About Le Guess Who?
Le Guess Who? is a city-wide celebration of global sounds and musical boundary-crossing. The 12th edition of the festival takes place 8-11 November 2018, in the picturesque city of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
During four days, Le Guess Who? takes over the city center of Utrecht with over 150 performances set to electrify pop venues, theaters, churches, galleries and warehouses. Satellite events with music, film, visual art, photography and markets appear at cafés, hotels, restaurants, wharf cellars, de Neude square and the hidden corners of the city.
Le Guess Who? focuses on artists that feel the urge to explore and expand the boundaries of certain genres. The festival features non-western sounds, jazz, folk, ambient, drone, avant-garde, modern composed, as well as contemporary pop and rock culture, and many blended forms of these genres.
Previous curators at Le Guess Who? are Perfume Genius, James Holden, Grouper, Shabazz Palaces, Jerusalem In My Heart & Han Bennink (2017); Wilco, Savages, Julia & Suuns (2016); Sunn O))) (2015); Swans’ Michael Gira (2014); and Ty Segall (2013).
Previous performers include Pharoah Sanders, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Einstürzende Neubauten, Sun Ra Arkestra, Dr. John, Annette Peacock, Selda Bağcan, Elza Soares, Thurston Moore Group, Sun Kil Moon, Autechre, Kamasi Washington, Junun feat. Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express, William Basinski, The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane performed by the Sai Anantam Ashram Singers, Magma, Keiji Haino, Patty Waters, Digable Planets, and Pauline Oliveros.
Photography: Juri Hiensch; Ben Houdijk; Jelmer de Haas; Melanie Marsman; Jan Rijk.