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When We Were Young Fest Add Second Date For 2024 Edition

After people responded with great enthusiasm and excitement, When We Were Young Festival have now announced a second date for the 2024 edition, now set for Sunday, October 20th.

The tickets for the second date will be going on sale Tuesday, November 21st at 10 AM PT.

The second date will have the same exact line-up, with My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy headlining the festival. Other acts include A Day to Remember, Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, Pierce The Veil, The Used, Simple Plan, The All-American Rejects and many more.

Almost all acts will treat fans to full-album sets, with My Chemical Romance revisiting The Black Parade.

Are you planning on attending? Let us know!

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When We Were Young Festival Add More Bands To 2024 Line-Up

Not long after their initial announcement, When We Were Young just dropped more names for their 2024 festival, and it’s looking epic.

Joining My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy are Aussie faves Tonight Alive, playing their whole 2013 album, The Other Side, and We Are The In Crowd doing all of Weird Kids from 2014.

But there’s more nostalgia coming your way! Hey Monday are back, along with Daisy Grenade, CARR, and Millionaires.

Next year’s edition will be taking place on Saturday, October 19th.

Get your tickets now because When We Were Young 2024 is shaping up to be a weekend you won’t want to miss. Stay tuned for more updates!

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When We Were Young Festival Announce Line-Up For 2024 With My Chemical Romance Headlining

After an accidental leak did its rounds earlier today, When We Were Young festival have officially announced the line-up for next year’s edition.

Headlining the festival will be My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy. Other acts include A Day to Remember, Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, Pierce The Veil, The Used, Simple Plan, The All-American Rejects and many more.

Many of the artists will be playing full-album sets consisting of their most popular albums.

The event will be taking place on the Las Vegas Festival grounds on Saturday, October 24th.

Presale tickets will be going live Friday, November 17th at 10 AM PT.

Check out the complete line-up below:

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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG REVIEW: Looking Back To A Great Weekend

When We Were Young festival has taken over the city of Las Vegas for the weekend and you can find it everywhere you look on the Strip. There was nowhere to run from the swarm of alternative kids- wait, scratch that, we’re not really kids anymore. When we were young(er), we had to ask our parents for tickets to see our favorite bands, but now we are all adults and we get to spend adult money on stupid things like plane tickets to Las Vegas for the same bands that we grew up on.

The festival this year was a very hot one, with a lot of people only coming in after dark because of the heat. Usually around October, the weather in Vegas goes down a little bit. Last year, they even cancelled day one because of heavy winds. The temperatures today do not go well with this crowd for obvious reasons (who does do well in this though?), but luckily there are a couple of shaded places with fans and misted water to keep us cool. You can’t really do a festival with just legacy acts the entire day, so there are a couple of bands on the line-up that are very recent additions to the genre. Bands like Games We Play, Magnolia Park and Knuckle Puck have tough spots on the day, but they still got a small crowd around them.

Later in the day, during the headliners, there are a couple of other newer bands to play- which is an even tougher spot really, because who can compete with Blink-182? Waterparks and Set It Off make it happen, and their energy sure makes for a great alternative. Say Anything, Bowling For Soup and Less Than Jake are in this weird purgatory as well, but I’d almost say the party there was bigger than the ones at the green/pink stages.

There were some bands on the line-up that haven’t been performing in a while, but riding along to the nostalgia wave we’ve been seeing lately, we get to enjoy bands like Something Corporate, The Academy Is…, Gym Class Heroes and Good Charlotte for the first time in a while. The nostalgia hits especially hard on their biggest hits, and there’s a lot of those going around. There’s also a set by Sum 41 that no one wanted to miss, since they’ll stop performing as a band soon too.

A lot of the bands today also get to bring on special guests, which is something a European like me can only dream of happening at a festival. The Academy Is… brought Gabe Saporta (Cobra Starship), Yellowcard had appearances by Pierce The Veil and Cassadee Pope (Hey Monday), Good Charlotte brought Lil Wayne. New Found Glory found themselves out of a guitar player without Chad Gilbert, so Dan O’Connor of Four Year Strong and Dave Knox (Real Friends) filled in. Simple Plan welcomed Jax and Jared Reddick (Bowling For Soup) to their stage and All Time Low invited Avril Lavigne on.

