Paramore, My Chemical Romance to Headline the When We Were Young Festival

UPDATE (2/11): LiveNation announced Friday that the When We Were Young Festival will now have a second date featuring the same stellar lineup on Sunday, October 23.

There will be multiple stages on the festival grounds. The earlier acts will perform sets lasting 20-30 minutes while the top-billed acts will perform sets lasting 45 minutes or more.

“We have seen a lot of excitement around this festival and we look forward to putting on an incredible event for all of the fans this October,”Festival organizers stated in a statement that the festival is being held. “thoroughly planned.”


Paramore might not be interested in rehashing the past for their upcoming album, but when the three-piece group gets back on stage, it’ll be part of the most mid-2000s meets early-2010s lineups since Warped Tour wrapped in 2019.

The band will headline the emo/rock event When We Were Young FestivalOn October 22, at Las Vegas Festival Grounds. The general sale of When We Were Young Festival begins on Jan. 21 via our official festival website.

Paramore shares the headline slot with My Chemical Romance. They are also featured prominently on the Hot Topic-core lineup poster featuring Bring Me the Horizon (A Day to Remember), Avril Lavigne (Bright Eyes), Jimmy Eat World, and A Day to Remember.

Scattered throughout the rest of the lineup are some of the genre’s long-dormant, once-hit-making acts, including Pierce The Veil, All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, the Ready Set, 3OH!3, and We the Kings.

A number of new acts are joining veteran bands, such as Fueled By Ramen signees Meet me @ the Altar, TikTokers and Jxdn, Lil Huddy and Nessa Barrett, who are currently setting the pace in pop-punk.

Hayley Williams spoke earlier this month. Rolling Stone that Paramore’s forthcoming album — their first since 2017’s After Laughter  — isn’t a “comeback ‘emo’ record,”It will be dominated by guitars, however. They will once again be distinguished by their ever-evolving sounds when they perform in Vegas.

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