The first day of the When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas has been cancelled due to the potential of up to 60 mph wind gusts at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. According to Antimusic, the event was set to kick off on Saturday (October 22nd), but that was pushed back to Sunday (October 23rd) due to the wind advisory.
Organizers said in statement, “When We Were Young Festival organizer have spent the last several days proactively preparing the festival ground for a windy Saturday.”
The statement continued, “Under advisement of the National Weather Service and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, we have no other choice than to cancel today' When We Were Young Festival. The safety of our fans, artists and staff will always be our top priority.
The statement added, “This was not a decision that came lightly. We know many of you traveled to the area to have a spectacular day with your favorite bands and have been looking forward to this day for months. We were equally as excited and are devastated to have to share this news.”