Revealing the curators & initial line-up for LGW18

Featuring programs curated by Asia Argento, Devendra Banhart, Moor Mother, and Shabaka Hutchings

Mount Eerie announces '(after)'

Recorded live at Le Guess Who? 2017

Interview: Beverly Glenn-Copeland

“I was making music for a generation that had yet to be born”

4-Day Passes for LGW18 available now

Tracing the Roots: Vashti Bunyan

A story on the life and music of this truly unique soul

Listen: Le Guess Who? Recordings

Featuring Mary Margaret O'Hara, Sun Ra Arkestra, James Holden, Porotomartyr & many more

News

Thu Aug 23rd Joe Cardamone shares video for new track 'East Side No One'
Thu Aug 16th Listen: Mudhoney share 'Kill Yourself Live', an organ-filled odyssey on internet fame
Fri Aug 10th Nicole Mitchell releases new album 'Maroon Cloud'
Fri Aug 10th Watch: Emel Mathlouthi releases stunning video for 'Kaddesh'
Thu Aug 9th Vera Sola reveals video for new song 'Small Minds'
Tue Aug 7th Watch: The Breeders release homemade video for 'Nervous Mary', recorded in Nijmegen
Tue Aug 7th Meridian Brothers share new video for 'No Me Traiciones'
Sat Aug 4th Watch Devendra Banhart's intimate session for 'quiet, please!'
Fri Aug 3rd Kojey Radical releases new double single '97: Pure'
Thu Aug 2nd JPEGMAFIA traces his eclectic childhood influences in Billboard interview
Wed Aug 1st Listen: Kelman Duran drops new mixtape 'MOON CYCLES III'
Trump, #MeToo, free speech, and trigger warnings: Metro Times interview Lydia Lunch
Tue Jul 31st Kikagaku Moyo announce new album 'Masana Temples'; share first track 'Gatherings'
Mon Jul 30th Watch: FACT Magazine pays Richard Fearless' shipping container studio a visit
Thu Jul 26th GAIKA releases debut album 'Basic Volume'
Thu Jul 26th Listen: Anoushka Shankar traces her heritage with lesser-known recordings by her father Ravi
Wed Jul 25th "An Innovative Flutist With an Afrofuturist Vision": New York Times interviews Nicole Mitchell
Tue Jul 24th Listen to Circuit des Yeux cover Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes' 1969 song 'Soeur de Race'
Thu Jul 19th Watch: George E Lewis & Art Ensemble's Roscoe Mitchell in conversation at CTM 2018
Wed Jul 18th The Fader premieres Kojey Radical's new video for 'Soak It Up'
Wed Jul 18th Devendra Banhart & Tim Kinsella talk literature, spirituality and friendship in Talkhouse Podcast
Mon Jul 16th Listen: Saul Williams shares new single 'The Flaw You Worship'
Fri Jul 13th Watch: short doc about Japanese ambient master Chihei Hatakeyama
Thu Jul 12th Read: Emel Mathlouthi on why she doesn't want to be classified as 'voice of the Tunisian revolution'
Thu Jul 12th Watch: Hello Skinny perform 'Rashad' live at Church Studios for NTS
Thu Jul 12th "Finding recovery in dancing post-punk": Loud And Quiet meet Crack Cloud
Wed Jul 11th GAIKA shares new single 'Immigrant Sons (Pesos & Gas)'
Tue Jul 10th Mudhoney announce new album 'Digital Garbage', share first single 'Paranoid Core'
Mon Jul 9th Interview: The Quietus meets musical maverick Paddy Steer
Thu Jul 5th Chicago footwork originator RP Boo releases new album 'I'll Tell You What!'
Tue Jul 3rd Stream: Roger Eno releases new album 'Dust Of Stars'
Mon Jul 2nd Watch Soweto's BCUC present a fusionist 'Africangungungu' session for Red Bull Music
Fri Jun 29th Read: FACT Magazine meets Lucrecia Dalt to discuss her geology-inspired new album 'Anticlines'
Thu Jun 28th Read: The Quietus interviews DJ Haram about Philadelphia and her link with Moor Mother
Thu Jun 28th Listen: The Vinyl Factory in conversation with Hello Skinny's mastermind Tom Skinner
