The emo/pop-punk revival continues as Blink-182 and Paramore are booked for another monster US festival

Adjacent Festival 2023
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Blink-182, Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, Thursday, The Movielife, The Starting Line, Turnstile and more have been announced to play a major new pop-punk / emo festival next year.

Adjacent Festival will take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 27/28, 2023 with Coheed & Cambria, Midtown, The Linda Lindas, the UK's own Hit Milk and Idles, plus My Chemical Romance/Thursday/Coheed & Cambria 'supergroup' L.S. Dunes also playing across the weekend.

Early bird tickets for the festival go on sale here from 10am local time on Thursday, October 27. 

Blink-182 are also booked to headline next year's When We Were Young festival, alongside Green Day. The headliners for the 2022 event, which kicked off last weekend, and returns on October 29, are Paramore and My Chemical Romance: sadly, the opening day of the festival, scheduled for October 22, had to be cancelled after severe weather warnings were issued in Las Vegas.

Blink-182 and Paramore are both set to release new albums next year: Paramore's This Is Why, their first album since 2017's After Laughter, will arrive on February 10 via Atlantic, while Blink-182's new album, which will feature "some of the most progressive, and elevated music we‘ve ever had" according to recently-returned prodigal son Tom DeLonge, is awaiting a release date. The San Diego trio released a new single, Edging, two weeks ago.

DeLonge tweeted: “The new blink182 album has some of the most progressive, and elevated music we‘ve ever had. In honesty, I am holding my breath for you to hear these other songs. Edging is fun, and a perfect way to remind u of the fun again. But just u fucking wait."

Both bands have also announced UK arena tours for 2023.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.