In a recent interview with The Gunz Show, Kevin Lyman has confirmed that there will be no age limit for Vans Warped Tour in 2016.
Following the mix-up last month, which saw Lyman misquoted when he said “no kids on this tour”, the festival founder has addressed the issue by stating both fans and bands under the age of 21 will be able to attend the event.
“It was the last day of tour,” Lyman told Gunz. “I had just delt with some stuff, and this kid—sweet kid—had already written half of [his] story, he was just looking for a couple quotes to insert into it. And I said, ‘Man, I’m just gonna bring adults next summer out on tour. It would make my life a lot easier, in a sense.’ [Laughs.] And all of a sudden they inserted and added ‘under 21 is not gonna be allowed at Warped.’ Are you crazy?”
“Warped has been about turning people on to music; getting them into festivals, getting them into a lifestyle that I think is [still] very, very good,” he continued.
Gunz also opened up to AltPress about his interview with Lyman. “I was glad to get a chance to talk about this serious situation,” he said.
“But Kevin’s message is important, too. The internet can really [spiral] out of control sometimes, and the message of take a step back, breathe, and look at things logically is an important one – in all matters of this technologically driven life. The community needs to become a community again, because, right now, it’s not.”