Thu Jun 28th Stream Ras_G & The Afrikan Space Program's new LP 'Stargate Music'
Tue Jun 26th Ravelin Magazine catches up with sound artist & abstract turntablist Maria Chavez
Sat Jun 23rd Sudanese/London collective The Scorpios release new single 'Mashena'
Fri Jun 22nd Georgia Anne Muldrow shares new single 'Overload'
Fri Jun 22nd Listen: DJ Haram joins Teklife to deliver a dazzling set of trap and B’more bounce.
Thu Jun 21st Listen: Richard Fearless' one-hour NTS set full of dub, reggae and roots
Wed Jun 20th Circuit des Yeux shares new video 'Falling Blonde'
Tue Jun 19th Constellation Records reissues Alanis Obomsawin's 1985 album 'Bush Lady'
Sun Jun 17th Watch: La Blogothèque presents A Take Away Show with serpentwithfeet
Fri Jun 15th AMMAR 808 reinvents North African futurism on debut album 'Maghreb United'
Fri Jun 8th Stream Colin Stetson's horrifying 'Hereditary' film score
Fri Jun 8th Serpentwithfeet releases debut album 'soil'
Thu Jun 7th Stream Joan Of Arc's new album '1984'
Wed Jun 6th GAIKA reveals video for new track 'Crown & Key'
Wed Jun 6th Oliver Coates announces new album, shares 'A Church'
Fri Jun 1st Podcast: Eleanor Friedberger talks Lou Reed, Guns N’ Roses, and performing like a standup comic
Read: i-D introduces Shannon Lay, "a Simpsons super-fan crafting beautifully tender folk tunes"
Mon May 28th Lucy Railton's solo debut 'Paradise 94' is out now
Sun May 27th The Breeders perform 'Wait In The Car' and 'Cannonball' on Jools Holland
Thu May 24th Listen: Devendra Banhart covers Joan of Arc’s ‘Shown and Told’
Thu May 24th Read: Anoushka Shankar on “creating her own feminist voice with her sitar”
Thu May 24th Listen: Kojey Radical releases new grime-meets-jazz single ‘Water’
Thu May 24th The Vinyl Factory guides you through the 10 essential records of Art Ensemble of Chicago
Thu May 24th Read: Islam Chipsy & EEK in conversation with Crack Magazine
Thu May 24th South African guitar maestro Sibusile Xaba releases debut LP ‘Unlearning/Open Letter to Adoniah’
Thu May 24th Listen: Rodrigo Amarante releases first film score
Thu May 24th Ethiopian funk pioneer Hailu Mergia releases his first album in 15 years
Thu May 24th Listen: Sons of Kemet release new album on Impulse!
Thu May 24th Footwork legend RP Boo announces new album ‘I’ll Tell You What!’
Thu May 24th The Breeders release ‘All Nerve’, the band’s first album in ten years
Thu May 24th Stereogum premieres Colin Stetson’s haunting track ‘Charlie’
Thu May 24th Stream Circuit des Yeux’s new LP ‘Reaching For Indigo’
Thu May 24th Watch: The Comet Is Coming’s cosmic session for Red Bull Music
Thu May 24th “Living on Wit”: Popmatters interview Vashti Bunyan
Thu May 24th Stream 700 Bliss’ debut EP ‘Spa 700’
Thu May 24th Listen: Mudhoney’s fuzz-filled voyage in Europa
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Fri Aug 17th Playlist: Devendra Banhart's Ten Finest Tracks
Tue Aug 14th Track of the Week #12: Sibusile Xaba - 'Open Letter to Adoniah'
Tue Aug 14th Mount Eerie announces '(after)', recorded live at Le Guess Who? 2017
Mon Aug 13th Introducing: Kate NV depicts everyday life in Moscow through otherworldly, playful electronica
Wed Aug 8th Revealing new projects & program additions for Le Guess Who? 2018
Tue Aug 7th Track of the Week #11: Ancient Shapes - 'Public Hymns'
Mon Aug 6th Introducing: SASAMI: synth-subdued songcrafting from prolific L.A. collaborator
Tue Jul 31st Beverly Glenn-Copeland: “I was making music for a generation that had yet to be born”
Wed Aug 1st Playlist: Le Guess Who? 2018 - Track of the Week
Tue Jul 31st Track of the Week #10: Devendra Banhart - 'Fig in Leather'
