Vans Warped Tour UK adds new bands, unsigned bands win your chance to perform at the UK Warped Tour

Vans Warped Tour have announced three additions to this year’s UK line-up. Joining the festival are Funeral For A Friend, Cherri Bomb and It Boys.

“We’ve shared so many great memories being a part of such a prolific tour like Warped and to play the UK Warped show will be rad,” says FFAF frontman Matt Davies. “It’s going to be insane. It’s gonna be off the wall…”

It Boys are equally enthused, stating: “We are so excited about extending our Vans Warped Tour experience from the USA to our home away from home the UK! Catch us Nov. 10th at Alexandra Palace!”

“We can’t wait to get back to London!!” said Cherri Bomb “Playing a festival there is like no other! The crowds aren’t afraid to get dirty and they rock hard!”

Warped are also offering one lucky unsigned band a slot at Vans Warped Tour UK. 2012 marks the 16th year that Ernie Ball has given unsigned bands the opportunity to play the Vans Warped Tour. The Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands has become known throughout the industry as a breeding ground for North America’s best unsigned talent. This November Ernie Ball and the Vans Warped Tour will be giving one UK Band the opportunity to make history and be a part of the most successful festival of all time. In order to claim your bands’ spot you must register at Once you have built your bands’ profile the competition is on. Promote your band using all of the available tools and fight hard to get as many votes as you can. The top 100 vote-getting bands will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts who will select one lucky band to win the ultimate grand prize of playing the 2012 Vans Warped Tour!

The Vans Warped tour isn’t just about music. In true Warped tradition, the London stop will have a strong Action Sports element, hosting the Vans UKSA National Vert Skateboarding Championships. With a prize purse of £15000 up for grabs, the contest will feature the biggest names in the UK vert scene. Expect to see living legends including Sean Goff and Andy Scott alongside current heavy hitters and X-Game medalists Sam Beckett and Sam Bosworth, with the next generation snapping at their heels, including Matty Carlisle, who has already made the 720 his signature trick. Witness a huge array of styles and trick variety from the competitors who range in age from 14 up to 47!


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