Win Tickets ($90): Vans Warped Tour @ Portland Expo Center | North America’s Longest-running Music Festival, 80+ Bands

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Vans Warped Tour on June 16. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 14.

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June 16, 2013
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Portland Expo Center
2060 N Marine Dr Portland, OR 97217
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North America’s longest-running music festival, the Van’s Warped Tour, is coming to the Portland Expo Center Concourse on June 16. A mix of hotly-tipped and established artists, the summer trek is the most eclectic traveling festival tour on the planet featuring rock, punk, pop, hip-hop, metal, indie rock, electronic, alt-country, folk-punk, dubstep, reggae and rockabilly.

The 40-date VANS WARPED TOUR® — well established as America’s premier music and lifestyle festival tour of the summer — is set to kick off June 15 in Auburn, WA at White River Amphitheater and wrap up August 4 in Houston, TX at Reliant Park. A music lover’s playground, the VANS WARPED TOUR has been breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. The nationally-renowned touring festival will be bringing the “Best Day Ever” to fans across the U.S. and Canada.

“Each year as the tour takes shape it is exciting to see it when it comes together. It would be impossible to put on a tour of this size and caliber, for a fair price, if we did not have the support of this wonderful group of sponsors,” VANS WARPED TOUR founder Kevin Lyman. “We’re able to bring the best show possible and in 2013, I’m convinced we will not let the fans down.”

The VANS WARPED TOUR 2013 multi-stage line-up includes Sleeping With Sirens, Black Veil Brides, We Came As Romans, Motion City Soundtrack, The Wonder Years, Bring Me the Horizon, Reel Big Fish, Crown The Empire, The Story So Far and many more. A mix of hotly-tipped and established artists, the summer trek is the most eclectic traveling festival tour on the planet featuring rock, punk, pop, hip-hop and rap, metal, indie rock, electronic, alt-country, folk-punk, dubstep, reggae and rockabilly.

For the full list of confirmed acts, see:

Every summer, the VANS WARPED TOUR has consistently offered a wide-range of lifestyle attractions onsite for a traditionally low ticket price. Following is a list of the new and returning attractions in the Vans Warped Tour tent village and the tour sponsors for the 2013 run.

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80 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): Vans Warped Tour @ Portland Expo Center | North America’s Longest-running Music Festival, 80+ Bands

  1. Tamara Colpitts June 11, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    So, awesome that it is gonna be at the Expo Center….. I love going to this event and would be so appreciative to win some free tickets this year….

  2. James Martin June 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Love to see the up and coming “buzz” bands as well as those well-established vets always a part of the tour. Plus how could one turn down an opportunity to see Gin Wigmore?

  3. Mike Ransier June 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    Three words: Black Veil Brides!!! What a great way for my kids to end the school year and get ready for summer!!!

  4. ciara June 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    Oh to be young again

  5. Christine June 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm #


  6. Becky June 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    I would love to win these to take my son for his birthday

  7. Sara June 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    It would be so amazing to get to take my son to see such am awesome event! I could only hope to win tickets to this totally killer tour!!! Please pick me!

  8. sarah Pearson June 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Always fun

  9. Al June 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go, missed my chance a few years back. I won’t make the same mistake again!

  10. Javier June 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    I would love to attend Warped Tour to see some of my favorite bands like The Chariot, Letlive., The Wonder Years, and The Early November. Plus getting to see some new bands. And just spending the day outside enjoying love music. Warped Tour rules!

  11. Brittany Seligman June 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    I would love the opportunity to go since it’d be my first time going to Warped Tour! I’d get to see a lot of my favorite bands plus I’d get to see Tonight Alive for the first time!! Thank you for the giveaway pdx pipeline!!! :) (fingers crossed) lol

  12. vivian reyes June 11, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    I would love the chance to purpose to my gf around a huge crowd of people she’s never met before while she’s rocking out to the rocking bands around us:) it would be beautiful and unexpected! And well such an adrenilane rushXD

    Thank you!
    (Crossing fingers)

  13. Cali June 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    There’s not much I wouldn’t do for these tickets. Madchild is only my favorite mc on the planet and lives in Canada, so I can NEVER see it.

    and if that’s not a good enough reason, CHIODOS, HELLO. Crying over all of their flawlessness.

  14. Vania June 11, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    I love the poster. I love reel big fish. I love gin wigmore (one of her songs changed my life). I love goldfinger.

  15. J. Greene June 11, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    Never been to a concert at the Expo Center. Would love to see how it plays out and especially with a concert series like Warped Tour!

  16. Alex S. June 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    I really wanna see the Black Dahlia Murder! Also seeing Goldfinger and Real Big Fish would be awesome.

  17. Kory Osborne June 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    I’d like to attend because a lot of my favorite bands are playing (The WOnder YEars, Silverstein, The Swellers) and I haven’t been to Warped Tour in 4 years. A lot of my favorite live performances come from Warped Tour and its the the thing I’m looking forward most to this summer. Please help a poor college kid out and pick me!