Mon Jul 30th Introducing: Canada collective Crack Cloud construct something radically new out of post-punk’s past
Thu Jul 19th Tracing the Roots: Kadri Gopalnath, a lifetime of pioneering Indian Carnatic music
Tue Jul 24th Track of the Week #9: Hailu Mergia - 'Yefikir Engurguro'
Thu Jul 19th Playlist: Club Cuts - explore the club-affiliated music of Le Guess Who? 2018
Tue Jul 17th Track of the Week #8: DRINKS - 'Corner Shops'
Wed May 30th Le Guess Who? 2018 discounts at StayOkay Utrecht City Center
Thu Jul 12th Introducing: Nick Liefhebber, the Le Guess Who? 2018 Illustrator
Wed Jul 11th Track of the Week #7: Katey Red - 'Where Da Melph At'
Thu Jul 5th Breakdown: The Thriving & Roaring Sound of Colin Stetson
Tue Jul 3rd Track of the Week #6: Sons of Kemet - 'My Queen Is Harriet Tubman'
Thu May 24th Dive into our official 2018 playlist
Wed Jun 27th Thurston Moore, Sudan Archives, Meredith Graves and Weyes Blood get Tarot readings at Le Guess Who?
Tue Jun 26th Track of the Week #5: Beverly Glenn-Copeland - 'Ever New'
Tue Jun 19th Track of the Week #4: Eleanor Friedberger - 'Everything'
Tue Jun 12th Track of the Week #3: Ebo Taylor - 'Love And Death'
Thu Jun 7th Tracing the Roots: Vashti Bunyan and her mystical trails
Tue Jun 5th Track of the Week #2: Rodrigo Amarante - 'Tardei'
Mon May 28th Track of the Week #1: Kojey Radical – 'If Only'
Thu May 24th Revealing the curators & initial line-up for Le Guess Who? 2018
Tue May 22nd Audio archive update: Tout-Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou live at LGW15
Wed May 9th Audio archive update: Digable Planets live at Le Guess Who? 2016
Fri May 4th Le Guess Who? WhatsApp: be among the first to hear about festival news
Tue May 1st Premiering Sun Ra Arkestra's LGW17 recordings, spanning decades of the Sun Ra legacy
Thu Apr 19th Listen to Gruff Rhys' full surprise performance at LGW17, via The Line of Best Fit
Fri Apr 13th Listen to Turkish psych group Baba Zula live at LGW14, ahead of their return to Utrecht
Fri Apr 13th Full line-up for 24-Hour Drone 2018 in Hudson, NY
Mon Apr 9th Audio archive update: Elza Soares live at Le Guess Who? 2016
Wed Mar 28th Listen to Moroccan Gnawa master Maâlem Houssam Guinia's full set at LGW17
Fri Mar 16th Hear Mario Batkovic's mesmerizing performance at LGW17, curated by James Holden
Tue Mar 13th Initial line-up announced for 24-Hour Drone 2018 in Hudson, NY
Tue Mar 6th Watch: Vinyl Factory premieres videos of Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares live at LGW17
Fri Feb 23rd OkayAfrica premieres Les Amazones d'Afrique's life-affirming set at LGW17
Wed Feb 21st Listen to the Sai Anantam Ashram Singers perform the music of Alice Coltrane live at LGW17
Thu Feb 8th Le Guess Who? supports new initiative 'Geef een Toegift'
Tue Feb 6th The Quietus premieres recordings of Linda Sharrock live at LGW17
Wed Jan 31st Revisit James Holden & The Animal Spirits' live performance at LGW17
Wed Jan 17th Watch: La Blogothèque & LGW present A Take Away Show with Juana Molina
Fri Jan 12th Listen to Shabaka & The Ancestors’ powerful performance at LGW17, curated by James Holden
Fri Jan 12th 24-Hour Drone 2018: dates announced + tickets available now
Wed Jan 10th Watch: La Blogothèque's Take Away Show with Sudan Archives, captured at LGW17
Fri Dec 22nd The 17 favorite performances of LGW17, as chosen by you
Thu Dec 21st Watch Abdel Karim Shaar's full performance at LGW17, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart
Tue Dec 19th The Line of Best Fit premieres the recordings of Protomartyr live at LGW17
