LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Saturday, the last day of 2022’s When We Were Young Festival rocks the Las Vegas Festival grounds. 8 News Now has compiled a list of everything you’ll need to know before you go.

What time and where is the When We Were Young festival?

The When We Were Young festival was scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Oct. 22, 23, and 29 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. The Oct. 22 performances were canceled due to dangerously high winds. However, the show on Sunday, Oct. 23 proceeded as planned.

Is Avril Lavigne playing When We Were Young?

Although Avril Lavigne played When We Were Young on Sunday, the festival announced Tuesday that the pop star would have to bow out of the remaining Oct. 29 performance “due to unforeseen circumstances.” Bands Death Cab For Cutie and Underoath were added to Saturday’s lineup.

How many bands are in the When We Were Young festival?

The line-up, headlined by My Chemical Romance and Paramore, will consist of 65 bands, including:

  • 3OH!3
  • Acceptance
  • AFI
  • Alkaline Trio
  • The All-American Rejects
  • Anberlin
  • Armor For Sleep
  • Atreyu
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Bayside
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Boys Like Girls
  • Bright Eyes
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Dance Gavin Dance
  • Dashboard Confessional
  • A Day To Remember
  • Death Cab For Cutie
  • Four Year Strong
  • The Garden
  • Glassjaw
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • Horrorpops
  • Huddy
  • I Prevail
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • JXDN
  • Kittie
  • Knocked Loose
  • La Dispute
  • Landon Barker
  • The Linda Lindas
  • The Maine
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Mayday Parade
  • Meet Me @ The Altar
  • Mom Jeans
  • Motionless In White
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Neck Deep
  • Nessa Barrett
  • Palaye Royale
  • Paramore
  • Pierce The Veil
  • Poppy
  • Prentiss
  • PVRIS
  • The Ready Set
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Royal And The Serpent
  • Saosin
  • Senses Fail
  • Silverstein
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • The Starting Line
  • State Champs
  • Story Of The Year
  • The Story So Far
  • Taking Back Sunday
  • Thursday
  • TV Girl
  • Underoath
  • The Used
  • We The Kings
  • Wolf Alice
  • The Wonder Years

On Monday, officials from the festival released set times for the first days of the two-weekend festival on its official social media accounts. The list, below, shows which bands will be performing at each of the five staging areas and at what time. Set times will vary depending on the band and stage.

The set times for October 29 are listed below:

BLACK STAGEPINK STAGECHECKER STAGESTRIPES STAGENEON TENT
Saosin
12:20 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
The Linda Lindas
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
The Ready Set
12:00m – 12:30 p.m.
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Prentiss
11:45 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Mayday Parade
1:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Underoath
12:50 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Hawthorne Heights
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Acceptance
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Meet Me @ The Altar
12:25 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
JXDN
2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Boys Like Girls
1:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Story Of The Year
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Atreyu
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Huddy
1:05 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Pierce The Veil
3:30 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Dashboard Confessional
2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Starting Line
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Anberlin
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
We The Kings
1:35 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
AFI
4:50 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Used
4:10 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
3OH!3
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Glassjaw
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
TV Girl
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Taking Back Sunday
6:10 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.
Jimmy Eat World
5:30 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.
Senses Fail
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
The Wonder Years
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Armor For Sleep
2:55 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Death Cab For Cutie
7:35 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
A Day To Remember
6:50 p.m. – 7:35 p.m.
Neck Deep
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Silverstein
3:35 p.m. – 5:15
La Dispute
3:35 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
Bring Me The Horizon
8:55 p.m. – 9:40 p.m.
Bright Eyes
8:15 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.
The Maine
5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Knocked Loose
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Royal And The Serpent
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
My Chemical Romance
10:40 p.m.
Paramore
9:40 p.m. – 10:40 p.m.
Bayside
6:00 – 6:30
Black Veil Brides
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
PVRIS
4:55 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
The Story So Far
6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Motionless In White
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Mom Jeans
5:35 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.
The All-American Rejects
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Ice Nine Kills
7:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Four Year Strong
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Manchester Orchestra
8:15 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.
Sleeping With Sirens
8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
State Champs
6:55 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
Alkaline Trio
9:05 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Dance Gavin Dance
9:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Poppy
7:35 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.
Thursday
9:55 p.m. – 10:25 p.m.
I Prevail
10:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Palaye Royale
8:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
The Garden
10:40 p.m. – 11:10 p.m.
Kittie
10:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
Landon Barker
8:50 p.m. – 9:02 p.m.
Horrorpops
11:25 p.m. – 11:55 p.m.
Nessa Barrett
9:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Who runs the When We Were Young festival?

The When We Were Young festival is put on by Live Nation Entertainment. Live Nation’s web site describes the company as “the world’s leading live entertainment company” adding that they bring “40,000 shows and 100+ festivals to life” per year.” The California-based corporation is the parent company of Ticketmaster.

What is the layout for the festival?

The Black and Pink stages will alternatively host the headliners and are located next to each other. The Stripe and Checker stages are located across the festival grounds. The Neon Tent Stage will be located near the GA+ designated area, shown in the map below.

How do I get to the festival grounds and where can I park?

