A music festival at the Rose Bowl was halted Saturday night due to severe weather.
Organizers of the Cruel World Festival announced the event would be stopped around 9:30 p.m., telling concertgoers to exit and head to their cars or other safe areas.
At just after 9 p.m., a National Weather Service statement said radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm moving through the area, with the potential for wind gusts up to 50 mph, pea-sized hail and frequent lightning.
The festival highlights goth rock, new wave and post-punk music. According to the festival schedule, co-headliner Siouxsie had yet to take the stage.
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