The Vans Warped Tour is North America's longest-running touring festival, celebrating its 20th birthday this year. Warped founder Kevin Lyman and Co. pulled out all the stops for this year's installment, gathering top-tier acts from pop-punk to metalcore and every genre in between. Old favorites and new bands will share the stage together in what is lovingly referred to as punk rock's summer camp.
Check out our list of the 20 must-see bands playing this year's Warped Tour, and be sure to keep up with the rest of our coverage throughout the summer. To see all all the bands performing by which stage they'll be on, head here, and to see when Warped Tour hits your city, click here. Tickets are available on the tour's website.
Now one of metalcore's most popular acts, Of Mice & Men are undoubtedly a big reason that many fans will attend the Warped Tour this year. They'll most likely be one of the later bands performing on the main stage and they'll have one of the most insane crowds (and mosh pits) as well. With the release of Restoring Force earlier this year—the album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Charts—the California quintet are proving that they're a force to be reckoned with in the genre for the foreseeable future.