Atlantic City gets emo-focused fest with Adjacent Music Festival

If you’re still bummed about the cancellation of a day at last weekend’s When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas, cheer up emo kid — the Jersey Shore is there for you.

But you’ll have to wait ‘til the summer.

On Memorial Day Weekend, the Atlantic City beachfront will host the Adjacent Music Festival, featuring headliners Paramore and the newly reunited Blink-182. Chock full of emo and pop punk stalwarts, the two-day fest will have performances from over 40 artists, including Thursday, The Front Bottoms, L.S. Dunes (with Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance), Jimmy Eat World, Coheed and Cambria, and more.

The festival will run May 27-28 on the Atlantic City beach adjacent to the Boardwalk. Two-day VIP packages and two-day general admission passes go on sale 10 a.m. Friday via the festival’s website.

The lineup, organizers said, features a long list of artists who gained prominence in the Northeast — including Philadelphia bands Japanese Breakfast, The Starting Line, and Mannequin Pussy. Jersey bands will have a strong showing, thanks to Bleachers, Folly, The Happy Fits, and others.

Bands also scheduled to play Adjacent Music Festival:

  • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

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