BEATPORT JOINS VANS WARPED TOUR
AS OFFICIAL STAGE HOST
DEAL BRINGS PREMIER BRAND IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC CULTURE
TO NEW AUDIENCES AND LOCATIONS
BEATPORT, an SFX Entertainment Inc. company and the principal online destination for electronic music culture, today announced it will host a stage at this summer’s Vans Warped Tour to bring dance and electronic music to attendees nationwide.
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, BEATPORT is for the first time participating in the Vans Warped Tour, which is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. Under the multi-year deal, BEATPORT will have naming rights to a stage dedicated to dance/electronic and hip-hop acts at each stop, and will promote the tour throughout its online and social channels. In coming years, BEATPORT will also contribute to the programming of the acts performing on the stage as well.
“We’re honored for this opportunity to elevate the dance and electronic music component of this iconic summer event,” said Clark Warner, Executive Creative Director for BEATPORT. “Whether it’s punk, dance, or hip-hop, the underground attitude transcends genre. Beatport’s mission is to serve both DJs and their fans, as well as introduce their music to new audiences. What better partner than Vans Warped Tour to accomplish this?”
“The Vans Warped Tour has always focused on the kids and what they’re listening to. It’s impossible to do that today without dance and electronic music playing a role,” said Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped Tour. “We’ve always believed in offering fans a choice, and a spectrum, of music and as such we’ve blended dance and hip-hop into the lineup over the last two years. It’s now time to dedicate a stage for those fans under the banner of the biggest brand in dance music. I can’t think of a better name for this stage than Beatport.”
The lineup for the inaugural Beatport stage is:
DJ Nicola Bear
The 2014 Vans Warped Tour will kick off Friday, June 13 in Houston, TX, with 42 total dates until its final stage Sunday, August 3 in Denver, CO. For more information, visit www.vanswarpedtour.com.
Beatport, an SFX Entertainment company, is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Available in more than 230 countries, our flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists. As a result, our sales charts serve as the industry barometer for what tracks are currently jumping in the clubs before crossing over into the mainstream. The Beatport platform also offers tools to help DJs manage their careers, promote their productions and performances, and connect with the largest community of qualified fans on the planet. Founded in 2004, Beatport is based in Denver, CO, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin and Tokyo. In March 2013, Beatport became part of the SFX network of companies focused on electronic music culture. Please visit www.beatport.com for more information.
About Vans Warped Tour
The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America’s premiere music and lifestyle festival of the summer, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. The nationally-renowned festival is the most eclectic traveling tour and features a diverse array of artists--with hotly tipped acts in every genre from punk, metal and indie to rock, hip-hop, rap, electronic, reggae and pop; as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for its traditionally low ticket price. The tour has cemented its place in history by bringing punk rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental concepts every year on the road. The Warped Eco Initiatives (WEI) focus on making the tour more environmentally friendly whether it is through eco conscious catering for the artists and crew courtesy of Tada Catering or a solar-powered sound system on the Kevin Says Stage.
Further, www.vanswarpedtour.com even showcases public transportation options for every tour date and carpool social media apps as well as exotic eco travel contests. For more information on the tour that Alternative Press readers voted the “Best Tour/Festival” of 2009/2010 and Rolling Stone called “America’s most successful festival” (2005) go to: www.vanswarpedtour.com. Now in its 20th year, the 42-date tour will commence June 13 in Houston, TX and end on August 3 in Denver, CO.
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