Festivals — March 18, 2020 at 6:49 pm

Cruel World festival moved to September with Morrissey, Bauhaus and more still on board

The Cruel World festival lives on. Goldenvoice, the event’s promoter, today announced the inaugural Los Angeles-based festival with the ’80s-heavy bill is being moved to Sept. 12 from May 2 over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

The lineup appears unchanged, still topped by Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie and Devo. The only difference in the new lineup poster is that The Psychedelic Furs jumped above Echo & The Bunnymen.

According to Goldenvoice, all tickets to the original date remain valid for Sept. 12. There is no information on the festival website about refunds for people who can’t make the new date, so we’ve reached out to Goldenvoice to see if that will be offered. The festival remains sold out.

Cruel World, set for The Grounds at Dignity Health Sports Park, the home of the L.A. Galaxy soccer team, also will feature sets by 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.

The postponement is hardly a surprise at this point, as concerts and tours are being canceled around the world as health officials urge people not to gather in crowds in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the highly contagious and potentially deadly respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.




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