The Cult broke into the American mainstream in the 1980s with its goth-inspired rock music and had a hit in 1985 with the song “She Sells Sanctuary.” The band’s follow-up album, 1987’s “Electric,” cemented the The Cult in the hard-rock lexicon of the time with the help of uber producer Rick Rubin. Between the band’s multiple breakups and reunions over the years, singer Ian Astbury fronted several side project including a group with Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek of The Doors.
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The Cult plays 7 p.m. Friday, October 7. Tickets are $28-$35.
At 17 years old, Daya is already a platinum-selling recording artist. Her first single “Hide Away” has more than 50 million streams on Spotify, was in the top 10 on iTunes Pop sales, No. 7 on Shazam’s Top 100 and No. 23 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Just this month, InStyle magazine called Daya a “pop artist you should be listening to now.” Her new single “Sit Still, Look Pretty,” is out now.
Daya plays an afternoon show, noon Sunday, October 9. Tickets are $10-$15.
The fair already announced performances from Cole Swindell (Wednesday, Oct. 5), comedian Gabriel Iglesias (returning for a fourth year on Saturday, Oct. 8), sibling superstar Marie Osmond (Monday, Oct. 10), Christian act Mercy Me (Tuesday, Oct. 11), country duo Big & Rich (Friday, Oct. 14) and rapper FloRida (Saturday, Oct. 15).
Tickets for all shows will go on sale, 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15. Big Fair Fan Club members will be able to get tickets, online only, 9 a.m. Monday Aug. 1 to 11:49 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14.