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Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman talks about the festival's growth, future and more

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, left, and 3OH!3's Nathaniel Motte appeared at the 2016 Vans Warped Tour's lineup announcement party on March 22, 2016 at Full Sail University in Winter Park.

Jay Cridlin

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, left, and 3OH!3's Nathaniel Motte appeared at the 2016 Vans Warped Tour's lineup announcement party on March 22, 2016 at Full Sail University in Winter Park.

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Like clockwork, the Vans Warped Tour returns to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg on Friday with a lineup that includes pop-punk heroes like New Found Glory, Sum 41 and Reel Big Fish with Florida favorites like Yellowcard, We the Kings, Sleeping With Sirens, Less Than Jake and Set It Off.

For Warped founder Kevin Lyman, now in his 21st year helming the event, you have to wonder how much longer he wants to keep doing it -- or how it could possibly continue in his absence.

"I think it probably could pop around for maybe a couple of years," he said. "But 90 percent of the things we do with Warped Tour are not financially driven. I just don't know if anyone would put that time and effort into it."

Click here for details on the Warped Tour in St. Petersburg. And for more of our interview with Kevin Lyman, click here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:44am]

    

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