Autechre and more join LGW; Austin Psych Fest hosts program with Loop, Tamikrest

Today, we add another 26 acts to the 2014 line-up. Autechre, Cloud Nothings, Perfume Genius, Dorian Concept Trio, Iceage, Rodion G.A., Parquet Courts and more join previously announced acts like Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Einstürzende Neubauten, Swans, Wire and Dr. John & The Nite Trip...

Swans’ Michael Gira curates 3-day program + 24-Hour Dronefest announced

We’re extremely proud to announce two special projects for 2014: a 3-day program curated by Swans’ Michael Gira which includes Swans, Wire, Ben Frost, Silver Apples and a special performance by Savages together with Bo Ningen. We’re also announcing the world premiere of 24-Hour Dr...

Listen to the Le Guess Who? Spotify playlist

We’ve created a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure. Get acquainted with the exquisite selection of acts playing Le Guess Who? this year and get in the mood for November. From every act playing Le Guess Who?

Selda: 'The Bitter Sound of Turkish People'

Known as ‘the bitter sound of Turkish people’, Selda Bagcan is a folk music singer, composer and political activist. She started her career in the 70s, with her first two singles about political struggle and the demands of the working class selling over 1 million copies.


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Le Guess Who? is a four-day festival that takes place each November in the heart of Utrecht, The Netherlands. We combine a top-notch collection of today's burgeoning talent with legendary, one-of-a-kind acts to create an inimitable atmosphere that electrifies the city. This year, the festival takes place November 20-23.

For international travelers and locals alike, Le Guess Who? offers the opportunity to see high-caliber performers in the most liberal of festival settings: fifteen venues of varying shapes, sizes and purposes. From churches and galleries to pop venues. Each plays host to a deftly curated line-up.

Utrecht, rated #6 on Lonely Planet's list of the 'World's Unsung Places,' is a lively, hospitable place. Built around the centuries-old Dom Tower, the city is branched by many picturesque canals, some with extraordinary wharf cellars that house shops, cafés, restaurants, and bars along the water. Utrecht is one of the Netherlands' oldest cities, with a compact, medieval centre. At the same time, Utrecht's student population of 40,000 makes the city a very vibrant place. As CNN put it, “Utrecht beats the old Amsterdam hands-down”. 

More Utrecht tourist information can be found here on this site

 
How do I get to Le Guess Who?

Utrecht is a travel hub, with train lines and motorways converging on the city from all directions, making it easily accessible by train (both international & national), bus, and car. Air travel is also quite simple from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport (only 30 minutes by train) and the Eindhoven airport (approximately 55 minutes by train).

Air travel

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the most convenient airport to fly to. Every 15 minutes a non-stop train departs for Utrecht Centraal.

Eindhoven and Rotterdam Airport are good second options. Both have fast-train connections between Central Station Rotterdam or Eindhoven which takes about an hour to get to Utrecht.

Getting to The Netherlands might be easier than you think. Flying to The Netherlands only takes:
London: 75 minutes
Berlin: 80 minutes
Barcelona: 2 hours
Oslo: 2 hours
Lisbon: 3 hours
Istanbul: 4 hours

Train

For national train information see the NS-site. For international train information, please check the NS international travel site

Car

If you come to Utrecht by car, remember that parking in the city centre is very expensive. It’s better to park at your hotel (if possible), in car-parkings, or at the P&R or ‘Transferium’ car parking at the edge of the city. From here you can easily take public transportation into town. 

Bike Rental

The easiest way to get around Utrecht is by bike. There are many options for bike rental in the city. Some options are Co van Beek, Fietspunt, Het Fietspad, Willemstraat Bike, and Laag Catharijne, which is located next to Utrecht Central Station.

 
Hotels

There are many wonderful places to stay in Utrecht. Some options in or around the city centre include Stone Hotel and Hostel (email them for Le Guess Who?-discount), NH Utrecht Hotel, Hello B&B, Apollo Hotel Utrecht City Centre, B&B Utrecht City Centre, Park Plaza Utrecht Hotel, Hotel Oorsprongpark, Hotel Holland Lodge, IBIS Hotel, Economy Hotel, Malie Hotel Utrecht. You can also check booking.com for an overview on hotels in and around Utrecht.

It might seem there are many hotels options in Utrecht, but please be aware that most are at capacity during the festival. It’s also important to note that LGW? takes place the same weekend as the 42nd annual Mega Record & CD Fair. If you’re interested in staying in a hotel, we recommend booking as early as possible.

Airbnb

With 1000+ rental locations in and around Utrecht, Airbnb is nice for groups both large and small. Visit the Utrecht Airbnb site to view your options.

Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing is a global community of 9 million people in more than 120,000 cities that connects travelers with a global network of people willing to share their homes. You can find more advice about couchsurfing and hosting here on their website

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