When We Were Young festival canceled opening day due to high winds – The Hollywood Reporter

Organizers of Las Vegas’ When We Were Young canceled the opening day of the music festival on Saturday due to concerns about high winds.

“The When We Are Young Festival organizers have spent the past several days proactively preparing the festival grounds for a windy Saturday,” the organizers wrote on the festival’s website and social networking sites Saturday.

“The National Weather Service did not upgrade their Saturday forecast to a High Wind Warning, which includes dangerous sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph with potential gusts of 60 mph. ,” the announcement continued. “In consultation with the National Weather Service and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, we have no choice but to cancel the When We Are Young Festival today. The safety of our fans, artists and staff will always be a priority.”

The nostalgic pop-punk festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds is expected to feature a large lineup that includes Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Take Back Sunday, Avril Lavigne, AFI and Jimmy Eat World.

Following strong ticket sales for Saturday’s edition, promoter Live Nation added dates with the same lineup the following Sunday and Saturday, October 29. The organizers noted that “Times” Sunday weather looks sunny without any wind advice.”

Organizers went on to explain that Saturday’s cancellation “wasn’t a decision taken lightly. We know many of you have come to the area for a big day with your favorite bands and have been looking forward to this day for months. We are equally delighted and saddened to share this news. “

Those who purchased tickets to Saturday’s festival will receive a refund within 30 days, according to organizers.

Earlier this month, When We Were Young announced the date and lineup of its second edition for October 21, 2023, including the titles Blink-182 and Green Day. Other actions on next year’s bill include 30 Seconds to Mars, Good Charlotte, Descendants, All-Time Low, Something Corporate, Yellow Card, Total 41, Simple Plan, Pierce the Veil, Thrice, Plain White Tees, The Veronicas, The Ataris, Bowling for Soup and New Found Glory.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.


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