When We Were Young Festival is The Biggest Emo Event of the Year and It Looks Unbelievable

UPDATE: Hey gang, due to unprecedented demand during the pre-sale period, When You Were Young Festival has upgraded to a two-day event. Both days (22 & 23 October) are completely SOLD OUT. However, if you still wish to attend, Live Nation has opened up a waitlist here. For those of you that got in quick, we’ll see you on the Las Vegas Strip this October! — Tam

Elder Emos all over the world have had an absolute field day this morning and even us Aussies want in on the fun now. Sure, Australian borders are still for the most part closed, but things are looking up. Especially now with this on the horizon. This is the festival lineup of our teenage dreams.

Presented by Live Nation, When We Were Young Festival is set to take over the Las Vegas strip on Saturday October 22, 2022. With My Chemical Romance and Paramore as the front runners, the festival have somehow managed to book a plethora of 2000s emo, post-hardcore and pop punk acts along the lines of Bring Me the Horizon, A Day To Remember, Avril Lavigne, Story of the Year, Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Silverstein, I Prevail, Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce the Veil and… the list goes on. Whoa. I need to catch my breath.

Sure, the poster looks like it was made by your little sister on Canva but considering the event is backed by Live Nation and every band has been sharing it on social media, well, it looks like this is legit, folks. If you’re like me and are willing to do whatever you can to get over to Las Vegas this October, looks like we’ll be wide awake in the early hours of Saturday morning at 5am AEDT/4am AEST!

See you there!

Words By Tamara May @citylightstam

When We Were Young Festival

Saturday 22nd October SOLD OUT

Sunday 23rd October SOLD OUT

Las Vegas Festival Grounds, USA

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Wall of Sound's Head of Album Reviews. Weekend Content. Pop Punk Enthusiast.