I love the ’80s, you love the ’80s, we all love the ’80s.
And on Saturday, May 20, fans of the “Where’s the beef” decade can celebrate their love for the era’s music at Pasadena, CA’s Cruel World Festival.
For just one day, ’80s icons like Iggy Pop, Billy Idol, Siouxsie, The Human League and Echo and the Bunnymen will drop into the Brookside Golf Club for a day of nostalgia-filled jams.
Those five headliners won’t be the only acts gracing the Brookside stages either.
Adam Ant, Animotion, Gary Numan, Gang of Four and Modern English will be there too.
All in all, 24 huge acts are set to perform at the one-day event.
We’re here to help.
Our team found general admission single-day passes going for as low as $198 before fees on Vivid Seats.
That’s a steal considering you’ll get to see two dozen (!) living legends all on a single weekend day.
Want to go?
Here’s everything you need to know and more about the 2023 Cruel World Festival.
All ticket prices are subject to fluctuation.
Cruel World Festival tickets
As noted earlier, General Admission passes start at $198 before fees.
However, if you’re looking for a more exclusive experience, you can find General Admission Plus, VIP and Clubhouse tickets as well here.
Cruel World lineup
Wondering who else is on the bill?
You can find Cruel World’s complete 24-artist lineup right here, right now.
Other huge festivals in 2023
Cruel World isn’t the only mega festival hitting the circuit this year.
Here are just five multi-day extravaganzas we can’t wait for these next few months.
|The biggest 2023 festivals|
May 26-28 at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Boston, MA
The Foo Fighters, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Lumineers, Alanis Morissette, Paramore
June 9-11 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Flushing, NY
Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, Odesza, Lil Nas X, HAIM
|Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
June 15-18 at Bonnaroo Manchester Farm in Manchester, TN
Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, Sheryl Crow, Paramore
Aug. 3-6 at Grant Park in Chicago, IL
Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Karol G, Lana Del Rey
|Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
Aug. 11-13 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA
Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Lana Del Rey, Megan Thee Stallion, Janelle Monáe
Need more ’80s in your life?
We suggest checking out our list of the 107 biggest ’80s stars on tour in 2023 to scratch that itch.