The first day of the inaugural When We Were Young festival in Las Vegas has been cancelled due to severe weather conditions.
The punk and emo megafest – headlined by Paramore and My Chemical Romance – was scheduled to kick off today at Las Vegas Festival Grounds, but organisers have been forced to cancel the opening day following advice from the National Weather Service and the local police.
Posting a statement on social media, When We Were Young say they have spend the the last few days prepping the festival grounds for winds, but the National Weather Service have now issued a High Wind Warning with potential gusts of 60mph.
"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. The safety of our fans, artists and staff will always be our top priority," reads the statement.
"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."
Ticketholders for today are eligible for a full refund. The remaining shows on October 23 and 29 are still scheduled to take place. Read the full statement below and stay tuned to Kerrang! for all the latest.