Festivals

Cruel World Festival Adds Second Date with Bauhaus, The Damned, Blondie, Devo, Echo and the Bunnymen, and More!

Cruel World Festival , an event stacked with new wave and post-punk-driven acts both classic and new, was canceled before it could launch last year due to the worldwide pandemic. 

Now, not only does the festival return for its inaugural event in May of 2022, but given how quickly the tickets had sold out after going on sale, promoters have decided to announce a second date for the event.

The lineup features the same 80s-inspired bill topped by headliners Bauhaus, Blondie and Devo, Echo and The Bunnymen, The Damned, and more!

Immediately following the first, Promoter Goldenvoice has scheduled the second date on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Both will take place at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California— the site, next to the iconic stadium featured in the Documentary concert film Depeche Mode 101, was also the site of The Cure’s 2019 Pasadena Daydream festival.

Tickets, which range from $159 plus fees to $799 plus fees, go on sale first via a presale at noon Pacific on Wednesday, June 30, and then through the general on-sale at 2 p.m. Pacific that same day.

More details and presale sign-up at the Cruel World website.

Some of the classic acts on the bill include  The Psychedelic Furs, Violent Femmes, The Church, The English Beat, Public Image Ltd., Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, Berlin, Missing Persons, 45 Grave, Christian Death, and more.

Newer acts on the lineup are Soft Kill, Drab Majesty, The KVB, Sextile, Black Marble, and more.

Though initially booked for the canceled 2020 iteration of the festival, Marc Almond, Gary Numan, and She Wants Revenge are not included on any of the two festival dates next year. In their stead, both The Damned, and Automatic have been added to the lineup.

Here’s the full lineup for Cruel World 2022:

Morrissey
Bauhaus
Blondie
Devo
Echo & The Bunnymen
The Psychedelic Furs
Violent Femmes
The Church
English Beat
Public Image Ltd.
The Damned
Blaqk Audio
TR/ST
Cold Cave
Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel
Berlin
Missing Persons
London After Midnight
Drab Majesty
45 Grave
Christian Death
The Meteors
Black Marble
Sextile
Softkill
Automatic
The KVB

post-punk.com

From the Editor at Post-Punk.com

Recent Posts

Listen to the Atmospheric Darkwave, Post-Punk, and Gothic Rock of Nino Sable’s “Sedate Seduce”

LUCIFER speaks to us in all colors of the universe LUCIFER enlightens us - with…

6 hours ago

Melbourne Post-Punk Outfit Town Ace Debut Video for “Goons”

Melbourne post-punk outfit Town Ace unleashes a chaotic dive into an altered state with the…

7 hours ago

Jason Alacrity Teams Up with Darkwave Artist Vore Aurora in the Surreal Video for “Null & Void”

Alizeh Winter and Jonah Philips - known respectively as Vore Aurora and Jason Alacrity, combine…

9 hours ago

Echo and the Bunnymen Announce “40 Years of Magical Songs” North American Tour Dates

Visa woes, unfortunately, led Echo & The Bunnymen to pull out of the Cruel World…

1 day ago

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser Unveils Lyric Video for Sun’s Signature’s “Underwater”

The opening of a window onto rapture Find the world shining in me The senses…

1 day ago

Black Asteroid Debuts New Single “Methane Rain” Featuring Front Line Assembly

Black Asteroid has announced a collaborative effort with industrial legends Front Line Assembly: the raw,…

1 day ago