2016 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA (February 9, 2016) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced today the initial line-up for the 18th season of KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The successful collaboration between KCRW and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association continues, starting Sunday, June 26.
KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl:
Sunday, June 26, at 7 PM
REGGAE NIGHT XIV
COCOA TEA • ETANA
Celebrate the 14th annual night of reggae at the Bowl, featuring Grammy®-winning roots reggae godfather Burning Spear.
Sunday, July 10, at 7 PM
PET SOUNDS with BRIAN WILSON
AL JARDINE & BLONDIE CHAPLIN
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
KURT VILE and THE VIOLATORS
Additional artists to be announced
In a night of critically acclaimed and eclectic artists, Philadelphia rocker Kurt Vile and his band, The Violators come to the Bowl in support of the widely heralded opus, b’lieve i’m goin’ down, partly recorded and mixed in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree. Vile’s sound evokes dusty-hazy Americana roots with a dash of psychedelia, his powerful introspections delivered with touching earnestness. Headliner and opening act to be announced.
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
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
Additional artist to be announced
With an endless array of giddy electro-pop anthems, English indie rock institution Bloc Party takes the Hollywood Bowl stage, presenting their new album HYMNS to euphoric effect. New York chillwave stars MS MR transport you to their dance pop fantasyland to kick off the evening.
Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2016 summer season will be available online at HollywoodBowl.com or via phone at 323.850.2000 on the following dates:
• New subscriptions are on sale today.
• Group sales being on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
• “Five or More” packages will be available on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
• The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
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