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Lineup Announced for KCRW’s 2015 World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

Lineup Announced for KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

The successful collaboration between KCRW and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association continues for a 17th season in 2015, starting June 21.

Los Angeles, CA (February 10, 2015) —
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced the initial lineup for the 17th season of KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring Underworld, Grace Jones, Future Islands, Bootsy Collins and the Rubber Band, Basement Jaxx, and Empire of the Sun, with more to be announced soon.

World Festival series subscriptions are available now and single tickets go on sale Sunday, May 3.

View the full lineup below.


Additional artists to be announced
(June 21)

Electronica icons Underworld will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their legendary album “dubnobasswithmyheadman”, performing epic tracks from that dance music game-changer along with other landmark house and techno hits.

Basement Jaxx
Bootsy Collins and the Rubber Band
(June 28)

Grammy®-winning dance music icons Basement Jaxx return to the Bowl on the heels of their new album “Junto”. Celebrating a 20-year career of mind-bending pop-house, R&B, ragga, deep funk & ambient techno, Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton reign as the masters of the club mix. Notoriously funky Bootsy Collins is one of the all-time greats, laying down the low end for P-Funk, James Brown and his own Rubber Band and cosmic solo projects.

Reggae Night
Bob Marley’s Roots Rock Reggae – a 70th Birthday Celebration
Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley
Inner Circle
The Skatalites
(August 16)

For this year’s annual reggae party, Ziggy and Stephen Marley lead the celebration of their legendary father’s 70th birthday and the best of the roots rock tradition.

Artist to be Announced
(August 30)

Empire of the Sun
Additional artist to be announced
(September 20)

Australian alt-electro pioneers Empire Of The Sun make their Bowl debut with a phenomenal live show like nothing else on earth.

Grace Jones
Future Islands
(September 27)

Legendary rebel and pop siren Grace Jones brings her unforgettable stage show to the bowl: a hypnotizing blend of new wave, world beats and disco that can only be matched by her awesome performance power. Baltimore’s Future Islands craft dynamic synth pop – their song “Seasons” was named Song of the Year by Pitchfork, NME, MOJO and others – and deliver an extraordinarily ardent live show.


Tickets for the 2015 Hollywood Bowl season may also be purchased online at, or via phone at 323.850.2000 or 800.745.3000.

Series subscriptions are available now and single tickets for the 2015 Hollywood Bowl season go on sale Sunday, May 3 at 10:00 AM.
Groups of 10 or more can receive a 20% discount on single ticket prices on select concerts. Call 323.850.2050 for details on group purchases.

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