The fans and bands alike have likened When We Were Young to Warped tour, the only thing missing is a giant inflatable with the times on them and bands doing stupid shit on the festival grounds with us (although I think plenty of them did stupid shit on the festival grounds anyway). Some of the excitement that I felt was really special, seemed to be normal for the American crowd. I at times thought the crowd was quite tame, not really participating a lot, but that can also be very much due to the 35/95 degree weather we had.

Now we ended the day with two of the most iconic bands in the history of the genre. Even though they’re a big part of the nostalgia, they also both released new music in the last week to get really excited for. Blink-182 have just released their new record One More Time… and played a couple of those songs in this weekends’ show and Green Day performed their new single The American Dream Is Killing Me. Pair all of this with a lot of pyro, confetti and fireworks and you’ll get a night you’ll never forget. This day is a hard one to top. Everything from the production value (great screens with different visuals for each band), sound quality, the music played, the way the festival was set up, the food, you name it, it was all done really well.

Knuckle Puck

Magnolia Park

Motion City Soundtrack

New Found Glory

Pierce The Veil

Relient K

Set It Off

Something Corporate

Sum 41

The Academy Is



5 Seconds of Summer

30 Seconds To Mars

Green Day

All Time Low

Games We Play

Gym Class Heroes

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FEATURE: Unmissable Acts To Catch At When We Were Young Festival

When I was young, I found a space in music that I couldn’t find around me. Bands like Green Day, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan and many more helped me feel less alone and more understood. The emotions I was dealing with weren’t that uncommon, it was just where I grew up that didn’t match with me. It helped me look for other places to call mine. I grew up, my bones hurt a little more than my heart nowadays, but the music stays a part of me. Now imagine my response seeing 90% of those bands on one single line-up. It only seems appropriate that When We Were Young takes place in Las Vegas, as a small piece of home in the middle of nowhere.

Something Corporate
As a teen, I used to watch a drama show called One Tree Hill, which was the source of a lot of musical discoveries for me. Jack’s Mannequin, the first solo project by lead singer Andrew McMahon, was featured on the show, and from there on I found out about his earlier band. The band went on hiatus in 2004, getting back together for a few short stints over the years, but they haven’t performed together as Something Corporate since 2011. This is one of the first times a lot of fans will be able to see them play songs like Punk Rock Princess and I Woke Up In A Car together, which is something I’m really looking forward to. I’m secretly hoping for some solo songs by McMahon too, since he never seems to tour Europe either.

Good Charlotte
Speaking of bands that haven’t performed in a while: Good Charlotte’s last live shows were in 2019. The Madden brothers have been working hard on other projects/companies in the last couple of years, with the platform Veeps as most successful. I’m really excited to go see The Anthem, Lifestyle of the Rich & Famous and I Just Wanna Live. Screaming along with their lyrics has got to be very healing for my inner teen, and I bet I won’t be the only one. They’re hardly a hidden gem, but you’ll never know when your next chance might be!

The Veronicas, Michelle Branch, Tigers Jaw, Beach Bunny
The Veronicas clash with Something Corporate, which absolutely kills the 17-year old girl that listened to Untouched for weeks on end (if not
months). While hanging at the Stripe stage, you might want to stick around for Michelle Branch and Tigers Jaw as well, as they all perform back to back from 1pm until 2:40pm. Beach Bunny will be on stage a little later during the day on the Ghost stage (4:50pm). You might recognize some of their songs from TikTok videos, but don’t mistake them for being just pandering to younger audiences. Their indie rock has gotten some widespread accolades, including Best Album lists.

Joyce Manor
If the headliners aren’t your thing, you won’t get bored with any of the bands performing at the Ghost and Stripe stages during the Blink-182 or Green Day sets. It can’t be easy to be clashing with a band you’ve been noted to be inspired by, but if any band can do it, it’s Joyce Manor. Musically I’d say they’re closer to Weezer and The Smiths in comparison than Blink-182, so if their music isn’t for you, Joyce Manor very well might be.

Green Day
Ok don’t @ me, but I’m including my favorite band in the recommended list. A girl won’t go by the name ‘christine road’ for years (after their song Christie Road off their record Kerplunk), only to not recommend seeing them perform, right? Their 2-hour long set is likely going to include all of the hits like Basket Case, American Idiot and Good Riddance, but they might play a new song or two from their upcoming record too, if we’re that lucky. The teen version of me is already crying, let me be for now. I swear I’m having fun. I’m home after all.