The Las Vegas Festival Grounds at located at 311 W Sahara Avenue. There is no parking available at the Festival Grounds, and they will only be accessible by walking, rideshare, and the Las Vegas Monorail.

The rideshare drop-off is located at the Festival’s transportation lot located at 810 W Circus Circus Drive.

For those taking the Las Vegas Monorail, the closest station to the Festival Grounds is the Sahara Station. Once you arrive, simply walk across the Monorail pedestrian bridge across Paradise Avenue. You will then cross Las Vegas Boulevard to enter the festival grounds.

What is the bag policy?

Festival goers will be searched when entering the grounds, and officials say no backpacks, purses or bags will be allowed into the event. There are exceptions listed on the festival’s website, including;

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags, i.e. Ziploc bag or something similar
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (and that do not exceed 4.5″ x 5.5”), with or without a handle or strap
  • Hydration packs are allowed and do not need to be clear, but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than one pocket in addition to the one holding the water reservoir
  • For the avoidance of doubt, iridescent, color-tinted, and opalescent bags are NOT allowed; they must be clear

What items are prohibited from the festival?

According to the When We Were Young festival’s official website, items prohibited from the event are listed below:

  • Aerosol products
  • AVPS or MODS or liquid to refill cartridges
  • Chairs or coolers
  • Chains or chain wallets
  • Detachable lens cameras
  • Flags
  • Glow sticks or LED Gloves
  • GoPros
  • Laser pointers
  • Mesh bags
  • Pepper spray or mace
  • Pets or other animals
  • Totems
  • Umbrellas or parasols
  • Video cameras
  • Wagons or wagon carts
  • Air Horns or noisemakers
  • Bicycles, skates, scooters, or skateboards
  • Drones
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Glass or metal containers
  • Hammocks
  • Hula Hoops
  • Metal, steel, or aluminum water bottles
  • Selfie sticks or tripods
  • Sharpies, markers, or paint pens
  • Unauthorized vendors or solicitors of any kind
  • Walkie talkies
  • Audio recording devices
  • Blankets and beach towels
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Flyers, samples, giveaways, or promotional items
  • Hoverboards or segways
  • Instruments
  • Misters
  • Stuff animals or inflatables
  • Tarps, tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
  • Weapons of any kind

What items are allowed at the festival?

Conversely, these items are allowed into the venue, according to festival officials:

  • Baby strollers
  • Chapstick and Lip Balm (must be sealed)
  • Eye Drops (Must be sealed)
  • Baby wipes
  • Non-Aerosol makeup
  • Ponchos and Rain jackets
  • Binoculars
  • Cigarettes and lighters (1 pack per guest)
  • Feminine Hygiene items (must be sealed)
  • Hats
  • Medication
  • Service animals
  • Sunblock (non-aerosol, personal-sized)
  • Cameras (non-pro)
  • E-Cigs and Vape Pens
  • Ear Plugs
  • Flip Cams
  • Personal-sized hand sanitizers
  • Mobile phones and chargers
  • Sunglasses

Officials note that while service animals are allowed, comfort, therapy and emotional support animals will not be allowed into the event.

Can I bring in my prescription medications, and what about specific dietary needs?

Food and drink from outside the venue are not allowed into the When We Were Young festival. Guests with special dietary restrictions are asked to speak to security and medical team members at the entry gate.

Guidelines for medical materials and medications officially laid out by the When We Were Young festival website are as follows:

  1. Prescriptions are in their original container
  2. Only one type of medication is present, and the bottle contains only the appropriate amount of medication necessary while in attendance.
  3. Prescriptions are not expired
  4. The patron’s name is on the prescription bottle and is verified with an ID

What food will be available at the festival?

On Friday, When We Were Young officials took to social media to announce which food vendors would be available during the first weekend of the festival, listed below:

  • Back Yard BBQ Village  
  • Baozza!  
  • Belly Bombz  
  • Belly Bombz Kitchen  
  • Blazed N Glazed Asian Grill  
  • Bling Bling Dumpling  
  • Boba Bear  
  • Bulgogi  
  • Bulldog Burgery  
  • Coco Dealers  
  • Da Big Show BBQ  
  • Express Hibachi  
  • Fresh N’ Juicy  
  • Get the Cluck Outta Here!!  
  • Ghostix  
  • Graffiti Bao  
  • Hebros Kitchen  
  • Homeslice Pizza  
  • Island Noodles  
  • Laomazing Eats  
  • Latin Fusion Grill  
  • Louie Louie  
  • Marc Bynum Concepts  
  • Mexican Delight  
  • Oming’s Kitchen  
  • Pizz’olli   
  • Pizzeria Co.   
  • Potato Hut  
  • Raging Tacos  
  • Raging Tacos  
  • Ridges Churro Bar  
  • Shake Shack  
  • Something Good LA  
  • Sophias  
  • Tacos Before Vatos  
  • Tacotarian  
  • The Dapper Doughnut  
  • The Street Kings  
  • The Vegan Hooligans  
  • Trixie’s Mobile Br & Events  
  • Wendy’s Tacos and Hot Dogs  
  • Wings and Waffles on Wheels Foundation