Coachella promoter Goldenvoice today announced a massive one-day festival in Los Angeles called Cruel World that will be headlined by Morrissey and feature performances by such contemporaries as the reunited Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo and Echo & The Bunnymen.
The festival, set for May 2 at The Grounds at Dignity Health Sports Park, the home of the L.A. Galaxy soccer team, also will feature sets by The Psychedelic Furs, Violent Femmes, The Church, The English Beat, Public Image Ltd., Gary Numan, Marc Almond, Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, Bad Manners, Berlin, Missing Persons, 45 Grave, London After Midnight, The Meteors and Christian Death.
Also on the bill: more modern acts such as She Wants Revenge, Blaqk Audio, TR/ST, Cold Cave, Drab Majesty, Black Marble, Sextile, Softkill, The KBV and more.
Tickets, starting at $135, go on sale 12 p.m. Pacific on Friday, Feb. 14, at cruelworldfest.com. There are also payment plans available in which fans can put $19.99 down.
A presale begins at 12 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, Feb. 13. To participate, register now at the festival website with a valid U.S. or Canadian mobile number to get a special presale code and purchase link.
Here’s the full lineup
Cruel World Festival
Echo & The Bunnymen
The Psychedelic Furs
Public Image Ltd.
She Wants Revenge
Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel
London After Midnight