vans warped tour

Next year's Vans Warped Tour in Toronto will be its last

After 24 glorious years of moshing, wild antics, and raucous live music, Vans Warped Tour is calling it quits after next year.

The announcement was made yesterday that the much loved North American music festival will join more recent departures from the city's festival circuit, which only a few years ago looked like it was getting overcrowded.

A festival statement summarizes Warped Tour's storied history as one of the premier music festivals for rock bands and alternative acts, known for showcasing both international and local musicians and as the place where many artists in these genres today got their big break.

Loads of fans and artists have taken to social media to express their sadness over the end of an era.

Thankfully they have one last opportunity to relive their happy memories (and perhaps some regrets), as Warped Tour is stopping in Toronto for one last time on July 17.

No reason was cited for the decision, though 24 years is a remarkable run for an alternative music festival. You can bet the last hurrah will be a giant and nostalgic send-off.

Lead photo by

Van's Warped Tour


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Music

Toronto upset after Radiohead concert sells out in seconds

The top 5 restaurants for live music in Toronto

Jimmy Kimmel remakes Drake's God's Plan music video

K-Pop band GOT7 playing the ACC in Toronto on world tour

Hedley plays concert in Barrie as fans look past sex assault allegations

Drake just gave away $1 million for his new music video

Toronto tattoo shop will cover Hedley tattoos for free

Drake just treated Miami to a huge shopping spree