Hello, Cruel World: Siouxsie, Iggy To Headline Pasadena Fest’s 2023 Return

The Cruel World Festival announced its 2023 lineup Monday as the fest plans a return to the Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California May 20.

Siouxsie will play her first North American dates in 15 years. The former Banshees frontwoman shares headlining duties with the legendary Iggy Pop. Billy Idol, Love and Rockets and Echo & The Bunnymen are also slated to perform. See the full lineup below.

Tickets for the one-day festival go on sale noon Pacific January 27 at cruelworldfest.com. Prices range from $149 to $799.

Cruel World has added a GA+ option — at $249, $100 more than the standard GA — which promises “dedicated entry lane, quick merchandise access and GA+ lounge.” Traditional VIP and Clubhouse options are also available.

The inaugural Cruel World in 2022 included performances from Morrissey and Blondie and was a two-day event.

Full Lineup (alphabetical order):  

Adam Ant 
Billy Idol 
Boy Harsher 
Echo & The Bunnymen 
Ela Minus 
Gang of Four 
Gary Numan 
Glass Spells 
The Human League 
Iggy Pop 
Love and Rockets 
Modern English 
Molchat Doma  
The Motels 
The Soft Moon 
The Vapors 
Twin Tribes 
Urban Heat 

unnamed 14