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Is For Lovers Festival Unveils Lineup for Third Annual Summer Tour

Celebrate Punk and Emo Spirit with a Star-Studded Lineup Across Seven Cities

North America's beloved Is For Lovers Festival is back for its third annual summer tour, bringing together a mix of longtime favorites and rising stars in the punk and emo scene. This year's lineup features an impressive roster of artists including The All-American Rejects, Yellowcard, Underoath, Hawthorne Heights, Hot Mulligan, Saosin, The Starting Line, Less Than Jake, State Champs, Thursday, and Armor for Sleep.

Founded on the premise of celebrating the vibrant spirit and culture of punk and emo, the Is For Lovers Festival promises an unforgettable experience for fans across seven cities. From iconic bands to newly discovered up-and-comers, each date on the tour offers a unique blend of music, camaraderie, and entertainment, not to mention different lineups in each city ensuring no two performances are alike!

"We are happy to be back in 2024, soaking up the summer sun with these bands and fans, most of who have been shedding and shredding tears with us since 2004," says JT Woodruff, Hawthorne Heights' vocalist and co-founder of the Is For Lovers Festival. "Is For Lovers Festival is designed to put the fan in a Time Machine, and transport them back to the most vibrant years of their lives."

Newly added festival locations include West Virginia Is For Lovers, Pop's Is For Lovers in Sauget, Illinois, and the first Los Angeles-based outpost for the festival, California Is For Lovers. Returning favorites include Lake Tahoe Is For Lovers, OBX Is For Lovers, Iowa Is For Lovers, and Ohio Is For Lovers.

More than just a music event, Is For Lovers Festival is a celebration of summer days spent in the company of great music, good friends, and endless laughter. Attendees can enjoy on-site activities like dunk-a-punk and indulge in delicious treats from local vendors in the adjacent marketplace, creating moments infused with a sense of boundless possibility and excitement.

Is For Lovers Festival Dates and Lineups:

  • June 22 – Lake Tahoe Is For Lovers: The All-American Rejects, Movements, Hawthorne Heights, The Starting Line, Finch, Armor For Sleep, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Free Throw, with additional special guests to be announced soon.

  • July 13 – West Virginia Is For Lovers: Underoath, Hawthorne Heights, Thursday, Anberlin, Armor For Sleep, Emery, This Wild Life.

  • July 20 – OBX Is For Lovers: Motion City Soundtrack, Hawthorne Heights, Less Than Jake, Thursday, Armor For Sleep, This Wild Life, Battle Winner.

  • July 27 – Pop’s Is For Lovers: Hawthorne Heights, Thursday, Anberlin, Armor For Sleep, Stick To Your Guns, This Wild Life.

  • August 24 – Iowa Is For Lovers: Yellowcard, State Champs, Hawthorne Heights, Armor For Sleep, Emery, This Wild Life, Action/Adventure.

  • August 31 – California Is For Lovers: Hawthorne Heights, Saosin, Finch, Anberlin, Bilmuri, Cartel, Armor For Sleep, Stick To Your Guns, This Wild Life, boycomma, New Aesthetic, plus more special guests.

  • September 7 – Ohio Is For Lovers: Hawthorne Heights, Hot Mulligan, Silverstein, Senses Fail, The Devil Wears Prada, Anberlin, Arrows in Action, Emery, Snarls, Maura Weaver, Knuckle Puck, Real Friends, Movements, The Wonder Years, Turnover, For Your Health, Maura Weaver, Slow Joy, Leggy, Touchdown Jesus, Raging Nathans, Saturday’s At Your Place, Glassworld.

Tickets for all dates, including VIP options, are now available via

Since its launch in 2022, Is For Lovers festival has become a staple in the punk and emo scene. Deliver unforgettable experiences and fostering a sense of community among fans. Named after Hawthrone Heights' iconic song "Ohio Is For Lovers," the festival has featured renowned acts including Jimmy Eat World, Thrice, Alkaline Trio, Yellowcard, and Underoath. Beyond the music, Is For Lovers Festival offers a diverse marketplace and a range of activities, creating an all-around celebration of community and happiness.


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