Line-up announced for KCRW's 2020 World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

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UPDATE: Following the cancellation of the 2020 Bowl season due to COVID-19, the LA Phil and KCRW collaborate to present highlights of past World Festivals through an exclusive series of archival concerts to be broadcast on Sundays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., from August 23 to October 11. For more information about that series go here.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced the line-up for the 2020 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The successful collaboration between KCRW and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, now in its 21st year, launches Sunday, June 28, at 7PM.

KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl embodies the eclectic musical spirit of both organizations by featuring artists from a wide array of genres.

Check out the 2020 summer season line-up below and we'll see you at the Bowl!

2020 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

Sunday, June 28, at 7PM
Andrew Bird with Calexico and Iron & Wine
Mandolin Orange

Singer, songwriter, and violinist Andrew Bird brings his literary touch to classically informed folk music, leading to a nomination at the 2020 Grammy® Awards for his new album My Finest Work Yet. Grammy®-nominated Calexico and Iron & Wine bring dusky Southwestern textures to their stunning live show. Chapel Hill folk duo Mandolin Orange sets the mood at the top of the evening.

Sunday, July 5, at 7PM
Flying Lotus with Orchestra
Kamasi Washington with Orchestra
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

NME calls producer Flying Lotus “a master at shifting tone [who] knows how to take listeners on an exhilarating journey.” Saxophone virtuoso Kamasi Washington introduced hip-hop audiences to the lineage of spiritual jazz and hard bop. Both artists team up with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for a big night at the Bowl.

Sunday, July 19, at 7PM
Maxwell with Orchestra
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins

Three-time Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Maxwell hooks his supple and soulful R&B to the elegant backing of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and his veteran touring band, with new arrangements of songs from throughout his three-decade career.

Sunday, August 2, at 7PM
Reggae Night XIX
Toots & The Maytals
Jah 9
DJ Mackle

Our annual reggae celebration returns for its nineteenth edition, with Southern California reggae-rockers Rebelution leading the way alongside the legendary Toots & The Maytals, Jah9 and DJ Mackle.

Sunday, August 9, at 7PM
Polo & Pan 
Lido Pimienta

Hailed by The New Yorker as “funky but suave, uniquely fun…a blend the invites both surprise and enchantment,” Polo & Pan join us for one breezy, starry summer night with Parcels, Poolside, and Lido Pimienta.

Sunday, August 16, at 7PM
Brittany Howard
Georgia Anne Muldrow

The Alabama Shakes singer paints a soulful portrait of life in 21st-century America in all its complexities, while Thundercat and Georgia Anne Muldrow expand the horizons of jazz, soul, and R&B with their experimental visions.


Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2019 summer season will be available online at or via phone at 323.850.2000 on the following dates:

  • Subscriptions currently on sale.
  • “Five or More” packages will be available March 17, 2020.
  • The Hollywood Bowl Box Office opens for single ticket sales May 3, 2020.