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KCRW's World Festival, created in partnership with the LA Phil, celebrates its 16th season with one-of-a-kind programs showcasing sounds from around the globe. The festival's five programs highlight established and rising artists from diverse backgrounds. We recommend subscribing now to get the best seats, before tickets go on sale to the general public on May 4th at 10am.

Concert begins at 7PM


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June 22nd
Janelle Monáe

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Roman GianArthur

KCRW host: Garth Trinidad

Nominated for six Grammys since her debut album, Janelle Monáe has become one of the most iconic women in music with her mix of R&B, soul, hip-hop, funk and science-fiction surrealism. Youngest son of Fela, Seun Kuti leads his father's final band, Egypt 80, with passionate lead vocals, fierce horn hooks and unbridled hard-hitting grooves. Monáe’s smooth soul label mate Roman GianArthur opens.

Concert begins at 7PM

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June 29th
Röyksopp · Robyn


KCRW host: Jason Bentley

Get ready for a massive, outdoor dance party with Röyksopp & Robyn for their Do It Again Tour 2014! The Norwegian electronic duo and Swedish pop champion have a long history of working and performing together, with wildly fun results. Svein and Torbjørn from Röyksopp predict “one helluva ride!”

Concert begins at 7PM

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July 20th
Jimmy Cliff


Don Carlos and the Dub Vision Band

KCRW host: Jeremy Sole

Reggae legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Cliff returns to the Bowl with his soulful roots reggae and hits “Many Rivers to Cross,” “The Harder They Come” and “Wild World.” “Mr. Boombastic” Shaggy brings the party with his dancehall hits and Don Carlos opens with sweet-voiced classics.

Concert begins at 7PM

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August 10th
Glen Hansard · The Head and the Heart

Iron & Wine

KCRW host: Anne Litt

Glen Hansard, singer/songwriter behind the Oscar®- and Tony®-winning Once and the bands The Swell Season and The Frames, brings his electrifying band in support of a new album. With their #1 hit, “Lost In My Mind,” and beautiful new album Let's Be Still, Seattle’s The Head and the Heart sells out shows around the world. Iron & Wine debuts at the Bowl with a career-spanning set of his cinematic and intimate songs.

Concert begins at 7PM

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September 21st
Caetano Veloso · Andrew Bird · Devendra Banhart

DJ Frosty

KCRW host: Tom Schnabel

Legendary Brazilian superstar/poet/activist Caetano Veloso, “one of the greatest songwriters of the century” (NY Times), makes his Bowl debut with his Tropicália grooves. Andrew Bird forms delicately layered pop from troubadour folk, gypsy swing and refined rock. Devendra Banhart returns with his mischievous, musical ideas. DJ Frosty (dublab) opens

Concert begins at 7PM

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September 28th
Pixies · Gogol Bordello · Cat Power

KCRW host: Chris Douridas

Nearly 30 years on, Pixies still rock, now better than ever. Having influenced such artists as Nirvana, Radiohead, and David Bowie, the ferocious Boston quartet dominates the stage with their blistering unpredictability. Gypsy punk collective Gogol Bordello and the idiosyncratic Cat Power share the bill for this one-time-only performance.

Concert begins at 7PM

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