Welcome To Warped Tour – Long Island, NYC

Welcome To Warped Tour – Long Island, NYC

One of the main reasons for my recent trip to New York was to go to Warped Tour and my whole trip was planned around this date. Warped Tour is a travelling festival which runs across around three months of the summer hitting up so many cities and states across America and Canada. The lineup is always a pop-punk lovers wet dream and the mass of stalls and merchandise is enough to make you poor.

On Saturday 9th July Warped hit up Wantagh in Long Beach, New York. When in Manhattan there are a couple of dates which are an hour or two’s journey away (including one in New Jersey) but the date of this one fit with me better. We booked a Rally bus through the festival which was only $20 for a return and took us from central Manhattan right to the festival and back again, such a great value!

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After we took our coach to the festival we had about half an hour or so’s queue and then we made it in and it lived up to every expectation that I had. The layout of the festival was amazing with two main stages (North and South) which operate one after the other. Half an hour set on North as South sets up, then when one finishes the other starts straight away. These dual stages also had Monster Energy (North and South) and Poseidon/Cyclops (which did the same alternating) and the great thing about this is that there’s always music to watch regardless.

One of the great things is that the timings change every day and they aren’t revealed until you enter the festival in the morning. It’s designed that if you think a band you want to see isn’t on until 4pm you might not bother going until then missing out on loads of other great bands. This way you might catch something you wouldn’t usually.

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Over the course of the day I seemed to see so many bands including State Champs, Issues, Set It Off, Emarosa, Mayday Parade, The Maine, Knuckle Puck, New Found Glory, Falling In Reverse, Tonight Alive, Waterparks and so much more and it was incredible. The bands were great, and it was amazing to see US bands play home town shows as it always feels different to UK crowds for some reason.

As the festival is generally aimed at teenagers it ended by 9pm which meant I was back in Manhattan by 10.30pm *result*. Sometimes those things you’ve been dreaming of on your bucket list don’t end up being as you expected but everything about Warped left me wanting to go again.

Do you have a bucket list festival to go to?


  1. July 19, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Ah I am so pleased you had fun. Glastonbury was on my festival bucket list but I’ve done it now – although I would like to return with the kids 😀

  2. Jessica
    July 19, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    I could feel your love with festivals! I like the surprise thing during this festival on which band will perform 🙂 Some cool bands were present. 🙂

  3. July 19, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    I love festivals and new york so this is my idea of heaven! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  4. LaaLaa
    July 19, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Great experience going to another country to a festival x

  5. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    July 19, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    Sounds like an amazing experience for you, I’m so pleased you enjoyed it!

  6. July 19, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    Oh wow the Warped Festival sounds great and I actually like that it closes at 9pm it means you can go home and sleep lol.

  7. Louise
    July 20, 2016 / 7:53 am

    So jealous, it’s my dream to go to Warped Tour! I’ve been to the UK one but it’s not the same. How were The Maine?! They’re one of my favourite ever bands, I love them, John is such a babe x

  8. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    July 20, 2016 / 10:00 am

    Warped Tour is one of my bucket list festivals. Although I would rather it went on a bit later 😉

  9. July 20, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Ok, they are so smart to not divulge the schedule until the day of! That will surely keep the crowds full all day.

  10. July 20, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    You are having such a fab Summer, I’ve never been to Warped Tour

  11. July 20, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to the Warped Tour, since I was a teenager! Would love to make the trip one day.

  12. July 20, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    I have never been to a warped tour but it sounds amazing 🙂

  13. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    July 21, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    I have always wanted to go to warped tour! I always love seeing Charles Trippys vlogs

  14. Erin Ek Rush
    July 21, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    Ohh wow! Sounds really exciting – clever to change the times each day too. It would definitely give the tour a different vibe!

  15. Helen Clark
    July 21, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    Wow it sounds amazing! So pleased you got to tick it off your bucket list. I love how the stages times alternate, there’s nothing worse than hanging about watching them loading off and on again.

  16. July 21, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    In the past yes… my list would be filled with them but these days I prefer gigs with a smaller audience

  17. July 21, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    This sounds like a great festval – my boys would love this x

  18. July 22, 2016 / 9:41 am

    It’s so great that you have got to tick this off your bucket list! I love the fact that they change the set times every day and you don’t know what they are until you get there, I have found so many bands/artists that I love now thanks to just spending my day at a festival instead of arriving later on xx

  19. Beautyqueenuk
    July 22, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Now this sounds like an amazing festival and one you are more likely to see me at for sure x

  20. Ickle Pickle
    July 22, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    How fab! This looks such an amazing festival, I am so pleased that you were able to go.Kaz x

  21. Jo Smith
    July 23, 2016 / 11:05 am

    Oooh an early finish too! My kinda festival ha! Can’t be doing with these 3 day things x

  22. Mandi
    July 23, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time, and what a brilliant idea to announce the times of the acts once everyone is there x

  23. July 23, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Oh wow, sounds like an amazing festival and glad you had fun. I was going to go to one this year but my sister ended up going without me due to my other travels

  24. Bethany Naismith
    July 25, 2016 / 8:06 am

    Sounds like an amazing festival! I don’t know if they do it here in the UK though!

  25. Nazma
    July 26, 2016 / 10:35 am

    wow this sounds an amazing event.. I unfortunately i live in uk 🙁

  26. July 26, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    I have wanted to go to this for so many years 🙁

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