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Live Nation responds to safety concerns over When We Were Young festival

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The newly announced When We Were Young festival is slated to take place in October at the Las Vegas Festival Ground. The event promises 65 bands in a single day, but many are raising concerns after learning event organizer Live Nation Entertainment was also responsible for putting together last year’s deadly Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas.

“The safety of fans, artists and staff is thoroughly planned for among event organizers and in coordination with local authorities,” Live Nation wrote in a statement. “We have seen a lot of excitement around this festival and we look forward to putting on an incredible event for all of the fans this October. We encourage fans to check the festival website and socials for all of the latest updates.”

Live Nation Entertainment was the event promoter for Astroworld, reportedly responsible for planning, staffing and communicating with local agencies for the Houston music festival in November which left 10 people dead and hundreds injured.

The company is facing multiple lawsuits and an investigation is ongoing into how Live Nation planned for potential safety hazards and how it approached the signs that Astroworld’s crowd control measures were seemingly failing during the festival.

The When We Were Young festival is set to take place Oct. 22 and tickets are already sold out.

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The newly announced When We Were Young festival is slated to take place in October at the Las Vegas Festival Ground. The event promises 65 bands in a single day, but many are raising concerns after learning event organizer Live Nation Entertainment was also responsible for putting together last year’s deadly Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas.

“The safety of fans, artists and staff is thoroughly planned for among event organizers and in coordination with local authorities,” Live Nation wrote in a statement. “We have seen a lot of excitement around this festival and we look forward to putting on an incredible event for all of the fans this October. We encourage fans to check the festival website and socials for all of the latest updates.”

Live Nation Entertainment was the event promoter for Astroworld, reportedly responsible for planning, staffing and communicating with local agencies for the Houston music festival in November which left 10 people dead and hundreds injured.

The company is facing multiple lawsuits and an investigation is ongoing into how Live Nation planned for potential safety hazards and how it approached the signs that Astroworld’s crowd control measures were seemingly failing during the festival.

The When We Were Young festival is set to take place Oct. 22 and tickets are already sold out.

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