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Beatport Partners with Vans Warped Tour

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on June 11, 2014

The last thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Vans Warped Tour is electronic music, yet the traveling festival just announced a new multi-year partnership with Beatport. 

Beatport, an SFX Entertainment Inc. company and online store specializing in electronic music culture, will host an electronic/dance/hip-hop-dedicated stage for the first time at this summer's 20th Anniversary Vans Warped Tour. Under the deal, Beatport will have naming rights to the stage at each stop of the tour and will promote its stage via its social channels. Beginning next year, Beatport will also contribute to the lineup of acts performing on its stage. 

On the topic of clashing genres, Executive Creative Director for Beatport, Clark Warner, stated, "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 Vans Warped Tour has always focused on the kids and what they're listening to. It's impossible to do that today without dance and electronic music playing a role," added Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped Tour. "We've always believed in offering fans a choice, and a spectrum, of music and as such we've blended dance and hip-hop into the lineup over the last two years. It's now time to dedicate a stage for those fans under the banner of the biggest brand in dance music." 

Warped Tour artists playing the inaugural Beatport stage are Antiserum, Captain Capa, Crizzly, DJ Nicola Bear, DJ Scout, K. Flay, MC Chris, NiT GriT, Pacific Dub, Sleeper Agent, Watsky, and Wax. Scroll down for the full tour lineup.

Vans Warped Tour will make 42 stops this summer, beginning June 13 in Houston, Texas, and coming to an end August 3 in Denver, Colorado. Check out all the Warped Tour Dates to purchase tickets and find out specific locations.

Full Lineup: Aaron West and The Roaring 20s, Air Dubai, A Lot Like Birds, ACIDIC, Alive Like Me, All Time Low, Allison Weiss, American Pin-Up, Anberlin, Anthony Raneri, Antiserum, Attila, Bad Rabbits, Bayside, Beartooth, Beebs and Her Money Makers, Better Off, Blackbird, Blameshift, Born of Osiris, Bowling For Soup, Brian Marquis, Buttons, Breathe Carolina, Captain Capa, Chelsea Grin, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Close Your Eyes, The City ShakeUp, The Color Morale, Courage My Love, Crown The Empire, Crizzly, Cursed Sails, Cute Is What We Aim For, Dangerkids, Dayshell, Divided Heaven, DJ Nicola Bear, DJ Scout, The Devil Wears Prada, Echosmith, Enter Shikari, Elder Brother, Emilie Autumn, Every Time I Die, Falling in Reverse, Fit For A King, Face The King, Finch,  For All Those Sleeping, For Today, Four Year Strong, Front Porch Step,  Get Scared, Ghost Town, The Ghost Inside, Heart To Heart, Hunter Valentine, I Fight Dragons, I The Mighty, I The Breather, Ice Nine Kills, Icon For Hire, Issues, Justina Valentine, K.Flay, Less Than Jake, Lionize, Light Years, The Lost Boys,  Lost in Society, Marmozets, The Maine, Mayday Parade, MC Chris, Me Like Bees, Mixtapes, Mike Herrera, Mod Sun,  Motionless In White, Naked Walrus, Nick Santino, Neck Deep, NiT GriT, Of Mice and Men, One Ok Rock, Pacific Dub, Parkway Drive, PJ Bond, Plague Vendor, The Protomen, Pvris, Rob Lynch, The Ready Set, Real Friends, Saves The Day, Scare Don't Fear,  Secrets, Shiragirl, Shot In The Dark, A Skylit Drive, Skate Champs, Sleeper Agent, The Story So Far, State Champs, Strangers You Know, Stray From The Path, The Summer Set, Survive This!, Tear Out The Heart, Teenage Bottlerocket, Terror, Tess Dunn, That's Not My Baby, This Wild Life, To The Wind, Unlocking The Truth, Vanna, Volumes, Watsky, Wax, We Are The In Crowd, We The Kings, Wind in Sails, The World Alive, Yellowcard, Young Statues, 3OH!3

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