KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl 2016 Lineup!

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LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR
2016 KCRW’S WORLD FESTIVAL
AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

We’re back for an 18th season of KCRW’s World Festival, presented in partnership with The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association at the Hollywood Bowl. Lineup below!

KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl:

Sunday, June 26, at 7 PM

REGGAE NIGHT XIV
BURNING SPEAR
COCOA TEA * ETANA

Always a crowd favorite, celebrate the 14th annual night of reggae at the Bowl, featuring Grammy®-winning roots reggae godfather Burning Spear, as they are joined by Cocoa Tea and Etana for a full evening of roots-rocking, good vibe-inducing music straight from the homeland of reggae, Jamaica!

Sunday, July 10, at 7 PM

PET SOUNDS with BRIAN WILSON
AL JARDINE & BLONDIE CHAPLIN
M. WARD

Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys’ co-founder and genius behind the ’60s sound of America, returns to the Hollywood Bowl stage for the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds. The mythical masterpiece and greatest hits will come to life with fellow members Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin and the sun-swept harmonies of songs like “Wouldn’t it Be Nice” and “God Only Knows” that influenced The Beatles, Radiohead, and David Bowie. Portland-based singer/songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist M. Ward celebrates his latest release, More Rain.

Sunday, August 7, at 7 PM

SUFJAN STEVENS
KURT VILE and THE VIOLATORS
IBEYI

In a night of critically acclaimed and eclectic artists, Sufjan Stevens’ performances juxtapose quiet intimate moments with epic audio-visual crescendos.  He joins Philadelphia rocker Kurt Vile and his band, The Violators, in support of their widely heralded opus, b’lieve i’m goin’ down, partly recorded and mixed in Joshua Tree. Vile’s sound evokes dusty-hazy Americana roots with a dash of psychedelia, his powerful introspections delivered with touching earnestness. And the French-Cuban sisters Ibeyi open the evening.

Sunday, August 21, at 7 PM

THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE with YO-YO MA

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his innovative brainchild, The Silk Road Ensemble, bring their collaborative excellence to the Bowl stage for an exciting evening of world music exploration. Made up of performers and composers from more than 20 countries and lauded as “vibrant and virtuosic” by The Wall Street Journal, the ensemble encompasses musical traditions from around the globe.

Sunday, September 18, at 7 PM

KRAFTWERK 3-D

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk continue their streak of highly acclaimed 3-D concerts by undertaking their first Hollywood Bowl appearance. With their visions of the future, Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for our digital age of the 21st century. Bringing together music, computer animations and performance art, their 3-D concerts are a true “Gesamtkunstwerk” – a total work of art.

Sunday, September 25, at 7 PM

BLOC PARTY
BOB MOULD
EZRA FURMAN

Trailblazers, heroes, outcasts, and rebels unite as untethered energies come out for one glorious night of dance, punk and pop. With an endless array of giddy electro-flavored anthems, English indie rock institution Bloc Party takes the Hollywood Bowl stage, presenting their new album HYMNS to euphoric effect. Legendary Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman turned acclaimed solo artist Bob Mould joins punk-fired singer/songwriter Ezra Furman, fresh from the best reviewed album of his career as the evening’s openers.

 

Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2016 summer season are available online at HollywoodBowl.com or via phone at 323.850.2000.  And beginning May 9, KCRW members can receive a special 20% discount to selected shows:

20% off “KCRW World Festival” June 26, July 10, August 7, 21, September 18, 25 or any Tuesday or Thursday night Los Angeles Philharmonic-produced concert (excluding July 12 14 and 19). This discount applies to bench seat sections M and N only, excluding all other sections. Offer is subject to availability. Exclusion dates and seating are at the discretion of the Box Office. Must show member card at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office beginning May 09, 2016; only good through September 2016. Offer valid when purchasing tickets in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office (2301 N. Highland Avenue, mention code: KCRW) or online at Ticketmaster.com (use code KCRW).  Discount not valid with phone orders. Maximum number of seats per purchase is 6. Not valid for any other events produced by or not produced by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Management reserves the right to refuse admission. For information call 323-850-2000.