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Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie And Devo To Headline The Cruel World Festival In 2022

Cruel World Festival

Bauhaus, Morrissey, Devo headline the Cruel World Festival


I know 2022 seems very far away because we have been deprived of live shows for what seems to be an eternity, but 2022 will eventually come, with plenty of concerts apparently.

Today, Goldenvoice has announced the Cruel World Festival taking place Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Brookside at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Yes, it’s in a year, but the lineup is totally worth it, especially if you are attached to a certain musical era: Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, DEVO, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, Violent Femmes, The Church, and many more will play during a single (and very full) day of music.

Originally scheduled in 2020, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic, like a million other things, but most of the 2020 lineup will still be playing.

Are you surprised Morrissey is headlining? I am not, but I can already hear the haters. I could not care less, this is a fantastic lineup and Goldenvoice has also announced the Moz will perform new music from his highly anticipated album ‘Bonfire of Teenagers,’ which he has called ‘the best album of my life.’ The day is packed with legends such as Bauhaus, Blondie, and DEVO, so that we may hear ‘Everyday is Like Sunday,’ ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead,’ ‘Heart of Glass’ and ‘Whip It’ live on the same day. What about that?

Among other notable performers, the ’80-90s fest will also feature Echo & The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, Public Image Ltd, The Damned, Cold Cave, and Violent Femmes… it almost seems too much to handle for just one day, but, again, 2020 and 2021 have been a real desert and we are all thirsty.

Fans can access the Cruel World Festival presale code here, 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 Friday, June 11 at 10:00 AM pacific time.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 11 at 12:00 PM pacific time. Prices start at $159.00 plus fees with payment plans also available at $29.99 down.
Fans can enjoy a luxurious festival experience with several new ticket package offerings in 2022 which include Clubhouse and Clubhouse Platinum. With the Clubhouse at Brookside package fans have access to an indoor air-conditioned hideaway, centrally located within the VIP area with panoramic views of the festival grounds. This pass also grants exclusive access to an intimate upfront guest viewing area at both stages. The elevated Clubhouse Platinum package is the elite festival experience with all of the comforts of the Clubhouse plus additional exclusive access to the Platinum Lounge, a merch package, private festival entrance, and more.

For more information on the festival, lineup, and ticket options, please visit

Here is the Full Lineup in alphabetic order:

45 Grave
Black Marble
Blaqk Audio
Christian Death
Cold Cave
Drab Majesty
Echo & The Bunnymen
English Beat
Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel
London After Midnight
Missing Persons
Public Image Ltd.
Soft Kill
The Church
The Damned
The Meteors
The Psychedelic Furs
Violent Femmes


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