  18. Tawney June 11, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    The Portland show just happens to land on my best friend’s Birthday, so I would like to enter/comment for him! Nothing would make him happier than this opportunity to see all of his favorite bands @ Warped Tour ’13 on his special day!

  19. Zakk June 11, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Help me make Vans Warped Tour 2013 my 3rd year in a row going with my girlfriend and seeing all the bands we love together! Keep the tradition strong and we’ll bring our future children to warped! <3

  20. Gigi June 11, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    Love the lineup this year! Too bad I don’t have the tickets to go this year..

  21. Sean June 11, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    It would be a great way to spend Father’s Day with my children to kick off the Summer. They have just an eclectic music taste as I do.

  22. Torrie June 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    love love love Architects and would love to get the chance to see them!

  23. Diana D. June 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    PDX Pipeline,
    Let me tell you why I want you to SEND ME TO WARPED TOUR!

    I love Warped Tour. I love punk, hardcore, metal, acoustic, indie, hip hop, electronic…
    The previous years I’ve made it to Warped Tour I’ve had a great time finding new artists. The experience of watching music and talking to musicians and other listeners is amazing and I enjoy every minute of it. A handful of the bands playing this year are musicians I’ve been listening to for almost a decade. Bands that I would love to see not only alone, but together…at once. There’s a good chunk to catch on this lineup: August Burns Red, The Chariot, The Wonder Years, Big Chocolate, Oh Sleeper, Volumes, Anarbor, Crossfaith, Man Overboard, The Early November, Memphis May Fire…I can keep the list going but maybe I should continue otherwise…

    Pity points: I am in a deep hole of medical bills and my wallet is throwing out tumbleweeds not cash. If there’s anything I can be doing on Sunday the 16th it would be watching music that makes me have a happy rave in my heart and singing at the top of my lungs right next to my best of friends- Josh, Matt, Johnny and Krystal who will be there faithfully and possibly without me.

    A day of amazing music and a day of amazing friends- new and old. That’s what I want the 16th to be about for me.

    I’ve tried to score cheap tickets on craigslist and the only one I could currently force myself into believing I could afford sold before I got a chance to meet with them. My choices are slim. My chances…my chances are HIGH with YOUR HELP!

    MAKE MY DREAM COME TRUE PDX PIPELINE!!! It will be received with a grateful heart ready to party Warped style for a day! And I’ll make sure the other ticket goes to someone amazing!

    I can go on all day. Please pick me. I want to go so bad and I could not go without your help.

    THANK YOU for doing things like this! <3

    • Johnny June 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      Pick Diana please! Warped Tour would not be the same without her :(

      she has gone to this event for many years and it would be a shame for her to have to miss out.

  24. Dylan June 12, 2013 at 3:13 am #

    I would love to take my girl to this, there are dozens of bands we’d like to see, some older bands that have a lot of nostalgia value to them and some newer bands that will finally gain the attention they deserve at Warped this Summer!

  25. Kelsey June 12, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Warped vision visionary, starry eyed stella
    Please award 2 tickets to me and my fella,
    Buck wild, hands in the air, feet addicted to dance,
    If chosen for this tour we wont be wearing any pants!!


  26. Archell B June 12, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    This sounds like an awesome time!

  27. Joelle June 12, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Would love to attend, will also be my first time attending Warped Tour. My fiance and I would love to go because we just love music! It makes the world go round!

  28. Cathy June 12, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Our kids would love it! That would be such an awesome way to celebrate father’s day!!

  29. Kerry June 12, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    It’s only June and my summer vacation is turning into summer INTERNSHIPS next week!

    Help a starving student celebrate with one last (AMAZING) hurrah before I go work all day for no pay!!

    Love, love, love you!!

  30. Jay June 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    Ever since I was a teenager I wanted to go to the warp tour… It would be amazing to win!

  31. Simon June 12, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    Obviously the main reason I love the Warped Tour in general is the opportunity to see more bands in a day than I see in a few months’ time. It’s a great festival that works to help the biggest and the smallest bands in the scene to succeed.
    I’m also very interested in seeing this new venue, looks pretty nice!

  32. abby a June 13, 2013 at 12:31 am #

    1. I never win tickets to anything.
    2. I would love to see…um… most of those bands.
    3. I keep it organized… with lists.

  33. Sian June 13, 2013 at 8:33 am #


  34. Christa June 13, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    I need to win tickets to this to take my washed-up-pop-punk boyfriend and so I CAN GET MY SKANK ON… to Reel Big Fish, of course.

  35. Jadon Kreinheder June 13, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    I’m going to date myself, but I was at the very first Warped Tour. Time for a refresher!

