Published on May 8th, 2012

Over 10,000 music lovers will descend on North London’s Alexandra Palace as the legendary Vans Warped Tour returns to the UK after a 13-year absence! Over 20 bands were announced at tonight’s launch party at London’s Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square.

Heading up the bill for the UK first stand alone Warped Tour event are Welsh chart-topping rockers LOSTPROPHETS, who take their stunning new album ‘Weapons’ across the UK, and former VANS WARPED TOUR US headliners BRING ME THE HORIZON, who bring their only UK show of 2012 to the VANS WARPED UK stage.

Joining them is an impressive array of acts spanning the alternative genres, both established artists and the hottest new talent. From pop-punk legends NEW FOUND GLORY and ska-punk heroes LESS THAN JAKE to the new breed of acts, including MAN OVERBOARD and THE STORY SO FAR who kick off the VANS WARPED fever and pave the way for November 10th with the ROAD TO WARPED tour.

And it doesn’t end there, with appearances already confirmed from 3OH!3, THE ACACIA STRAIN, AWOLNATION, A LOSS FOR WORDS, A SKYLIT DRIVE, ARCHITECTS, BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR – who make their first ever UK appearance – BOWLING FOR SOUP, BREATHE CAROLINA, BURY TOMORROW, CROSSFAITH, DEAD SARA – another UK debut – FAMILY FORCE 5, ME VS HERO, MIDDLE FINGER SALUTE, YASHIN and a heap more names still to be announced.

Although far removed from the summer sunshine of its US cousin, VANS WARPED UK will recreate the historical WARPED tour vibe, with UK Vert Skate Championships, artist merch village, signing sessions, stalls and non-profit displays on offer alongside the dozens of bands playing across the four stages. Keeping with WARPED tradition, the running order will be decided on the day, with set times posted on a giant board as doors open. Fans are advised to get down early to ensure they don’t miss any of their favourite acts.