The musical festival ‘When We Were Young’abruptly canceled its Saturday lineup on the same day some of its biggest artists were set to take the stage.
In an announcement on their social media page, organizers of the emo music festival, which has a lineup that includes Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Avril Lavigne and a bevy of other bands and performers, shared that the cancelation of the Saturday lineup was due to the dangerous winds at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.
“When We Were Young Festival organizers have spent the last several days proactively preparing the festival grounds for a windy Saturday. The National Weather Service has now upgraded their Saturday forecast to a High Wind Warning, including dangerous 30-40 mph sustained winds with potential 60 mph gusts,” the statement from festival organizers reads.
The festival organizer add that the choice to cancel the festivities was made after careful advisement from both weather and safety experts.
“Under advisement of the National Weather Service and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, we have no other choice than to cancel today’s When We Were Young Festival,” it concludes. “The safety of our fans, artists and staff will always be our top priority.”