The Vans Warped tour is finally returning to Australia for the first time since 2002.

AJ Maddah, the promoter behind both Soundwave and Harvest, is bringing the tour back, stating that fans should not expect a lineup as gargantuan as Soundwave, as “Warped is about mayhem & DIY punk rock spirit [while] SW is about delivering a slick & orchestrated day of performances.” Headlined by The Offspring and The Used, the 2013 Warped tour will also include Parkway Drive, Simple Plan, New Found Glory, Hatebreed, Tonight Alive, H2O, The Summer Set Kids, In Glass Houses, We Came As Romans, Man Overboard, Crown The Empire, The Dangerous Summer, For All Those Sleeping, Veara, Mallory Knox, Anarbor and Rdgldgrn. It all goes down in Sydney on Sunday December 1, reportedly at Barangaroo, subject to council approval. (Could they be letting thousands of punks inside the construction site for Packer’s new mega-casino?)

Tickets on sale 9am Thursday July 18 from the Warped website.

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