WHO: KCRW’S World Festival 2 featuring Passion Pit, Hot Chip & Omar Souleyman
WHEN: Sunday, September 9, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hollywood Bowl @ 2301 North Highland Avenue Los Angeles, CA
TICKETS: Enter for a chance to win (2) tickets to the show below!


The LA-based and world-renowned tastemakers at KCRW have put together quite a bill for this Sunday’s edition of World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. Combining the boisterous beats of Hot Chip (UK), the effervescent indie pop of Passion Pit (US), and the rousing, outlandish show that is sure to unfold during Omar Souleyman’s (Syria) opening set should make for an interesting evening at the Bowl featuring artists from three different continents. For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show, please leave a comment below telling us your favorite show you’ve seen in 2012. A winner will be selected and notified by Thursday, September 6th.


Hot Chip


Passion Pit


Omar Souleyman

  • Abby

    I saw Andrew Bird at Outsidelands in San Francisco last month and I can honestly say it was the best concert of my young life. Standing among so many music enthusiasts, surrounded by giant trees and knowing I was in the heart of one of the world’s most famous cities, I felt euphoric for the first time in a long time. It’s amazing the things music can do for you.

  • Allison

    I’d have to say my favorite show so far of 2012 was Miike Snow at the El Rey back in April. I’d been a fan for years so it was absolutely amazing to finally see them perform live. Loved the lights, the crowd, the band! It was amazing!

  • Dan

    This is an easy one, Snoop Dogg(Snoop Lion now) and Dr. Dre closing Coachella weekend two. They played all the classics I grew up listening to and brought out so many amazing artists, one of which I believed to be dead for well over a decade. It was my first Coachella and easily the best weekend of my life. Already pre ordered my ticket for next year.

  • Richard Lam

    Stevie wonder at Outside Lands. I didn’t get a chance to check out Passion Pit and I completely regret it.

  • Emma

    Walk the Moon at a free show put on by Pandora at the Key Club. Just another example of the great opportunities to experience great and new music in this city.

  • apl.de.ap Takes You To The Philippines at the Bowl earlier this summer. It was a fantastic experience to listen to the best in Filipino music and get treated to a 75% Black Eyed Peas show at the end.

  • John-Ray

    I took my mom to see The Beach Boys at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater for Mother’s Day. I haven’t seen her so joyful and energetic like that in a long time. Truly unforgettable.

  • Cynthia V

    James Blake at fyf hands down

  • Easy – the best show I’ve seen this year was Monty Python’s Spam-a-lot at the Pantages. Best musical concert or show I saw was last week at Palladium – Armin van Buuren with Jochen Miller.

  • Greg

    Phish – BGCA Night 3. Nuff’ Said.

  • Eric

    my favorite show that i have seen so far this year has been Pulp at the Fox Theatre in Pomona. I have been waiting to see this band forever and they did not dissapoint.

  • Allison

    I’m going to go with M83 back in Janurary. Haven’t had that much fun at a show in a while.

  • Ksapinoso

    Sigur ros at Hollywood forever

  • Oneohtrix Point Never at the Echo. I thought I’d never him live.

  • the Faint at FYF!

  • Alex

    It will be Passion Pit at the Hollywood Bowl.

  • 3po1nt0

    Phish at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 3rd Night – 7.8.12…

  • Eric M.

    Norah Jones at Outside Lands, it was just unimaginable to see her live. Been delaying seeing something at the Bowl this year, can’t quite decide on what to see. So many good concerts.

  • Future Islands at the Echoplex! So great.

  • DWH3

    The Rapture. Weekend #2 @ COACHELLA