The legendary Vans Warped Tour is bringing in Beatport to host their own official stage this summer. Warped Tour is known to showcase rock, reggae, indie, and hardcore bands, and now they are fully embracing electronic dance music. In the past, Warped Tour has featured dance music, but their inclusion of a Beatport stage signifies a much stronger commitment to EDM.
Under the multi-year deal, Beatport has acquired the naming rights to a dedicated stage and will be bringing electronic dance and hip-hop acts to each stop.
“We’re honored for this opportunity to elevate the dance and electronic music component of this iconic summer event,” said Clark Warner, Executive Creative Director for Beatport. “Whether it’s punk, dance, or hip-hop, the underground attitude transcends genre. Beatport’s mission is to serve both DJs and their fans, as well as introduce their music to new audiences. What better partner than Vans Warped Tour to accomplish this?”
The official lineup for the inaugural Beatport stage is: Antiserum, Captain Capa, Crizzly, DJ Nicola Bear, DJ Scout, K. Flay, MC Chris, NiT GriT, Pacific Dub, Sleeper Agent, and Watsky Wax.
Vans Warped Tour is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Warped Tour 2014 kicks off on Friday, June 13 in Houston, TX, with 42 total dates until the tour's final show on Sunday, August 3 in Denver, CO. For more information, visit www.vanswarpedtour.com.