Brace yourselves… Warped Tour is coming

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What to expect at Warped Tour.

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Strap on a helmet, grab some shin guards and get ready for Vans Warped Tour at Blossom Music Center next Thursday, July 17.

On this day of mosh pits, heat and music, just remember that Warped Tour is known for being a little more rowdy than other festivals. Google “Warped Tour Crowd”—you’ll see at least one person with a head wound.

But, if willing to face the storm of punks, the lineup is killer this year, including throwback bands Yellowcard, Anberlin and Bowling for Soup.

Other notable inclusions are Bayside, Breathe Carolina, Cute is What We Aim For, Mayday Parade, Of Mice & Men and We The Kings.

Plus, there’s a small selection of bands that you might have already seen at Case Western. Remember Echosmith and Watsky from The Spot? And The Maine, from Springfest 2013? They’ll be there, if you want to catch them again.

To be prepared and stay safe, Warped Tour’s got a few tips for first-time festival attendees.

Rock on, Clevelanders.