First time at Warped or just need a refresher on what to expect at Warped? No worries. This handy guide will help you in planning your day at Warped and answer questions you might have about some things that make our tour unique. Here's your guide to and how to get through Warped! Remember to have fun, be safe and rock out!!
No. Warped is an all ages show. All are welcome to come and enjoy the show
Tickets are available through your local tour date page. There you'll also find info about the bands playing your show, venue and transportation info and much more. In addition to purchasing tickets online or via phone, tickets can also be purchased in person for select 2016 Warped shows. For the Ticketmaster shows, tickets are available at participating Ticketmaster retail outlets including Gallery of Sound, HEB, Walmart, Giant Eagle, Kroger, Public, Fiesta, Family Fare, Boscov’s, Simon Malls, Taubman Malls, Smith’s Food & Drug and more. For non-Ticketmaster shows, check the alternate ticket locator page to find a location near you including select Journeys locations for the New Orleans, Nashville, Buffalo, Phoenix and Las Vegas shows.
Mail to home tickets are often mailed out 3 to 6 weeks before your tour stop but they can be delivered up to one week before your show. It varies by market and for specific questions on your order, contact the customer service department for your show’s ticketing company. Be sure to have your order number and details ahead of your email/call.
The Warped 3D souvenir and collector tickets are often mailed out 3 to 6 weeks before your tour stop but they can be delivered up to one week before your show. It varies by market and for specific questions on your order, contact the customer service department for your show’s ticketing company. Be sure to have your order number and details ahead of your email/call.
If you did not pre-purchase your tickets ahead of time, they are generally available at the day of the show at the venue box office. Check the site and your date page to check on ticket availability and pricing.
If you purchased tickets ahead of time be sure to bring your print-at-home printout or ticket to the show.
Use the Official Vans Warped Tour iPhone and Android app to create your own unique event experience at your show. The app includes all of the Vans Warped Tour bands and shows and lets you know which bands are playing at each show. It also includes tips on how to have the most fun and stay safe at the show with Warped 101. New for 2016, get exclusive updates, content, prizes and more from Warped sponsors and partners! Make sure you enable your bluetooth and opt-in into proximity notifications before you get to the show
Warped offers one (1) complimentary parent admission to accompany a minor (under 18) that has purchased a ticket to a 2016 Warped Tour show. The complimentary ticket can only be picked up at the yellow Vans Warped Tour Guest List tent located near the front entrance of the venue. The complimentary ticket is non-transferrable and the patron must show proof (actual ticket, receipt or electronic order confirmation) at the tent.
Limit one (1) complimentary ticket per party.
Guardians accompanying minors to the show must be legal guardians over the age of 28.
The lineup for the Warped Tour varies per each show. Check your local date page to see what bands are playing at your show
Doors for Warped generally open at 11:00am and the show closes down by 9:00pm. Check the Warped website event page for your show's info as the start and end times vary on select shows.
Feed Our Children NOW! will be accepting donations of (3) canned goods (Cannot be dented or expired cans), a $5 donation or a used cell phone. Bring your donation to the Feed Our Children NOW! tent, located by the main entrance gates near the Express Entry flag, to receive your Express Entry wristband. All donations go to feed hungry children in each city and fund their youth empowerment programs!
The nonprofit organization Music Saves Lives offers a backstage wristband for the first 100 fans daily that redeem their Music Saves Lives Blood Donation Voucher at the Music Saves Lives tent. In order to get your MSL Blood Donation Voucher you will need to donate blood or have someone donate blood on your behalf at a Music Saves Lives sponsored blood drive.
All Music Saves Lives sponsored blood drives will be posted starting April 2016. The information for signing up and donating blood can be found at MusicSavesLives.org
Need a place to stay during the Vans Warped Tour? We've partnered with Hotels for Hope to find the most affordable hotel rooms. And as an added bonus, every room night generates a $2 donation to the Unite the United Foundation.
Book your hotel here!
Download and use the Lyft app to get welcoming, affordable rides to and from Warped. New users can enter the code WARPEDTOUR16 to get $20 off their first ride.
Rally Bus is an independent bus service that provides transportation to and from Warped shows. For complete info, pricing and more, check out the Warped Tour Bus page
Small lightweight backpack, small expandable umbrellas, sunscreen, a small homemade snack (Canterbury Park, Shakopee excluded), one sealed bottle of water, camera, sharpie for autographs and writing set times, fully charged cell phone, comfortable sneakers, hat.
