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Sunday Slaylist: Warped Tour UK 2012 Endurance Test

November 11th, 2012

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Yesterday the Vans Warped Tour made its first return to London since 1999. We didn’t go. We do know some people who did go, and their reactions on Twitter ranged from “Oh my God! Onesies everywhere!” to “Lasted just an hour at Warped”. We know that (some) of us here at Thrash Hits have a reputation as being surly No Fun Club-types, but by gosh, did we not see this as a challenge to make a listenable Sunday Spotify Slaylist about it.

Oh God, did we try.

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Vans Warped Tour to return to the UK after 14 year absence

March 30th, 2012

Vans Warped Tour UK first promo pic Thrash Hits

Well, this is a turn up for the books – the Vans Warped Tour is going to be coming to the UK after nearly a decade and a half of absence. Even though at this stage there’s no information concrete information regarding the line-up, ticket price, exact date beyond “November” or venue beyond “it’s in London”, the fact that it’s coming here at all is still something of a surprise.

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Vice’s ‘No Sleep Till…’ series comes to a close with Trash Talk risking life and limb on frozen roads and skateboarding. Obviously.

March 22nd, 2012

Vice’s No Sleep Till… documentary series comes to an end today, with the final instalment focussing on one of California’s finest international punk exports of the last five years: Trash Talk. Vice follow the band as they support Every Time I Die on their last UK tour, which obvious means a) carnage, and b) destruction, and c) skateboarding.

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Win Rip Curl Boardmasters tickets and Vans goodies

July 31st, 2008

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Rip Curl Boardmasters festival is Europe’s biggest surf and skate and music festival and its hitting Newquay on 4-10 August 2008, this year in association with Relentless energy drink and Vans, who are giving some swag away.

You can watch the world’s best surfers and skateboarders and stuff during the day and then go watch wicked bands like The Ghost Of A Thousand, Johnny Truant and Gallows in the evening. And bands like Kids In Glass Houses and Pigeon Detectives too. There’s something for everyone.

You’ve got to remember that because there will be loads of surfers, there will be a load of buffed, tanned bodies floating around so it’s probably the sexiest festival in the UK. It beats the tens of thousands of fat, hairy dudes that descend upon Donington every June for Download Festival.

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Vans is going to offer one lucky winner a pair of VIP tickets to the Rip Curl Boardmasters festival as well as a Vans hoodie, a Vans t-shirt and a pair of Vans shoes. Not too bad.

There is a picture of a hoodie, a t-shirt and a pair of shoes above but the ones on offer are actually different ones. That’s just a pretty badly Photoshopped picture

To enter this competition to win a pair of VIP tickets to the Rip Curl Boardmasters festival and a Vans hoodie, a Vans t-shirt and a pair of Vans shoes, just enter the competition by answering the following question.

Where does the festival favourite VW campervan originate?

Email your answer with your name, address and a contact telephone number to competition@thrashhits.com with “Van” as the subject. The closing date for general entries is 10am Monday, 4 August 2008. The winner will be notified by telephone or email.

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