The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association in collaboration with KCRW has announced the 20th season of KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, and it’s a good one. The festival is happening every year, and brings renown artists together for a beautiful summer at the legendary Bowl, but who is coming this year? As usual, there are genres of music for everyone, from the Grammy-nominated musician Flying Lotus and his majestic beats to the always entertaining Father John Misty and his Pure Comedy, the line up is very eclectic:
In June, producer Flying Lotus will take the Bowl on a 3D space-age voyage with the help of Swedish electro-pop group Little Dragon, and the bowl will turn into a funk R&B, soul and ’80s inspired party.
It’s probably the first time for Father John Misty to perform at the Bowl, but count on him to bring his sophisticated folk sound and unique take on the modern world and love, while he will be sharing the place with Gillian Welch and her longtime musical partner David Rawlings, for an intimate set.
The following Sunday will feature the annual reggae festival with master of lover’s rock Beres Hammond, the ‘African Bob Marley’, Alpha Blondy, and fresh roots lyricist Protoje.
Bon Iver and the electrifying contemporary dance company TU Dance will collaborate for a West Coast premiere, offering us an unprecedented performance with choreography by Uri Sands and new music by Justin Vernon,
Finally, Grizzly Bear and TV on the Radio will unite for the last and soulful evening of the season, with new music for both bands, and ethereal electronic artist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith as an opener.
Here is the complete lineup of KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl:
On Sunday, June 17, at 7 PM: FLYING LOTUS and LITTLE DRAGON with additional artist TBA
On Sunday, June 24, at 7 PM: FATHER JOHN MISTY and GILLIAN WELCH with additional artist TBA
On Sunday, July 1, at 7 PM: REGGAE NIGHT XVII with BERES HAMMOND, ALPHA BLONDY, PROTOJE
On Sunday, August 5, at 7 PM: BON IVER & TU DANCE
On Sunday, September 16, at 7 PM: Artist to be announced
On Sunday, September 23, at 7 PM: GRIZZLY BEAR, TV ON THE RADIO, KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH
Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2018 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.
– Single tickets on sale Wednesday, February 21, at 10:00 a.m. for Reggae Night XVII (July 24).
– Single tickets on sale Friday, March 2, at 10:00 a.m., for Flying Lotus / Little Dragon (June 17) and Father John Misty / Gillian Welch (June 24).
– ‘Five or More’ packages will be available on Tuesday, March 20.
The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales on Sunday, April 29, at 10:00 a.m
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