YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THINGS WARPED

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!!

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BEFORE THE SHOW

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR WARPED?

Nope - Warped Tour is an all ages show!

NOTE: we strongly suggest children under 8 years of age do not attend due to the heat and loud environment

WHERE DO I GET TICKETS?

SUPER FAN BUNDLES: Right now, there are limited edition ticket bundles available; these are superfan packages that will likely sell out soon.
📦 http://vanswarpedtour.com/store
ONLINE: general admission tickets to all shows are available on our website
🎟 showsnear.by/VansWarpedTour
VARIOUS LOCAL OUTLETS:
Certain shows sell tickets via local record shops, venue box office, etc. For full details head to your individual show page - showsnear.by/VansWarpedTour

DO PARENTS GET IN FOR FREE?

Yes : 1 child & ticket = 1 parent,

(1) parent (age 28 and older) will be permitted to accompany a child (under the age of 16) with a PAID TICKET to the event for FREE. This is a complimentary, non-transferable wristband; the tour reserves the right to deny entry.

To get the PARENT WRISTBAND the morning of the show, the PARENT must bring their photo ID, the child they are accompanying, and the PAID ticket to the yellow guest list tent by the main gates.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
  • No switching parents out halfway through the day
  • No older siblings permitted to act as the accompanying adult

If you have specific questions or concerns, please email info@vanswarpedtour.com

WHEN ARE MY TICKETS GOING TO BE MAILED?

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.

Shipping times vary by market; 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.

WHEN ARE MY WARPED 3D SOUVENIR OR COLLECTOR TICKETS GOING TO BE MAILED?

The Warped 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.

Shipping times vary per show; 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.

BRING YOUR PRINT AT HOME TICKETS

If you purchased tickets online and selected the print-at-home option, be sure to bring your printed ticket to the show. If you are using a mobile ticket, we recommend taking a screen shot so you have it available in your phone's camera roll / photos folder.

NOTE: If you have lost your ticket, bring your ID and the credit card used to purchase the ticket to the venue box office the morning of the show. There, they will be able to re-issue your ticket.

CAN I BUY TICKETS AT THE BOX OFFICE THE DAY OF THE SHOW?

Yes - 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.

WHAT BANDS ARE PLAYING MY LOCAL SHOW?

The lineup for the Vans Warped Tour varies per each show!

Check your local date page to see what bands are playing at your show.

WHEN WILL SET TIMES BE ANNOUNCED?

The Vans Warped Tour does not publish set times before the show; this has been something we have done since the very first show 24 years ago.

Get to the show early and when the doors open, you can find the set times on our giant inflatable schedule! (near the Journeys stages)

WHAT TIME DOES THE SHOW START AND END?

Doors for Warped generally open at 11:00am and the show closes down by 9:00pm.

For information on your show, check out your specific tour date page - showsnear.by/VansWarpedTour

WHAT CAN I BRING TO THE SHOW?

  • small, lightweight backpack (drawstring bag or purse)
  • one (1) sealed bottle of water
  • small, expandable umbrella
  • sunscreen (lotion only, no aerosol spray)
  • camera (professional equipment allowed, but not encouraged)
  • Sharpies for autographs and writing set times
  • a small homemade snack (Canterbury Park, Shakopee excluded)

WHAT ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED?

  • NO Glass bottles or cans (1 sealed plastic water bottle is permitted)
  • NO Skateboards, scooters, or hover boards
  • NO Animals (except service animals)
  • NO GoPro / mobile video poles, sticks, or selfie sticks
  • NO Chairs exceeding 12” from the ground
  • NO Large backpacks (purses and drawstring bags are fine)
  • NO Large umbrellas
  • NO Chains or spiked clothing (ie. wallet chain, vest with sharp spikes)
  • NO Weapons of any kind (knives, guns, mace/pepper spray, tasers, etc)
  • NO Laser pointers or artificial noise makers
  • NO Fireworks or explosives
  • NO Aerosol cans (including can / spray sunscreen)
  • NO Alcohol or illegal substances
  • NO Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (aka Drones)

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL WARPED IOS AND ANDROID APP

Download the Official Vans Warped Tour appto create a unique show experience!

  • Find information on your show
  • Buy tickets
  • Check out the bands
  • Read tips on how to have fun and stay safe
  • Get exclusive updates, prizes and more from our sponsors

WILL THERE BE MOBILE CHARGING STATIONS ON SITE?