Selfie sticks, chains (ex: wallet chains), alcohol, recording devices, firearms, weapons, knives etc., any illegal substances.
Check out our website for an optimized mobile site guide to the tour. Remember to also follow us all day long on Twitter for day of show updates on contests, signings, weather updates and more.
If you bought your ticket early (At the on sale at the early bird price level) and are eligible for a 2016 Warped Compilation, the download link will be sent via email to the ticket purchaser's email address in early June. It's one download link per each early bird ticket purchased. Physical copies of the CD will also be available for sale at the SideOneDummy tent at each Warped stop this summer, as well as on sideonedummy.com after June.
These are often counterfeit tickets and we are not responsible for fake tickets. You'll lose your money and won't be able to enter with those tickets. Why risk it?
These passes are NOT real, will NOT give you access, and will be a waste of your money. The only sanctioned online passes offered are through the Unite the United fundraiser and the passes from the Music Saves Lives blood donation fundraisers.
There are no in's and out's at the Vans Warped Tour. If you leave the show you will need to purchase a new ticket in order to re-enter the venue.
The schedule of the band's set times are not set until the morning of the show so Remember to Get to the Show Early and head to the big inflatable at the main Vans tent where the schedule will be listed
Warped Tour Cool Gear Hydration Stations: Warped will be providing FREE filtered water at the Cool Gear Water Hydration Stations at each Vans Warped Tour stop this summer! Fans can use water bottles, soda cups, or purchase a reusable water bottle to fill up as much as needed throughout the day. Look for the "WATER" banner in the festival grounds for the filtration stations.
NOTE: Fans are allowed to bring in one (1) sealed water bottle when they enter the show and that can be continuously filled up at the station.
Cambelbacks or other similar water carriers are allowed into the show but must empty at time of entry and can be filled up at the Cool Gear Water Hydration Station for free.
Low Priced Water: The Vans Warped Tour also noticed a need for lower-priced water at the shows, so we worked with venues and promoters to create a lower water price per bottle at all Warped shows this summer.
Shade Areas Throughout The Venues And Remember To Pace Yourself Throughout The Day: Look for designated shade tents throughout the venue. As for amphitheater shows, that roof makes a nice cover from the sun. It's also a long day so pace yourself and take a break from time to time!
Misting Stations: Who can turn down some cool mist during a hot day? Look for misting stations throughout the festival grounds.
Slip and Slide: Even better than a misting station is the slip and slide!! Weather permitting look for the slip and slide on the festival grounds. Jump in, get wet, and have fun!
Food: We can't emphasize it enough. In addition to staying cool throughout the day, you also need to eat! There are food vendors and concessions at every show.
If tickets for your show are available online through Ticketmaster, you can pre-purchase a special low-priced Meal Deal good for a meal with a soda. Be sure to print out your voucher and look for signs at concession stand to redeem them.
Be sure to visit the sponsor + vendor area to mark down times for signings, acoustic performances and more! Participating sponsors will have this information posted outside of their tents each day! You can also follow the tour on Twitter for signing updates
Need assistance with an immediate medical need? Look for the first aid flag located at the medic station.
One of the hallmarks of Warped Tour is that many sponsors and non-profits offer freebies for coming by and spinning a wheel, playing some games or just saying Hi! You can find all this in the sponsor & vendor village
The ultimate perk for parents, the Reverse Daycare Tent is an air-conditioned chill zone for parents who escort their teens to the concert but crave a break from the heat and music. Here parents can relax, enjoy a cool beverage and interact with some of the family-friendly products in the tent. (Closes daily at 6PM)
Made in the Shade Records and My Life Vs. Your Vacation want you to beat the heat and #stayshady this summer at Vans Warped Tour!
We are excited to announce we are the official sponsor for the VIP riser this year!
Want access to the Main Stage VIP riser? Just like or follow Made in the Shade Records on Facebook and Instagram and MLVYV on Facebook and InstagramInstagram then stop by the MLVYV tent at Warped Tour for your VIP riser wristband.
For more information go to Made in the Shade Records.
Most venues have a designated drop-off area in front of the venue for drop offs and pick-ups.