If this won’t give you a whiplash from your swift throwback to your 2000s emo phase, then IDK what will.
Everyone who listened to popular emo-pop bands must feel like they’re in a fever dream after the ‘When We Were Young’ festival announced the festival’s official lineup on January 19, 2022.
🖤When We Were Young Fest🥀
— When We Were Young (@WWWYFest) January 18, 2022
Paramore, who has been on hiatus since 2018, along with My Chemical Romance, will be headlining the festival that will happen on October 22, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Other emo-pop artists coming to the music festival are Avril Lavigne, Bright Eyes, AFI, The Used, Bring Me The Horizon, Boys Like Girls, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, We the Kings, Alkaline Trio, Manchester Orchestra, Dance Gavin Dance, the All-American Rejects, Anberlin, 3OH!3, Atreyu, the Ready Set, Jimmy Eat World, La Dispute, the Wonder Years, Hawthorne Heights, Car Seat Headrest, Wolf Alice, and a lot more.
The festival marks the return of Paramore to the stage after going on hiatus back in 2018. Hayley Williams, the band’s frontwoman, has since released her solo debut album titled “Petals for Armor” in 2020. The festival will also see My Chemical Romance’s return to performing after their 2019 reunion concert in Los Angeles.
Fans will be able to start purchasing tickets on January 21, 2022, on a pre-sale period, which you can sign up for here.
Here are some peoples’ reactions to the official lineup for the When We Were Young festival:
— alecandstuff (@alecandstuffff) January 18, 2022
me and my friends pulling up to the When We Were Young festival pic.twitter.com/zEaAeVk8Xr
— VS (@MariposaWarrior) January 18, 2022
Emos reacting to the “when we were young tour” realizing we’re all elders with back problems. pic.twitter.com/EtD3On95dN
— 💀 🅺🅴🅻🆂 👽 (@kelseyseguin___) January 18, 2022
when we were young is either going to be the coachella or the fyre fest of the scene no in between
— tracey❄️ (@wasteIndbby) January 18, 2022
When We Were Young Fest: Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Avril Lavigne, Silverstein, A Day to Remember, Pvris, Pierce the Veil, Sleeping w/ Sirens, AFI, Bring Me The Horizon, The Story So Far, Mayday Parade.
— paramore is back 🥑 (@ioopstaylor) January 18, 2022
On my to Vegas for the When We Were Young Festival pic.twitter.com/oty9ocy59S
— Larry. 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣🥳 (@lonerisms_) January 18, 2022
get in loser, we're going to the when we were young fest pic.twitter.com/H3VNhUA6XS
— luna ᵖᵗᵛ₂₀₂₂ (@selfishmqchines) January 18, 2022
The concept of When We Were Young fest: ❤️🥰😍🤩🥰❤️‼️
The logistics of When We Were Young fest: 😞😬👀😳🙄💔❌
— Luc (@ellkay_) January 19, 2022
Stages of elder emo tik tok finding out about the When We Were Young fest
Stage 1: panic, excitement, and singing up for presale ticket info
Stage 2: realizing it’s a logistical nightmare, way overpriced, and being put on by the same people who did Astroworld
Stage 3: grief.
— Izzie⚡️ (@izzyw58) January 19, 2022
how disrespectful do you have to be to organize a music festival in las vegas called When We Were Young and not invite the killers
— average reggaeton producer (@lavathem) January 18, 2022
Me and my girl pulling up to When We Were Young Fest pic.twitter.com/JDiVKwnzG2
— 𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖕𝖆𝖘 (@ChapasMusic) January 18, 2022
when we were young fest starterpack pic.twitter.com/qRWLWCw8zO
— dut (@anonbadut) January 19, 2022
“when we were young fest” more like twitter meet up with a guest performance from paramore
— almond milky (@bensbarlow) January 18, 2022
i feel that it’s my civic duty as an elder emo to attend When We Were Young music festival
— madi ☆ ☽ △⃒⃘ (@madihudsonn_) January 18, 2022
if the entry wristbands at when we were young fest don’t look like this, i don’t want to go pic.twitter.com/5LmoxFZhGn
— gods favourite emo (@yasminesummanx) January 18, 2022
‘When We Were Young’ Festival will be held at Las Vegas, but hopefully there will be a livestream of the music festival so fans outside the U.S. can also listen to their fave emo-pop bands perform live once more.
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