Tue Dec 12th MOJO Magazine shares the recordings of Mary Margaret O'Hara live at LGW17
Fri Dec 8th Watch Sevdaliza's full performance at Le Guess Who? 2017
Thu Dec 7th Watch: Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares in session for Vrije Geluiden at LGW17
Thu Dec 7th Wire Magazine shares Q&A's with Jerusalem In My Heart and The Bug & Dylan Carlson at LGW17
Thu Nov 23rd Listen + watch: Alanis Obomsawin live at Le Guess Who? 2017
Thu Nov 16th Video portrait: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane at Le Guess Who? 2017
Tue Nov 14th Video portrait: Jerusalem In My Heart at Le Guess Who? 2017
Sun Nov 12th Video portrait: Han Bennink at Le Guess Who? 2017
Sat Nov 11th Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe's show is rescheduled; Colin Benders & Maarten Vos perform tonight
Wristband pick-up info for Le Guess Who? 2017
Wed Nov 8th Interview: Kane Strang go crate-digging at the World's Largest Record Fair during LGW17
Tue Nov 7th 12-Hour Drone in former factory Pastoefabriek: from sitar and cello bass drones to shamanic noise
Mon Nov 6th LGW & de Volkskrant meet up with Sudan Archives: watch our video portrait
Mon Nov 6th Interview: Jesca Hoop goes crate-digging at the World's Largest Record Fair during LGW17
Sun Nov 5th Why you should experience Pharoah Sanders live at LGW17, according to Greg Fox
Fri Nov 3rd Read: the official Le Guess Who? 2017 program guide is here
Fri Nov 3rd Honoring the life & work of Alice Coltrane with a participatory experience at LGW17
Thu Nov 2nd Watch: LGW in cooperation with graphic school X11: students experience the music of LGW17
Wed Nov 1st Bekijk The Daily Indie's talkshow met Ancienne Belgique, Welcome To The Village en LGW
Wed Nov 1st Interview: Dälek go crate-digging at the World's Largest Record Fair during LGW17
Wed Nov 1st Exclusive: listen to Fhloston Paradigm's unreleased track '...THE MOON', feat. Heru Shabaka-Ra
Tue Oct 31st '7: Triple Moon': an ode to female power in choreography, a 3-D art installation, and magical ritual
We'll have our very own Le Guess Who? Beer, in collaboration with De Kromme Haring
Fri Oct 27th Listen to Den Sorte Skole's Mixtape for Le Guess Who? 2017
Thu Oct 26th Watch: a portrait of Alanis Obomsawin by Charles-André Coderre (Jerusalem In My Heart)
Wed Oct 25th Interview: Tune-Yards go crate-digging at the World's Largest Record Fair during LGW17
Tue Oct 24th Beatmaker, DJ & 'king amongst cratediggers' Kutmah added to Le Guess Who? program
Tue Oct 24th Read: the Le Guess Who? Utrecht Treasure Guide is here
Mon Oct 23rd Important info about Mount Eerie's performance at Le Guess Who? 2017
Fri Oct 20th LGW & de Volkskrant meet up with Perfume Genius: watch our video portrait
Fri Oct 20th Le Feast: Utrechtian home-chefs transform their living room into brunch restaurant
Thu Oct 19th Meet Leonie Bos; this year's Le Guess Who? Illustrator
Wed Oct 18th Interview: Meredith Graves goes crate-digging at the World's Largest Record Fair during LGW17
Mon Oct 16th Explore James Holden's curated program for Le Guess Who? 2017
Mon Oct 16th Read Bant Mag's special on Le Guess Who? 2017
Sat Oct 14th Why you should experience Pharoah Sanders live at LGW17, according to Fhloston Paradigm
Thu Oct 12th Explore Han Bennink's curated program for Le Guess Who? 2017
Wed Oct 11th Interview: Zeal & Ardor go crate-digging at the World's Largest Record Fair during LGW17
Tue Oct 10th Watch: Le Guess Who? & Volkskrant video portrait of James Holden
Fri Oct 6th Listen: Pan African Music premieres the recordings of Les Filles de Illighadad at Le Guess Who? 2016
Mon Oct 9th Le Mini Who? announces full line-up
