Southern California, the festival season just got a lot more interesting. Organizers have announced the inaugural When We Were Young Festival, set to take place the weekend of April 8 and 9 at the Observatory Grounds in Orange County, Calif.

While the festival has Morrissey in the headline spot, there will be plenty of harder rocking acts on the bill that are sure to draw fans to the event. Descendents and AFI get second line billing for the music weekend, while Cage the Elephant, Taking Back Sunday, Alkaline Trio, Saves the Day and more will play over the two-day event.

Other acts on the bill include Fidlar, Silversun Pickups, Dr. Dog, Streetlight Manifesto, Foxygen, Joyce Manor, The Get Up Kids, Beach Fossils, Choking Victim, Mount Eerie, The Frights, Balance and Composure, Homeshake, Turnstile, David Bazan, Pinback, Tijuana Panthers, Together Pangea, Sheer Mag, Set Your Goals, Sunflower Bean, Cat Signs, Moving Units, Sadgirl, The Buttertones, Plague Vendor, No Parents and the Regrettes.

For ticketing info for the festival, including VIP packages, click here.

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