Music festival line up labelled 'wet dream for emos from 2000s' 3 months ago

Music festival line up labelled 'wet dream for emos from 2000s'

Nearly every band from your troubled teens all in one place

People are losing their minds on social media after the line-up for When We Were Young festival has been announced and now we've collectively wet our pants.

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While the Las Vegas-based music festival seemed to have been a bit of a lesser-known sleeper event at first, the second the internet got its hands on a couple headliners and some of the truly nostalgic acts, interest went through the roof.

The presale for tickets, that will most likely go in the blink of an eye, starts on Friday, 21st at 10am Pacific Time (that's 6pm GMT if you're literally willing to fly to America for this once in a lifetime opportunity):

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This festival looks to be Slam Dunk, Warped Tour and SXSW with a dash of Reading & Leeds all rolled into one, taking the very cornerstones of the once supreme emo scene of the 2000s and early 10s and putting them alongside the current generation of rock, emo, pop-punk and alt-rock they undoubtedly inspired.

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As you can see, performers include headliners Paramore and My Chemical Romance ('Black Parade' already playing in my head), not to mention Bring Me The Horizon, A Day to Remember and Avril Lavigne, among literally dozens of other current bands alongside veterans who have been smashing it since the noughties.

The reaction to these names was pretty much summed up by this guy:

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Arguably the best part of the whole reaction has been that while the name 'When We Were Young' is the perfect way to pay tribute to our emotional fraught adolescence, when the golden age of emo was at its peak, in actual fact, all it does it point how old we've all gotten.

For those of us still listening to emo and pop-punk today, you can rejoice in the fact that while the likes of Machine Gun Kelly might be trying to bring a version of it back, turns out it never went anywhere to begin with.

While us Brits can only cry emo tears that it isn't in the UK, we hold out some hopes that this ultimate throwback tour blows up like it should and some version of it washes up on our shores soon.

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