The first day of the three-day When We Were Young festival in Las Vegas has been canceled today (Oct. 22) due to high winds in the area, according to organizers. The emo-leaning event was to have featured performances by My Chemical Romance, Paramore, AFI, the Used, Bring Me the Horizon, Bright Eyes, Avril Lavigne, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Alkaline Trio, Manchester Orchestra, and many others
“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 Winds Warning, including dangerous 30-40 mph sustained winds with 60 mph gusts,” a statement says on the festival Web site. “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.”
Fans can obtain refunds through points of purchase. Organizers said the weather looks promising for the festival to resume tomorrow, as well as for its final installment next Saturday, Oct. 29.
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