Chumbawamba once sang a song about a guy who “sings a song that reminds him of the good times” and ” a song that reminds him of the better times.”
For those who were just entering their high school years when “Tubthumping” was dominating terrestrial radio, Las Vegas is hosting an appropriately-named festival, WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, set to debut on October 22 of 2022.
Forward-thinking festival organizers have decided to get ahead of the bitching and complaining about inevitable logistical SNAFU’s and nightmare stories of people hating the festival by not only announcing the full lineup for the second annual event in 2023, but also putting the event on sale before the jury returns the verdict for year one.
While anyone has ever been to a festival can vouch that a great lineup does not necessarily make a great festival, it’s hard to put a more stellar cluster of acts together for the closer-to-40-than-30-years-of-age demographic.
2022 will include headliners My Chemical Romance and Paramore with plenty of support from the likes of Dashbaord Confessional, Jimmy Eat World, and hottie Avril Lavigne.
2023 knocks that lineup out of the park with the just-announced-a-reunion-today blink-182 co-headlining with Green Day and support from fellow reuniters Yellowcard and Something Corporate! (And, Andrew McMahon, if you are reading this, follow Blink’s suit and announce a full reunion tour!)
Tickets go onsale for WWWY ’23 on Friday at 1:00 PM Cleveland time. HOWEVER. STOP! Take notice that tickets for this year’s festival are now selling for 50% off of face value on ticket resale giant Stub Hub because…you know….sometimes what starts out as “HEY! WOULDN’T IT BE FUN TO GO TO VEGAS IN 13 months!?!?!” Turns into “SHIT! I FORGOT TO RESCHEDULE OUR FISCAL REVIEW AND FIND A BABY SITTER FOR THE WEEKEND”