With the weather slowly but surely warming up, it’s time to start making the most important decision of the year – which summer festivals to spend your hard-earned cash on. And for all you indecisive music lovers, the choice just got that much harder with the addition of long running North American event, Warped Tour. The licensed all ages travelling festival is returning to Australia after an eleven year hiatus, and will feature big name local and international acts including the Offspring, Parkway Drive and Simple Plan.
Starting out in 1995 as a punk and hardcore showcase in the States, Warped has evolved into a veritable spectacle, encompassing all things from extreme sports displays to environmental initiatives, markets and community development schemes. The Australian equivalent roars into town this November/December, but the question remains, will Warped succeed going head to head with the AJ Maddah led Soundwave festival, which year after year delivers a stellar line up of punk-influenced all stars. The choice is yours, but with hype like this, it’s safe to say we’ll be snapping up tickets to both!