The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and KCRW will continue their longtime partnership for the 2022 KCRW Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The six shows during the historic Hollywood Bowl centenary season feature an eclectic line-up of artists including A.R. Rahman (July 24), Polo & Pan and Parcels (August 7), Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Durand Jones & The Indications, and Celisse (August 14), Flying Lotus and Hiatus Kaiyote with Orchestra (August 21), Reggae Night XX with UB40, The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson, Maxi Priest and Big Mountain (September 18), and Grace Jones and CHVRCHES (September 25).
KCRW’s long-standing partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association for KCRW Festival at the Hollywood Bowl embodies the adventurous musical spirit of both organizations by featuring artists from a wide array of genres. Hundreds of artists have performed at the iconic venue as a result including Adele, Arcade Fire, Ben Harper, Bon Iver, Brittany Howard, Caetano Veloso, Cesaria Evora, Café Tacvba, David Byrne, Erykah Badu, Gary Clark Jr., Goldfrapp, Hot Chip, Hugh Masekela, James Blake, Kamasi Washington, Lauryn Hill, M83, Massive Attack, Miriam Makeba, Natalia Lafourcade, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Os Mutantes, Ray LaMontagne, Sade, Solange, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, The Flaming Lips, The Pixies, Underworld, Willie Nelson, Yo Yo Ma, Yola, Yoko Ono, Zero 7 with Sia, and many more.
2022 KCRW Festival at the Hollywood Bowl
Sunday, July 24, 2022, at 7:00 PMA.R. Rahman
Prolific film composer A.R. Rahman is known for bringing Indian classical music together with orchestral arrangements, electronic music and various other sounds from around the world. He’s won dozens of awards — including an Oscar for his score to Slumdog Millionaire — and collaborated with everyone from Mick Jagger and U2 to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 7:00 PM Polo & PanParcels
A laid-back night of mellow electro-pop and enchanted disco from Polo & Pan, who The New Yorker called “funky yet suave,” as well as the funkified sounds of Parcels.
Sunday, August 14, 2022, at 7:00 PM Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsDurand Jones & The IndicationsCelisse
A night of massive, soul-powered rock’n’roll. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats send rave-ups into rarified air, while Durand Jones & The Indications mix disco into their progressive funk and soul. Opener Celisse kicks it off with her own infectious grooves.
Sunday, August 21, 2022, at 7:00 PM Flying Lotus and Hiatus Kaiyote with OrchestraHollywood Bowl OrchestraThomas Wilkins, conductor
Pitchfork has designated Flying Lotus as an “icon of the past 25 years.” The Grammy-winning LA native is a producer, composer, rapper, filmmaker, and the founder of Brainfeeder Records. Three-time Grammy nominees Hiatus Kaiyote build their laidback electric soul out of grooving piano, Nai Palm’s smoky vocals, and perpetually shape-shifting rhythms. Both artists team up with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for a big night at the Bowl.
Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 7:00 PM
Reggae Night XXUB40 • The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson •Maxi Priest • Big Mountain
Four of reggae’s biggest groups bring the sounds of the islands to the Bowl. It’s a night full of hits from UB40 (“Red Red Wine”), Maxi Priest (“Close to You”), and Big Mountain (“Baby, I Love Your Way”), while The Wailers carry the flame for their departed leader, Bob Marley.
Sunday, September 25, 2022, at 7:00 PM
Grace Jones • CHVRCHES
You’ve seen that face before, Grace Jones returns to the Bowl! The disco star, actor, and model is an icon of the 1980s and influencer on generations of forward-thinking Black artists. With their massive washes of synthesizer and Lauren Mayberry’s soaring voice, CHVRCHES makes music to fill big outdoor spaces with even bigger songs.
Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2022 summer season will be available online at hollywoodbowl.com or via phone at (323) 850-2000 on the following dates:
- Subscriptions available now.
- “Create Your Own” packages will be available Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
- The Hollywood Bowl Box Office opens for single ticket sales Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 10.00 AM.
Programs, artists, prices, and dates are subject to change. Ticket limits may apply.
Following the health guidelines set forth by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, guests attending events at the Hollywood Bowl are currently required to have proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours (PCR) or 24 hours (Antigen) of the concert. Mask wearing will be required for all attendees unless actively eating or drinking. The Hollywood Bowl will continue to receive public health guidelines from Los Angeles County and as policies evolve over the summer, more information can be found here.