Warped Tour has teamed up with Electric Standard to bring our fans all day mobile power! Pre-order a charger today then get ready to cut loose, snap away, and have the Best Day Ever with no worries about your phone.

HOW DO I SKIP THE LINE? I HEARD WE CAN DONATE FOOD?

Feed Our Children NOW! will be accepting the following donations in exchange for an Express Entry wristband:

  • (3) canned goods **NO dented or expired cans
  • $5 donation
  • (1) used cell phone
Bring your donation to the grey & white Feed Our Children NOW! tent, located by the main entrance gates.

All donations go to feed hungry children in each city and fund their youth empowerment programs!

I HEAR IF I DONATE BLOOD I CAN GO BACKSTAGE?

DONATE BLOOD WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS & GET VIP ACCESS!

This year, the American Red Cross is offering backstage access for the first 100 fans at most shows to redeem their American Red Cross VIP Access Pass at the yellow Guest List tent by the main entrance gates. To get your Red Cross VIP Access Pass, come in to give blood at a designated Vans Warped Tour blood drive throughout the summer.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

TAKE RALLY BUS TO WARPED

Rally Bus is an independent bus service that provides transportation to and from Warped shows. For complete info, pricing and more, check out Rally Bus Warped Tour page.

HOW DO I GET MY WARPED COMPILATION CD?

I BOUGHT AN EARLY BIRD TICKET: If you bought one of the (500) Early Bird tickets, you are eligible for a digital download of the 2018 Vans Warped Tour Compilation. The download link will be sent via email to the ticket purchaser's email address in early June.

I WANT A PHYSICAL COPY: Physical copies of the 2018 Vans Warped Tour Compilation will be available for sale at the SideOneDummy tent at each show.

For more information on the Vans Warped Tour compilation, click here

HOW TO STAY UP TO DATE ON WARPED NEWS + GIVEAWAYS

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.

AT THE SHOW

IS THE EVENT RAIN OR SHINE?

Yes - We will stop the show and have the fans seek shelter if there is extreme weather, but the Vans Warped Tour will happen rain or shine!

DROP OFF AREA

Most venues have a designated area in front of the venue for drop offs and pick-ups. Make sure to coordinate a pick up location with your friends and parents before going into the event!

DO NOT BUY TICKETS IN THE PARKING LOT

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 the show.

Instead, just head over to the venue box office by the main gates and buy a ticket there!

HOW DO I BUY VIP / BACKSTAGE / GUEST WRISTBANDS?

DO NOT buy any "backstage" or "VIP / Guest" passes, wristbands, etc. These are NOT real, they will NOT give you any sort of access - DO NOT waste of your money.

The only sanctioned VIP / Guest passes offered are through various non-profit efforts and will be promoted on the Warped Tour social media channels.

WHERE ARE THE SET TIMES? / WHEN DOES MY FAVORITE BAND PLAY?

The set times are not decided until the morning of each show; this has been something we have done since the very first show 24 years ago.

Get to the show early and when the doors open, you can find the set times on our giant inflatable schedule! (near the Journeys stages)

WHERE ARE THE BAND SIGNINGS?

Visit the sponsor, non-profit, and band tents to write down times for signings, acoustic performances and more! Sponsors and bands participating will have this information posted outside of their tents each day.

WHAT IF I NEED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE?

Need assistance with an immediate medical need? Look for the first aid flag located at the medic station by the Journeys stages. You can also ask any security officer for help - we are here to keep you safe!

CAN I LEAVE AND RE-ENTER THE EVENT?

No - re-entry is not allowed. If you leave the show, you will have to purchase a new ticket in order to re-enter the venue.

WHERE CAN MY PARENTS HANG OUT?

The ultimate perk for parents - the Reverse Daycare Tent is a chill zone for parents who brought 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)

IT'S SO HOT! HOW CAN I COOL OFF?

Cool Gear Hydration Stations: Warped Tour provides FREE filtered water at the Cool Gear Water Hydration Stations! Fans can use a water bottle or purchase a reusable bottle to fill up as much as needed throughout the day. Look for the "WATER" banner in the festival grounds.

  • Fans are allowed to bring in one (1) sealed water bottle that can be continuously filled up at the station.
  • Cambelbacks or other similar water carriers are allowed, but must empty at time of entry.

Low Priced Water: We have worked with the venues and promoters to create a lower water price per bottle at all Warped shows this summer.

Shade Areas & Tents: Look for designated shade tents throughout the venue. As for amphitheater shows, that roof makes a nice cover from the sun.

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.

It's a long day so pace yourself, take a break from time to time, and have fun!

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