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 Lymanfounder 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:
Antiserum
Captain Capa
Crizzly
DJ Nicola Bear
DJ Scout
K. Flay
MC Chris
NiT GriT
Pacific Dub
Sleeper Agent
Watsky
Wax

The 2014 Vans Warped Tour will kick off Friday, June 13 in HoustonTX, with 42 total dates until its final stage SundayAugust 3 in Denver, CO. For more information, visit www.vanswarpedtour.com.