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When We Were Young Festival 2023: All Your Questions Answered

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  • Renee Martin
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In January 2022, an announcement was made that sent millennials all over the country into emo nirvana. Over 60 bands would descend on Las Vegas in October for the When We Were Young Festival. The lineup was Emo overload, and tickets were sold out immediately. Though the festival was first announced as a single-day event, the organizers had to add more days because of the overwhelming demand. And now, it’s back for a second edition and the story repeats – sold-out tickets, additional date, and exciting lineup of all-star bands.

When we were young festival is self-confessedly “an Epic Lineup of Emo & Rock Bands from the past two decades at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.” The event is the ultimate punk-emo-pop nostalgia bait with headliners like Green Day and Blink-182. The tag #whenwewereyoungfest has 706 million views on Tik Tok and still counting! Whether you’re a skeptic or a believer, you might still want to know more about the event that has taken social media by storm. So here’s all the info you wanted on the event but didn’t know whom to ask.

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What are the When We Were Young Festival 2023 dates?

The second edition of the event will happen on October 21 and 22, 2023. The second date was added because of the massive demand for tickets and will feature the same lineup as the first day. The festival will run from 11 am to 12 am during these days.

Where is the WWWYF 2023 location?

The festival is scheduled to take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada.

How do I get When We Were Young Festival tickets?

Tickets are available for sale on their official website. All tickets are already sold-out, but you could join the wait list or try secondary ticketing websites.

GA, GA+, and VIP. VIP cabanas can be bought for guests 21 years and older. Hotel and ticket packages are also available, starting at $489.

Is the WWWY Festival a scam?

When the festival lineup and schedule were announced, it seemed too good to be true, leading many people to believe that it probably wasn’t for real. In fact, some netizens went so far as to call it ‘Emo Fyre Fest’ (after the catastrophic Fyre Fest scam of 2017). But, with legit organizers like Live Nation backing the event, it’s not a scam and the successful inaugural edition is proof enough.

Who’s in the When We Were Young Festival lineup?

It would be easier to say who isn’t! The lineup includes 30 Seconds To Mars, The Offspring, Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds of Summer and All Time Low, Yellowcard, Rise Against, Sum 41, Pierce the Veil, Gym Class Heroes, Michelle Branch, Thrice, Rise Against, Simple Plan, New Found Glory and many more, in addition to headliners Blink-182 and Green Day.

Who is headlining the festival?

When we were young festival 2023 lineup
Image: whenwewereyoungfestival.com

Blink-182 and Green Day are headlining the festival this year.

How many stages will the festival have?

The festival will happen on multiple stages of differing sizes that will be placed around the festival grounds. Several bands will perform at the same time. More details, including set times and performances by stage, will be released closer to the festival dates.

How do I dress for the WWWY Festival?

Since the festival is basically a nostalgia emo fest, we recommend you take a trip down nostalgia lane when it comes to clothing too. Dig out the emo clothes at the back of your closet, get all the eyeliner out, and grab those old boots! Dress like you did when you were in your teens or how you wanted to dress if your parents let you. The fact that the festival is happening in October is a good thing for those who aren’t fans of the hot desert temperatures. October is cooler than previous months in Vegas, so feel free to break out all the black clothing you have.

How to get to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds?

The Las Vegas Festival grounds are easily accessible by walking, taxis, rideshare, bus, or the monorail. The important thing you must remember is that passenger vehicles do not have direct access to the festival grounds.

Where can I park for the When We Were Young Festival?

There is no parking onsite at the venue, i.e., at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. If you’re driving to the festival, you will be better off booking your parking spot near Las Vegas Festival Grounds online. If you don’t get a spot near the fest, you can book a Las Vegas parking spot online and then get to the festival venue by taxi or rideshare.

Parking lot near the venue Cheapest Parking Rate
Sahara Las Vegas – 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd $30/Car – Book Now
(PA) The Strat – Event, 2000 S Las Vegas blvd $40/Car – Book Now
(PA) Circus Events – 2880 Las Vegas Blvd $30/Car – Book Now

*Parking opens 3 hours before the event and closes 1 hour after the event

Where to stay

If you’re coming from out of town, you should consider booking a room in any of the hotels near the venue:

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