It’s a big day in Warped Tour world, as the 2016 Vans Warped Tour is announcing its official lineup on Tuesday (Mar. 22) with the Live Streamed VWT 2016 Artist Announce Event, taking place at Full Sail Live in Winter Park, Florida, at 6:00 pm EST. Live performances will be part of the event, and 3OH!3 will be on-hand to help reveal this year’s lineup—which Fuse has had a sneak peek at, and can safely say is a doozy.
“Every time we see the lineup, it’s like, ‘Oh yeah, sick, we know those guys too!’” 3OH!3’s Nat Motte tells Fuse. “For us, it represents the return to adult summer camp, where you get to see your buds, and I think it’ll be an especially fun year with some classic artists and a lot of newcomers.”
3OH!3, best known for pop hits like “Don’t Trust Me” and “My First Kiss,” are Warped veterans at this point, and Motte says that he and Sean Foreman were happy to help their pal Kevin Lyman, the founder of the Vans Warped Tour, with the 2016 lineup reveal.
“At Warped, you have the opportunity to break the wall between fan and band,” Motte explains. “We’ve had a great relationship with Warped Tour over the years—we did two full tours in ’08 and ’09, and some half-tours in the years since then. We’re happy to be back in 2016.”
3OH!3 is returning to Warped Tour in part to support its upcoming album, Night Sports, due out on May 13. “There’s nothing like coming back and working on our stuff—it’s our favorite thing to do,” says Motte of the duo’s first album since 2013’s Omens. “Hopefully this record is a representation of that sentiment, and getting back to our roots. Hopefully fans will dig it.”
This year’s Vans Warped Tour will run from June 24 through Aug. 13; tickets are on sale now. Who else will be part of this year's lineup? Keep it here at 6:00 pm EST to find out!