Duran Duran to Headline 2024 Cruel World Festival

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As the curtains rise on this year’s Cruel World Festival, music enthusiasts brace themselves for a symphony of melancholy and nostalgia. This annual event has become a pilgrimage for those who find solace in the bittersweet melodies of the past, featuring a lineup that pays homage to the golden age of alternative and new wave music.

From Duran Duran to Blondie, from Simple Minds to Jesus and the Mary Chain, this year’s festival promises a journey through time, stirring up emotions buried deep within the recesses of memory. Amidst the haunting vocals and echoing guitars, attendees are sure to find themselves transported to an era of angst and introspection, where every chord strikes a chord in their hearts.

Photo by Louis Raphael

Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.

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