The ’80s are back, you probably didn’t get the news, but according to the lineup that Goldenvoice dropped today, it is 1985 again. Cruel World, a brand new festival, will be taking place Saturday, May 2 at The Grounds at Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles, California, and this one-day-only event will feature performances by an incredible amount of ’80s superstars from Morrissey to Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, The Psychedelic Furs, Echo & The Bunnymen, Violent Femmes, the Church, English Beat, Public Image LTD., Gary Numan, Marc Almond and many more. It’s basically a follow up to last year’s Pasadena Daydream festival headlined by the Cure, it’s the same goth vibe with many more acts, and I wonder whether they will be able to fit all these bands on just 2 stages? It seems to be an even larger and more ambitious event. Did Goldenvoice take some risks by booking the always controversial Morrissey as the headliner? It depends on whom you ask!
Here are the details of the presale which is happening on Thursday:
CRUEL WORLD FESTIVAL, SATURDAY, MAY 2
THE GROUNDS AT DIGNITY HEALTH SPORTS PARK, LOS ANGELES, CA
MORRISSEY, BAUHAUS, BLONDIE, DEVO,
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN,
VIOLENT FEMMES AND MANY MORE
PRESALE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT 12:00 PM PACIFIC
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 AT 12:00 PM PACIFIC
PRICING AND MORE INFO AVAILABLE AT WWW.CRUELWORLDFEST.COM
Fans can access the Cruel World Fest presale code via the website, giving them early access to tickets. Register now with a valid (US/CAN) mobile number to receive a presale code and the link to buy tickets before they go on sale. The presale begins Thursday, February 13 at 12:00 PM pacific time.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 14 at 12:00 PM pacific time. Prices start at $135.00 plus fees with payment plans also available at $19.99 down. More information available at www.CruelWorldFest.com.
ABOUT DIGNITY HEALTH SPORTS PARK
Dignity Health Sports Park is southern California’s home of world-class competition and training facilities for amateur, Olympic, collegiate and professional athletes. Managed by AEG Facilities, the $150 million, privately financed facility was developed by AEG on a 125-acre site on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in Carson, California. Dignity Health Sports Park features an 8,000-seat tennis stadium, a 27,167-seat stadium for soccer, football and other athletic competitions and outdoor concerts; a 2,000-seat facility for track & field and a 2,450-seat indoor Velodrome – the VELO Sports Center – for track cycling. Dignity Health Sports Park is home to Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy, the five-time MLS Cup Champions. Dignity Health Sports Park is also home of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) High Performance Training Center, the national team training headquarters for the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and EXOS, an international training center for elite and professional athletes. For additional information, please visit http://www.dignityhealthsportspark.com.
Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival, operates successful Los Angeles and Bay Area music venues including the Fonda Theatre, The Roxy Theatre, El Rey Theatre, The Novo, Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall, The Regency Ballroom and The Warfield. Goldenvoice holds exclusive booking deals at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, Santa Barbara Bowl, Great American Music Hall, Slim’s and Frost Amphitheatre. They also produce Arroyo Seco Weekend and Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. Beginning as an independent punk rock promoter in the early 1980s, Goldenvoice grew to be the preeminent alternative promoter in Southern California by forging strong relationships with both bands and music fans. Currently, Goldenvoice promotes over 1,400 concerts a year in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska and Canada plus recently adding North American tours to their growing list of accomplishments with K-Pop sensation, BLACKPINK. For additional info, please visit www.Goldenvoice.com.
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