Duran Duran to Headline ‘Cruel World Festival’ at The Rose Bowl

Published on Dec 5, 2023

Musicians John Taylor (at left) and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran perform onstage during day 2 of the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. [Shutterstock]

Get ready for a nostalgic trip down the new wave and industrial metal memory lane as Cruel World Festival returns to Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, May 11, 2024, featuring an iconic lineup of music legends.

Promoter Goldenvoice said none other than Duran Duran is headlining the festival, following the release of their haunting and eclectic sixteenth studio album, “Danse Macabre.” The British band will showcase original songs, covers, and reimagined classics, the announcement said. 

The festival boasts an ensemble of influential artists including Interpol, Blondie, Simple Minds, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Ministry, and Gary Numan, among others. 

Ministry will pay homage to the industrial metal scene by performing tracks from their groundbreaking albums, “With Sympathy” and “Twitch.” Meanwhile, Gary Numan will captivate the audience with a live rendition of his debut solo studio album, “The Pleasure Principle.”

Adding to the excitement, DREAMCAR, composed of AFI’s Davey Havok and No Doubt’s Tony Kanal, Tom Dumon, and Adrian Young, will bring their unique take on the new wave genre to the stage.

For music enthusiasts eager to secure their spots, registration for passes begins Friday, Dec. 8, at 12 p.m., exclusively at www.cruelworldfest.com. Early birds can access payment plans starting at $49.99 down for a limited time.

Cruel World Festival offers diverse pass options: a GA+ pass presents an enhanced festival experience with dedicated entry lanes, expedited merchandise access, and exclusive lounge privileges; a Clubhouse pass provides access to an air-conditioned sanctuary with panoramic views of the festival grounds and an intimate upfront guest viewing area at both stages.

Again, for an overview of the lineup, festival information, and pass details, visit www.CruelWorldFest.com.

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