If, like us, you had a huge emo phase when you were younger (and let's face it, most of us are still in that phase), then we've got some great news. My Chemical Romance and Paramore are set to headline When We Were Young Festival, which is taking place on October 22nd in Las Vegas. It's an incredibly stacked line-up of 2000s emo and pop punk favourites, and it's somewhat similar to the line-ups that were a staple of Warped Tour.
It's set to be Paramore's first show since 2018, and comes after the news that they're recording the follow-up to 2017's After Laughter, with lead singer Hayley Williams telling Rolling Stone that "Paramore feels like home." The band tweeted about the show, writing, "we've missed you." The feeling is mutual.
we’ve missed you. we’re playing When We Were Young Fest in Vegas on Oct 22nd.
register for pre-sale now at https://t.co/y4F18MAQsO
— paramore (@paramore) January 18, 2022
The full line-up features the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Avril Lavigne, Jimmy Eat World, Bring Me The Horizon, Saosin, A Day To Remember, Senses Fail, Thursday, Pierce The Veil and many, many more. It's all going down on one day, too, so you'll want to be in festival-ready form to ensure you're able to get from stage to stage.
The festival also reunites a number of bands who have been on hiatus or generally inactive for years - bands like The Starting Line, Boys Like Girls, 3OH!3 and more. It's a real throwback to the glory years of 2006 Tumblr.
🖤When We Were Young Fest🥀
— When We Were Young (@WWWYFest) January 18, 2022
The reactions to the festival line-up are gold, and it's clear that people are beyond excited to see all these bands together in the one location. If you've ever wanted a reason to re-embrace your inner emo, then this is it.
the When We Were Young line up looks like what would happen if my old iPod came to life and organised a festival 😂
— han (@xhan_mayx) January 18, 2022
get in loser, we're going to the when we were young fest pic.twitter.com/H3VNhUA6XS
— luna ᵖᵗᵛ₂₀₂₂ (@selfishmqchines) January 18, 2022
Me and my girl pulling up to When We Were Young Fest pic.twitter.com/JDiVKwnzG2
— 𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖕𝖆𝖘 (@ChapasMusic) January 18, 2022
Prepping my hotels restroom for When We Were Young ✨💅 pic.twitter.com/Qs1JgKqYHu
— 😈MADE IN HEAVEN😈 (@ThatsN0tVegann) January 18, 2022
*me finding ways to get to Vegas for the When We Were Young festival* pic.twitter.com/b0J5aNae4o
— 🌌✨ (@dzELBOs_0) January 18, 2022
READ MORE: Hayley Williams Has Hinted At Paramore's Return "Sometime Next Year" So 2022 Is Looking Up
You can find out more about the festival/tickets here, with presale beginning on Friday, January 21st at 10AM PST. Is this the start of another emo revival? We hope so (though to us, emo never left).