The event got off to a difficult start over the weekend, after the first day (October 22) was cancelled due to weather warnings and resulting safety fears. But day two of the festival went ahead without a hitch as My Chemical Romance and Paramore both played as planned. Elsewhere, Lavigne was joined by All Time Low for a cover of Blink-182‘s ‘All The Small Things’ towards the end of her set.
The festival confirmed that Lavigne would not be performing this weekend, writing: “We had the best time on Sun with @AvrilLavigne. Due to unforeseen circumstances, she is unable to join us on Oct 29th of WWWY. We will miss you Avril!”
Set Times for this Saturday!
We are excited to share that Death Cab For Cutie and Underoath have been added to Sat’s lineup.LFG
— When We Were Young (@WWWYFest) October 25, 2022
When We Were Young Festival continues this weekend, with Paramore, My Chemical Romance and more set to return on October 29.
In other news, Death Cab For Cutie returned to their Live From Home streams last month and shared an R.E.M. cover, as well as debuting a new song.
Ahead of the release of their 10th studio album, ‘Asphalt Meadows’, the band returned for a special edition of Live From Home where they covered R.E.M.’s ‘Near Wild Heaven’ and shared a version of unreleased ‘Asphalt Meadows’ track ‘Pepper’.
In a four-star review of the record, NME said: “‘Asphalt Meadows’ is as assured and stately as you’d expect and hope for from indie veterans now 10 albums and 25 years into their career, but this beaut is as consistent and satisfying as their early-mid ‘00s career peak. Here are a band still very much in love with what they do.”