Cruel World Returns to Brookside at Rose Bowl with Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, DEVO and more

Cruel World Returns at Brookside at Rose Bowl with Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, DEVO and more

Cruel World, the post-punk music festival is back from 2020 hell! Cruel World music festival will take place May 14, 2022 at Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl Pasadena. The 2022 Cruel World line up includes iconic greats such as: Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, DEVO, Echo and The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, The Church, Public Image LTD, The Damned and more; as well ass influential first-wave modern bands like Cold Cave, TR/ST, Drab Majesty, Soft Kill, Automatic and more (click on each band’s hyperlink to see past Grimy Goods coverage). Thankfully, Cruel World fest is scheduled for May when the weather in Pasadena is still nice and cool with ideal Southern California temps (because goths in heat are always a sad scene).


Tickets to Cruel Word 2022

Tickets to Cruel Word at Brookside at the Rose Bowl will go on sale Friday, June 11 (presale) at 10AM. In order to access Cruel World presale tickets, you need to register. Once you register for presale tickets, you can access the presale by using the following ticket link and password: WHIPIT.


The remaining inventory of tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 11 at noon. Ticket prices are as follows:

General Admission: $159-$179 + fees
VIP: $349 + fees
Clubhouse: $549 + fees
Clubhouse Platinum: $799 + fees

Fans can take part in a payment plant for their Cruel World tickets starting with $29.99 down at checkout. From there, divide the remaining balance over equal payments every month. There’s also a 50/50 option where festival attendees can 50% down at checkout, then the remaining 50% one month later.

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