and Loathing August 2018
RIYL: State Champs, As It Is, Waterparks
Full Sail Stage – Local Lineups
Awake At Last
Beebs and Her Money Makers