KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl 2015 Lineup!

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This summer, KCRW returns to one of the most beautiful venues in the world, the Hollywood Bowl, for another edition of the World Festival!

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association just announced the initial lineup for the 17th season, which starts on June 21.

See it below!


Hosted by Jason Bentley
(June 21)

Electronica icons Underworld perform epic tracks from their dance music game-changer “dubnobasswithmyheadman,” plus other landmark hits. Jungle’s DIY rise to acclaim rides on report-to-the-dance-floor grooves and blissful beats.

Basement Jaxx
Bootsy’s Rubber Band featuring Bootsy Collins
Hosted by Chris Douridas
(June 28)

Basement Jaxx celebrate 20 years with a new album, “Junto.” Bootsy Collins has laid down the bass line for P-Funk, James Brown and more. Funky neo-soul collab Tuxedo opens.

Reggae Night
Bob Marley’s Roots Rock Reggae – a 70th Birthday Celebration
Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley
Inner Circle
The Skatalites
Hosted by Jeremy Sole
(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.

Erykah Badu
St. Vincent
Moses Sumney
Hosted by Garth Trinidad
(August 30)

With deep grooves from hip hop, jazz & ’70s soul, the spirit of Baduizm moves the body and mind. St. Vincent’s inventive guitar work and melodies are gorgeous and uncanny. Captivating singer Sumney opens.

Empire of the Sun
St. Lucia
Hosted by Anne Litt
(September 20)

Australian alt-electro superstars Empire of the Sun make their Bowl debut with fantastical dancers for a phenomenal spectacle. Synth-pop masters St. Lucia bring their infectious melodies.

Grace Jones
Future Islands
Hosted by Jason Bentley
(September 27)

Legendary rebel and pop siren Grace Jones returns with an unforgettable blend of new wave, world beats and disco. Future Islands deliver their dynamic synth pop – “Seasons” was named Song of the Year by Pitchfork, NME, MOJO and others – in an extraordinary live show.

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