Earlier this year, ’00s pop-punk fans were gifted the announcement of a festival tailor-made for their nostalgia-fuelled group called When We Were Young.
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The festival is set to have its inaugural event on Oct. 22, 23, and 29 in Las Vegas with a line-up that boasts the best and the brightest of the genre, including My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Avril Lavigne, and Bright Eyes. A sort of Warped tour 2.0, the event has generated enough buzz that the organizers have already announced a second annual fest.
Slated for October 2023 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, the new line-up ups the ante even more with Green Day and the newly reunited Blink-182 taking the top spots.
Tuesday (Oct. 11), Blink-182 announced the return of Tom DeLonge, who left the group in 2015. The three-piece also announced that there is a new record on the way with the original members all present and accounted for. When We Were Young will be one stop on a sprawling world tour for the group.
Elsewhere on the bill are 20 Seconds To Mars, the Offspring, Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds Of Summer, All Time Low, Peirce The Veil, Thrice, Rise Against, a reunited Something Corporate, Gym Class Heroes, Beach Bunny, Joyce Manor, Tigers Jaw and Citizen.
Check out the full lineup below.
Pre-sale for the 2023 festival starts this Friday (Oct. 14). Find all the details, HERE. Given how quickly this year’s fest sold out, tickets for next year will be a hot commodity with the potential for additional dates to be added.
When We Were Young Festival — 2023 Lineup
New Found Glory
30 Seconds to Mars
5 Seconds of Summer
All Time Low
Pierce the veil
Gym Class Heroes
Motion City Soundtrack
Saves The Day
The Academy Is…
Bowling for Soup
Less Than Jake
Plain White T’s
The Front Bottoms
Set It Off
The Movie Life
Games We Play
Don’t miss the reunion of a lifetime! Grab your When We Were Young 2024 tickets and immerse yourself in a festival of timeless hits.
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