Fri Oct 6th Interview: Julianna Barwick goes crate-digging at the World's Largest Record Fair during LGW17
Mon Oct 2nd Meet Lombok Festival, our new satellite event highlighting this vibrant neighborhood
Wed Oct 4th Revealing the time schedules for Le Guess Who? 2017
Fri Sep 29th Read Jerusalem In My Heart's Epiphany essay on meeting Abdel Karim Shaar (via The Wire)
Thu Sep 28th An Introduction to LGW17: het festivalteam stelt je persoonlijk het programma voor
Le Guess Who? Couchsurfing is back
Wed Sep 27th Interview: Kevin Morby goes crate-digging at the World's Largest Record Fair during LGW17
Tue Sep 26th Explore Grouper’s curated program for Le Guess Who? 2017
Wed Sep 20th Interview: Avey Tare goes crate-digging at the World's Largest Record Fair during LGW17
Wed Sep 13th Announcing the full line-up for Le Guess Who? 2017
Thu Sep 21st Oumou Sangaré cancels her performance at LGW17; Sun Ra Arkestra graces our line-up instead
Listen: the Le Guess Who? 2017 Spotify playlist
Fri Sep 15th Interview: Jane Weaver goes crate-digging at the World's Largest Record Fair during LGW17
Wed Sep 6th The Domkerk, Utrecht's most majestic and historic icon, will finally be part of LGW
Fri Sep 8th Interview: Jenny Hval goes crate-digging at the World's Largest Record Fair during LGW17
Mon Sep 11th Ahmed Fakroun: rediscovered pioneer in modern Arabic music, live with Dutch-Turkish act Altin Gün
Thu Aug 31st Interview: Liars go crate-digging at the World's Largest Record Fair during LGW17
Mon Sep 4th Meet Moroccan Gnawa master Maâlem Houssam Guinia, curated by James Holden for LGW17
Special discount on StayOkay hostel in Utrecht city center
Listen: An introduction to Pharoah Sanders in 11 Astral Cuts
Wed Aug 23rd James Holden added as curator + more new additions; day tickets on sale now
Fri Sep 1st Listen to Tortoise's Wilco-curated set at Le Guess Who? 2016
World's Largest Record Fair Happening in Utrecht During LGW17
Tue Aug 29th Record Collector Magazine premieres Scott Fagan performing 'South Atlantic Blues' at LGW16
Meet avant-garde guitarist/composer Patrick Higgins, live with Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Tue May 30th Revealing the first curators & initial line-up
Full line-up for 'Dream Music' in Malmö, Sweden announced
King Khan & Michael Eaton present The Black Power Tarot at Le Guess Who? 2017
Les Amazones d’Afrique: making a big noise for women in a world run by men
OCnotes: a wildly unpredictable yet razor-sharp sound explorer, curated by Shabazz Palaces
Tue Jul 18th The Como Mamas: gospel trinity that can move and save you, lift you up & pull you through
Become part of the Le Guess Who? Family
La Blogotheque & LGW present: A Take Away Show with Wilco
Fri Jul 14th Abdel Karim Shaar: an emotional exchange in Tarab - 2nd performance ever outside Lebanon
Listen: Junun live at Le Guess Who? 2016
Manchester cult figurehead Jane Weaver: hypnotic pop and acid folk turn thrillingly cosmic
Le Guess Who? presenteert gratis programma tijdens Culturele Zondag
Bulgarian women’s choir Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, curated by Perfume Genius
Official merchandise available in our webshop
Basilica Hudson & LGW announce 24-Hour Drone line-up
Sun Nov 13th A huge thank you for making our 10th Anniversary Edition such an incredible experience
Video portraits: Elza Soares, Julia Holter, Lee Ranaldo & more at LGW16
Sat Nov 26th Pauline Oliveros R.I.P.
Relive performances by Elza Soares, Julia Holter & Digable Planets at LGW16
Listen to Destroyer, Faust and The Notwist live at Le Guess Who? 2015