  36. Josh Ketch June 13, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Throw my name in the hat please. It’s my 25th birthday on Sunday and I would love to win. I already have my tickets but I want to pass them on to Diana D (she has the collegiate essay written as a comment). She’s been a friend for a decade and deserves to go. She has a heart of gold and turned me on to a lot of the bands that I’ve grown up to love

  37. Lacey June 13, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    I have never been to warped tour before and it would rock to get the tickets for free

  38. Collin June 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    I have been have only missed one year of warped tour in the last 5 years. hope these tickets would make it 6

  39. Minh jones June 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    Pick me!

  40. Jeremy June 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    This old punk would love to go… it’s been years since I’ve been to a Warped Tour.

  41. Darin June 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Because I can never afford to take my dudes to anything. They would love this!

  42. SiR June 13, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Got to see Goldfinger before they head to the retirement home!

  43. Jay June 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm #


  44. Victoria June 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    My sister and I are graduating from OSU this weekend and this would be the ultimate gift!

  45. Lisa June 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Motion City Soundtrack and Reel Big FIsh are two of my ultimate favorites. I didn’t even realize they were still touring, let alone together. Can it get better than this?

  46. max June 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    havnt been to warp since the 8th grade

  47. Tina June 13, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Always wanted go!

  48. James W June 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Haven’t been to warped tour since i was a wee child

  49. Stephanie June 13, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    I work too many hours a week to NOT have a really fun weekend.

  50. ES June 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    For sure.

  51. kevin trejbal June 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I would love to win these for my friends sister that just got into high school she would love it

  52. Darrin June 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Warped Tour is awesome! I couldn’t make it last year, love to go this time.

  53. free June 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    because i’ve been a fan of the vwt since i was about 15 and i want to be 15 again.

  54. Sara Steeves June 13, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    I took my oldest son to his first Warped Tour in 2007 when he was just 15. He has attended The Van’s Warped Tour every year since! Tomorrow, after his last final, he will O-fficially be a college SENIOR! I can’t think of any better way to celebrate the beginning of Summer than a trip to the Van’s Warped Tour!!!!!!

  55. Danielle June 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    I love warped tour! My boyfriend loves The Black Dahlia Murder! Win-win imho.

  56. Dee June 13, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    I love warped tour!! It’s my birthday on the 29th and it would be a great early present to be at the festival!

  57. Courtney June 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    Would love to take my son!

  58. Tim Trottier June 14, 2013 at 12:26 am #

    I would love to take my (Australian) girlfriend before I move over to Australia with her at the end of the month. It would be a great last show in America.

  59. Kailash Nathan June 14, 2013 at 2:32 am #

    warped tour… wanted to go in college, was busy studying engineering

  60. Sascha June 14, 2013 at 3:45 am #

    Never had the chance to go because I’ve been living in Germany all my life. Would love the chance!

  61. Erik June 14, 2013 at 5:51 am #

    This show looks epic!

  62. Seiji June 14, 2013 at 6:30 am #

    I just want to take my girlfriend to go see Black Veil Brides lol.

  63. Scott June 14, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    Sounds like fun.

  64. gaytha June 14, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    Never been but would love to go

  65. Boomer June 14, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    Can never get tired of hearing new music!!

  66. Marilyn June 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    I want to win, because its my 25th birthday, which is a truly awful age to be turning!

  67. Jesse Schwab June 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    Van’s Warped Tour- keep Portland weird <3

  68. Shelby Caprai June 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    See you in the pit Portland!

  69. Ashlea Ohanesian June 14, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    You would love to send us to Warp tour because my daughter & I are music lovers. I am 26 & she is 11. We are best buds & I would love to take her to her first Warp tour 2013 at the Expo center!! We are dire need of these tickets as we will never be able to afford them. Thank you, we hope to be chosen!!

  70. Eric June 14, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    There’s no one more warped than this guy… help me join this tour, please!

  71. Nicola June 15, 2013 at 12:19 am #

    I would love to take my son to his first live rock and punk show. So many band he would love it!

  72. Nicola June 15, 2013 at 12:21 am #

    I would love tickets so I can take my son to his first live show. So many bands he’s love it!

  73. steadywin June 16, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    I just want to embrace my inner Chris Farley and be at the Vans down by the river….

  74. Ian June 27, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    my girlfriend would love if i won this for us!

  75. Grace Pear April 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    I cant wait to go! Summer fun and music? Im down ;)

  76. Grace Pear April 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    I would love to go!

  77. Rave Faller May 11, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    I’ve never gone to Warped Tour and I’m so excited to go, but I can’t afford the tickets.

  78. Sean Smyth May 20, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    I am a HUGE warped tour Fan. I love this concert series. If you could only go to one concert a year this would be it. These are the bands that love music and love their fans. In 2008 Katy Perry was on the tour and she was incredible. I love seeing Real big Fish, Penny Wise, Black Flag and so many more …… I would love you to send me to see the great bands of the future this year and I would bring my daughter to see her very first concert. This is the best tour and I would love to go. The VANS WARPED TOUR ROCKS!!!!!!

  79. Courtney Duke July 7, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    I haven’t been able to Warped tour for the past 5 years and I would love the opportunity to go again. I love the music and it would be awesome to go see the amazing bands playing this year.

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