Siouxsie Sioux and Iggy Pop to headline Cruel World Festival 2023 ⋆ Somag News

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

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

Other acts 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 27th) at 12pm local time. Fans can register now for access here.


This festival will be Siouxsie Sioux’s first performance in North America in 15 years. Post-punk icon – was best known as lead singer in Siouxsie & The Banshees, then went on to play in The Creatures and eventually went solo.

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

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

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

On the other hand, Siouxsie Sioux will also join Pulp headliners Paolo Nutini and George Ezra at this year’s Latitude Festival from July 20-23.

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

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Speaking to NME in his recent interview with Great read, Pop said “Frenzy” is the first single from the new album because it “speaks joy every time we hear it.”

“We had to push the gas harder, and when I was listening to it, it felt like when someone’s in your room, it’s hot, but you’re not ready to handle it yet,” he said. “I was looking at this one in the corner for a month before I turned to it.”

In a four-star review of “Every Loser”, NME described the record as “a strumming return to our roots” that was “as wild and furious as we’ve heard it in years”.

Pop also supports Red Hot Chili Peppers during their upcoming tour. You can buy the remaining tickets here and here.