Siouxsie Sioux and Iggy Pop Will Lead The Line-Up of Cruel World Festival 2023


It has been announced that Siouxsie Sioux and Iggy Pop will headline this year’s Cruel World Festival.

They will lead the line-up at the upcoming festival, which will take place on May 20 next year at Brookside at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Other artists on the bill include Billy Idol, Love And Rockets, Echo And The Bunnymen, Adam Ant, The Human League, Gary Numan and Gang Of Four. You can see the full list of names below.

Tickets for “Cruel World” will go on sale this Friday (January 27) at 12:00 local time. Fans can register now for access here.


This festival will be the first Siouxsie Sioux performance in North America in 15 years. Post-punk icon – was best known as a singer in Siouxsie & The Banshees, and then started playing in The Creatures and eventually became solo.

The last time she performed live was in 2013 at the Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival, which was held at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Love And Rockets will also return to the stage after the band last performed together in 2008.

Last year’s line-up, in which the festival was extended to two days, included headliner Morrissey, Blondie and Bauhaus, as well as Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, Violent Femmes and Public Image Ltd.

Elsewhere, Siouxsie Sioux will also join Pulp’s main stage headliners, Paolo Nutini and George Ezra at this year’s Latitude Festival from July 20-23.

Meanwhile, Iggy Pop recently performed a raucous rendition of his single “Frenzy” alongside Duff McKagan, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this month.

Speaking to NME in his recent interview with Big Read, Pop said that “Frenzy” was the first single from the new album because it “struck our joy whenever we heard it.”

“We needed to push harder on the gas, and when I listened to it, it seemed to me that when someone in the room you have hot, but you’re not ready to handle it yet,” he said. “I looked at this one in the corner for a month before I approached him.”

In a four-star review of “Every Loser”, NME described the record as a “raucous return to its roots” in which it is “as wild and furious as we’ve heard it for years.”

Pop is also supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers during their upcoming tour. You can purchase the remaining tickets here and here.


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