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DJ Sets by John Lydon and M83 Added to KCRW’s Halloween Party Masquerade

Exciting Additions to KCRW’s Halloween Party Masquerade
A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party
Benefiting KCRW

Saturday, October 27 – 9p to 2a
At the Legendary Park Plaza

**M83 (DJ SET)

 + KCRW DJs on the Decks
+ Avant-Garde Circus Troupe Lucent Dossier
+ Food Trucks
+ Photo Booths

KCRW is thrilled to announce two exciting additions to the DJ lineup for Masquerade: post-punk legend John Lydon and LA-based French artist M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez.   

They join KCRW’s own talented spinners – including Music Director Jason Bentley, Anne Litt, Raul Campos, Liza Richardson, Mathieu Schreyer, and Valida – as well as turntable wizard Z-Trip.

The annual Halloween benefit on Saturday, October 27, 2012 will also include performances by garage-rock phenom Hanni El Khatib, funky beatmaster Mexican Institute of Sound, and Venice-based roots collective The Dustbowl Revival. 

From Bentley:

John Lydon is one of the great icons of rock, and I’m thrilled to have him play what will surely be a unique and uncompromising DJ set for the costumed revelers at Masquerade. I’ve been playing the music of M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez for quite some time. He’s having a blockbuster year and this is a gesture to thank KCRW for all the early support.”

Lydon is currently touring North America with Public Image Ltd in support of their new album THIS IS PIL.

Advance tickets ($85) are almost sold out. A limited number will be available at the door, however, KCRW is now offering a VIP experience with private cabanas in the largest of the Park Plaza’s five themed rooms. Find out more info here.

The haunted halls and ballrooms of the legendary venue will also host a ghost story salon, photo booths, the interactive antics of vaudeville circus troupe Lucent Dossier and five frighteningly delicious artisan food trucks: The Border Grill Truck, Let’s Be Frank, Organic Oasis, Crepes Bonaparte and Perk Up

The event is 21 and over and proceeds support KCRW.

WHAT: Masquerade: A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party for KCRW
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Legendary Park Plaza in Downtown LA– 607 South Park View Street
9pm to 2am


Rachel Reynolds– KCRW
(310) 314-4625

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