Las Vegas’ When We Were Young Fest Cancels Opening Day Due to High Wind Warning

Las Vegas alt-rock event When We Were Young was forced to cancel the entire Saturday’s opening day lineup due to a severe wind warning in the region.

” When We Were Young Festival organizers have been spending the past few days actively preparing grounds for the event for a chilly Saturday.” organizers wrote on Saturday morning.

“The National Weather Service has updated their forecast for Saturday to the status of a High Wind Warning, including dangerous sustained winds of 30-40 mph and 60 mph gusts possible. In accordance with the National Weather Service and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department We are left with no option but to cancel today’s When We Were Young Festival. The safety of our guests as well as our staff and artists will always be our highest priority.”

The mega-festival of pop-punk and emo held at Las Vegas Festival Grounds had an impressive lineup including Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Avril Lavigne, Jimmy Eat World, AFI, and countless other ex-Warped Tour vets.

Tickets for the festival were so successful that organizers added two additional dates Sunday, Oct. 23, and Saturday 29 October. 29 — featuring similar lineups to When We Were Young; depending on the weather, these dates will be held as scheduled organizers stated that the forecast for Sunday “looks good with no advisory about wind.”

“This was not a choice that was taken without a lot of thought,” organizers added. “We are aware that many of you came to the area for an unforgettable day with your favorite bands and have been anticipating this event for months. We were also thrilled and shocked to announce this news.”

(Earlier in the summer of this year, “strong violent winds” in Spain’s Medusa Festival led to the scene collapse that killed one victim and injured many more.)

Tickets holders who purchased tickets for the concert on Saturday’s event When We Were Young will receive an exchange after 30 days. Fans can, at the very least, be looking forward to 2023’s festival with Blink-182, Green Day, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, and numerous more.

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