James Holden added as curator + more new additions; day tickets on sale now Wed Aug 23rd Unable to show videos. Please click here to accept cookies and enable embedding of videos. 2017 Electronic sound explorer James Holden is added as curator for Le Guess Who?, hosting multiple stages on Saturday, 11 November. Performing is Moroccan Gnawa musician Maâlem Houssam Guinia & Band. Houssam is the son and successor of the late, emblematic Mahmoud Guinia, with whom Holden worked in Marrakech in 2014, recording the collaborative 12" Marhaba. Other artists curated by James Holden are Bosnian accordion master Mario Batkovic; Jerusalem In My Heart; Hieroglyphic Being's mix of acid house, industrial and spiritual jazz; Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe; noise brutes Sex Swing; Ex-Easter Island Head; XAM Duo; and the previously announced jazz stalwarts Shabaka & The Ancestors. Holden will also present his new performance 'James Holden and The Animal Spirits' at the festival. Other curated programsOther acts rounding out the curated programs include a solo piano performance by Cate Le Bon, and Lost Horizons: the new project from Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins (both curated by Perfume Genius). Gonjasufi is curated by Shabazz Palaces, and Grouper has added Tiny Vipers, a rare performance by Roy Montgomery, and Coby Sey. Versatile drummer Han Bennink invites a cast of collaborators, including Thurston Moore, Terrie Ex, and Steve Beresford. Patrick Higgins - Hyperborea & Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories for Holy SaturdayComposer, guitarist and producer Patrick Higgins (also a member of New York avant-garde outfit Zs) will perform with string ensemble of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra at Le Guess Who?. The performance will feature the European premiere of his own composition ‘Hyperborea No. 1', about impending climate collapse, as well as a live rendition of Carlo Gesualdo's 'Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday'. Gesualdo (1566-1613) was an Italian composer and nobleman from the late Renaissance who explored novel progressions, harmonies, and tonality that were unheard of in his time, and influenced the likes of Igor Stravinsky and Wolfgang Rihm. The full program for Le Guess Who? can be found here. The curated programs for Le Guess Who? 2017 are now finalized; more artists for the general program of the festival will be announced soon. Day tickets on sale nowFrom August 23, day tickets for Le Guess Who? 2017 are available here. 4-Day Festival Passes are also available, and day schedules for the festival can be found via our line-up page. All newly announced artists: Patrick Higgins - Hyperborea & Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday Curated by James Holden:Maâlem Houssam Guinia & BandShabaka & The AncestorsMario BatkovicHieroglyphic BeingJerusalem In My HeartRobert Aiki Aubrey LoweEx-Easter Island HeadSex SwingXAM Duo Curated by Perfume Genius:Lost HorizonsCate Le Bon (solo piano) Curated by Shabazz Palaces:GonjasufiFhloston ParadigmFilm: Relatos Salvajes Curated by Grouper:Tiny VipersRoy MontgomeryCoby SeyLighthouse: Films by Paul ClipsonFilm: La Double Vie de Véronique Curated by Han Bennink:Thurston Moore & Han BenninkSteve Beresford & Gerard BouwhuisOmri Ziegele, Ernst Glerum & Han BenninkNora Mulder, Mary Oliver & Greetje BijmaTerrie Ex & Spring Heel JackAlexander von Schlippenbach & Han BenninkHan Bennink Trio & Joris Roelofs Curated by Jerusalem In My Heart:ToukadimeCharles-André Coderre presents Granular Shadow More artists to be announced.