The first day of this year’s When We Were Young festival has been cancelled due to high winds. The event was supposed to take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, NV on October 22 with My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, and more set to perform. For now, the October 22 and the October 29 dates are still scheduled.
The following statement was issued:
“When We Were Young Festival organizers have spent the last several days proactively preparing the festival grounds for a windy Saturday. The National Weather Service has now upgraded their Saturday forecast to a High Wind Warning, including dangerous 30-40 mph sustained winds with potential 60 mph gusts. Under advisement of the National Weather Service and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, we have no other choice than to cancel today’s When We Were Young Festival. The safety of our fans, artists and staff will always be our top priority.
This was not a decision that came lightly. We know many of you traveled to the area to have a spectacular day with your favorite bands and have been looking forward to this day for months. We were equally as excited and are devastated to have to share this news.
Ticketholders who purchased their tickets directly through the festival’s ticketing company, Front Gate Tickets, for Saturday, October 22nd’s When We Were Young Festival will receive a refund in as little as 30 days to the original form of payment.
According to the National Weather Service, Sunday’s weather looks sunny without any wind advisories. When We Were Young’s additional dates including Sunday, October 23 and Saturday, October 29 are moving forward accordingly.”