Cruel world indeed. Cruel World, the L.A. '80s alt-leaning festival that was to have featured Bauhaus, Morrissey, Devo, Blondie, The Psychedelic Furs, Echo & The Bunnymen, Violent Femmes, The Church, English Beat, PiL, Gary Numan, Marc Almond and more, was to have originally happened May 2 in Los Angeles but then got postponed till September due to COVID-19. Now the festival has been canceled outright. Here's the official statement from the festival organizers:

Dear World,

After much consideration and monitoring of the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are disappointed to announce Cruel World 2020 will not take place. All we want is to dance and sway to songs we love, but our number one priority is the health and safety of you and everyone involved in the festival. We appreciate your understanding, and we can’t wait to come together soon.

All 2020 tickets purchased through our official ticket provider Elevate will automatically be cancelled and refunded. Tickets will be refunded within 30 business days.

Stay safe and healthy. We can’t wait to see you soon.

What do you think the chances were that Morrissey would've canceled anyway?

The festival also posted another cancellation statement that lightheartedly worked in lyrics from many of the bands involved and you can check that out below.

In similar news, the '90s R&B festival Lovers & Friends was canceled after also being postponed.



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