‘When We Were Young’ festival forced to cancel opening day show at last minute
A high wind advisory was blamed for the last-minute cancellation, which was announced just an hour before the show’s doors opened at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.
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Presented by nation liveWhen We Were Young featured performances by headliners Paramore and My Chemical Romanceas well as Jimmy Eat World, Bright Eyes, the Linda Lindas, Manchester Orchestra and many more.
The show was popular. Its original dates of October 22 and 23 were recently supplemented with a third date scheduled for October 29.
A statement from festival organizers read: “When We Were Young festival organizers have spent the past few days proactively preparing the festival grounds for a windy Saturday. The National Weather Service has now updated its Saturday forecast to a strong wind warning, including dangerous sustained winds of 30-40 mph with potential gusts of 60 mph. Under the advice of the National Weather Service and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, we have no choice but to cancel today’s When We Were Young festival. The safety of our fans, artists and staff will always be our top priority. »
Until now, the Sunday show and the October 29 show are still taking place. No details on the possibility of transferring tickets from October 22 to these dates. Tickets can be refunded within 30 days.
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