Paramore And My Chemical Romance Will Headline Both Nights Of Vegas' Punk Fest
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Get ready to embrace some major early 2000s nostalgia. The 2022 When We Were Young festival was just announced, and it features the punk-rock lineup of your dreams. Paramore? They’re on the bill. Lil Huddy? He’s there, too. Oh, and My Chemical Romance, whose 2019 reunion shook fans to the core, will be headlining.
The new festival has been allllll the talk of Twitter, but in case you’re not familiar with every band on the bill, here’s the tea. Gen Z may have been ~super~ young during the 2000s, but it’s time to relive the golden age of MySpace and Hot Topic, especially since TikTok stars like Lil Huddy and JXDN are taking a stab at transforming the genre. There’s also been a lot of crossover between new pop-punk artists and OG artists. For example, Huddy collaborated with the Blink 182’s Travis Barker on “Don’t Freak Out” in 2021. Last year, he said Barker and frequent collaborator Machine Gun Kelly are "paving the way” for a new chapter of pop-punk.
The When We Were Young festival — which takes place over two days on Oct. 22 and 23 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds — has packed dozens of artists into the two-day event, so fans will have to plan which bands to catch across multiple stages. But they can’t go wrong with so many artists like Boys Like Girls, Avril Lavigne, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, We the Kings, the All-American Rejects, PVRIS, and 3OH!3.
When We Were Young shared the full lineup for the fest on Jan. 18.
Emo and pop-punk music fans were so enamored with the stacked lineup, many questioned whether it was fake. Full disclosure: It’s not, but fans are truly shook by how many of their favorite throwback bands will be heading to Sin City in October.
In fact, due to overwhelming demand, LiveNation announced on Friday, Jan. 21, that another date has been added to the festival. The second show will be on Sunday, Oct. 23, and the best part is, it will feature the exact same lineup as the day before. My Chemical Romance and Paramore will headline both days of the When We Were Young festival. Rolling Stone reports the concert will feature multiple stages across the festival grounds, with earlier acts performing for 20 to 30 minutes, and bigger acts performing for 45 minutes or longer.
Pre-sale tickets went on sale Friday, Jan. 21, and already sold out. Fans are so hyped to see all their favorite groups in one place this October!
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