My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and All Your Emo Favorites Playing When We Were Young Festival

The When We Were Young festival was just announced, and I need to take a deep breath. The event is described by promoters as a “return to the golden age of emo music,” and boasts Paramore and My Chemical Romance as headliners.

Other bands slated to play include AFI, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Bring Me the Horizon, A Day to Remember, Avril Lavigne, Jimmy Eat World, The Used, Pierce the Veil, Alkaline Trio, Manchester Orchestra, Boys Like Girls, The All American Rejects, Car Seat Headrest, and many many more. I mean, this line-up is so good, I had to double check to make sure it wasn’t a hoax. But no, pretty much every 2000s emo band really is playing this show.

The all-day festival will take place at the Las Vegas Fairgrounds on October 22nd. The ticket pre-sale opens at 10am PST on January 21st. When We Were Young Festival’s general admission price is $224.99, though there are payment plans available starting at $19.99 down. VIP and Hotel Packages are also available.

You can sign up for the ticket pre-sale at their site here. The full line up (in alphabetical order) is listed below.


A Day to Remember, Acceptance, AFI, Alkaline Trio, The All American Rejects, Anberlin, Armor For Sleep, Atreyu, Avril Lavigne, Bayside, Black Veil Brides, Boys Like Girls, Bright Eyes, Bright Eyes, Bring Me The Horizon, Car Seat Headrest, Dance Gavin Dance, Dashboard Confessional, Four Your Strong, The Garden, Glassjaw, Hawthorne Heights, Horrorpops, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills, Jimmy Eat World, Jxdn, Kittie, Knocked Loose, La Dispute, Lilhuddy, The Linda Lindas, The Maine, Manchester Orchestra, Mayday Parade, Mayday Parade, Meet Me At The Altar, Mom Jeans, Motionless In White, My Chemical Romance, Neck Deep, Nessa Barrett, Palaye Royale, Paramore, Pierce the Veil, Poppy, Prentiss, PVRIS, The Ready Set, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Royal & The Serpent, Saosin, Senses Fail, Silverstein, Sleeping With Sirens, The Starting Line, State Champs, Story of the Year, The Story So Far, Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, TV Girl, The Used, We The Kings, Wolf Alice, The Wonder Years, 3OH!3.