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KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl featuring Robyn & Blondie Hosted By Jason Bentley
September 6, 2020 • 6:00 pm PDT
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and KCRW present an on-air series featuring previously recorded live concerts from KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.
Swedish star Robyn’s futurist electro-pop symphonies made the 2010s sound like the 3010s, and kept the Bowl dancing all night. Blondie’s evolution from first-wave punks to first-rate hitmakers made them one of the most popular acts of the ’70s and ’80s.
Created in partnership with the LA Phil, KCRW’s World Festival has been bringing an eclectic array of artists from around the world to the Hollywood Bowl stage for 20 years. 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, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., from August 23 to October 11. Join us early at 6:00 p.m. for a 30-minute DJ set inspired by each concert.
Additional featured artists in upcoming episodes include: Cibo Matto (June 26, 2011), DeVotchKa (July 14, 2013), Flying Lotus (June 17, 2018), Jimmy Cliff (July 25, 2010), Little Dragon (June 17, 2018), Rodrigo y Gabriela (July 14, 2013), Santigold (June 21, 2009), Sigur Rós (September 24, 2016), St. Vincent (August 30, 2015), and Toro y Moi (June 16, 2019).
Missing that fancy-box-seat-feeling this World Festival season? While the Bowl may be physically off-limits for now, you can still party like a VIP with gourmet concessions from our Fringe Benefits partners! If you’re on the west side, consider grabbing snacks and some wine to go from Andrew’s Cheese Shop in Santa Monica or Stanley’s Wet Goods in Culver City. For points further east, check out Larchmont Village Wine Spirits & Cheese, Say Cheese in Los Feliz, or Mission Wines in Pasadena. (KCRW members get 10% off, exclusions apply)