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Preview: Cruel World Festival @ Brookside at the Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.), 5/20/23

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Iggy Pop (Photo by Harmony Korine)

Cruel World Festival, Goldenvoice’s annual new wave and goth rock celebration, is taking place Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Brookside at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, featuring performances by Siouxsie, Iggy Pop, Billy Idol, Love and Rockets, Echo & The Bunnymen, Adam Ant, The Human League, and many more.

Register to buy your tickets when they go on sale Friday, Jan. 27!

Presented by Goldenvoice, Cruel World includes groundbreaking new wave and post-punk bands from the ’70s and ’80s as well as a big dose of modern-day acts that take inspiration from the legacy chart toppers!

Other bands on the bill include Molchat Doma, Gary Human, Boy Harsher, Modern English, Gang of Four, The Soft Moon, ABC, Ala Minus, The Vapors, Twin Tribes, The Motels, Glass Spells, Animotion, Gvllow, Riki, Urban Heat, and Aurat.

Needless to say, the big draw for the festival is Siouxsie Sioux, who hasn’t performed live in 10 years and hasn’t performed in North American specifically in 15 years!

Watch the official music video for “Kiss Them for Me” by Siouxsie and The Banshees on YouTube:

Ticketholders may receive a mobile ticket two weeks before the event. Mobile tickets will be delivered electronically to the email address associated with an order.

Venue doors open at 12pm. Curfew is 11pm. The show will take place rain or shine. Guests cannot exit and return to the Rose Bowl. While all ages are welcome, Clubhouse tickets are 21+ only. Lineup and set times are subject to change without notice.

Register online to buy your tickets on Jan. 27!

Cruel World Festival
w/ Siouxsie, Iggy Pop, Billy Idol, Love and Rockets, Echo & The Bunnymen, Adam Ant, The Human League
Brookside at the Rose Bowl Stadium
Saturday, May 20
Gates @ 12pm PT
$159 GA/ $249 GA+/ $399 VIP/ $799 Clubhouse
All ages

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