When We Were Young Rock Festival Heads to Vegas This October

Calling all “emo” kids. Announced on Tuesday, January 18, the When We Were Young Festival will be heading to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Saturday, October 22, 2022, for a full day of emo/alternative rock.

According to the press announcement, the debut lineup is intended to channel “the ultimate 2000s nostalgia for the angsty hearts of emo/alternative music lovers” (and if our personal social media sites were any indicator—the festival certainly has channeled plenty of nostalgia and excitement). The lineup of artists includes My Chemical Romance, Paramore, AFI, The Used, Bring Me The Horizon, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Alkaline Trio, Manchester Orchestra A Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil, I Prevail, The Story So Far, Dance Gavin Dance, The All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, Car Seat Headrest, Sleeping With Sirens, Knocked Loose, JXDN, Avril Lavigne, Motionless in White, Black Veil Brides, Ice Nine Kills, Senses Fail, Bayside, Mom Jeans, Mayday Parade, The Maine, Neck Deep, Silverstein, Palaye Royale, Bright Eyes, Poppy, Nessa Barrett, Wolf Alice, Acceptance, Story of the Year, Atreyu, PVRIS, Saosin, Glassjaw, Lilhuddy, TV Girl, The Starting Line, Thursday, Anberlin, Jimmy Eat World, 3OH!3, State Champs, Four Year Strong, We The Kings, The Wonder Years, Royal & The Serpent, The Ready Set, Kittie, Hawthorne Heights, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Garden, Horrorpops, Meet Me At The Altar, The Linda Lindas and Prentiss.   

There will be a special presale beginning this Friday, January 21 at 1 p.m. E.T. for fans who sign up for early access to passes online at www.whenwewereyoungfestival.com. Following the presale, any remaining tickets still available will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 21 at 5 p.m. ET. Ticket options include General Admission, General Admission+, VIP and VIP Cabana, which includes access to a special roped-off viewing area with security, shade and VIP service, one bottle of liquor and one bottle of champagne, expedited entry, skip-the-line passes for merch and more. (Note: Cabana access is available only to those 21 and older.)

When We Were Young Festival is also partnering with several hotels, including the The Palazzo, Wynn Las Vegas, Resorts World Las Vegas, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, Tropicana Las Vegas and more; packages can include nightclub access, as well as brunch and open bars.

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