Revealing the curators & initial line-up for Le Guess Who? 2018 Thu May 24th Unable to show videos. Please click here to accept cookies and enable embedding of videos. We're very pleased to present you the curators and initial line-up for Le Guess Who? 2018. A gentle reminder: current 4-Day Festival Passes are available until Thursday, 7 June, and will increase in price after that date. Curated programs This year’s curators have now been announced, each hosting an array of inspirations and like-minded artists. Eclectic songwriter Devendra Banhart curates a.o. Vashti Bunyan’s subtle pop-poems; Ghanaian Highlife trailblazer Ebo Taylor; and post-apocalyptic exotica from Shintaro Sakamoto (formerly of Tokyo’s Yura Yura Teikoku). Director and activist Asia Argento invites wayward foursome The Breeders; Lydia Lunch's Big Sexy Noise; Vera Sola’s cinematic Americana; and the psychedelic bluesgoth of Psychic Ills. Jazz superforce Shabaka Hutchings presents a.o. Sons of Kemet; Ghanaian-British poet-turned-rapper Kojey Radical; Indian Carnatic music pioneer Kadri Gopalnath; and BCUC’s Soweto Afropsychedelia. Moor Mother brings us the rich jazz legacy of Art Ensemble of Chicago (on the eve of their 50th Anniversary); a special collaboration between Saul Williams & King Britt; and Egypt’s Islam Chipsy & EEK. New age & folk jazz explorer Beverly Glenn-Copeland will give a rare performance on the invitation of both Moor Mother and Devendra Banhart. Le Guess Who? commissions Le Guess Who? will initiates two new projects, both premiering during the festival: Jerusalem In My Heart collaborates with an oriental orchestra from Beirut in a performance that will include an adaptation of the classical Egyptian work “Ya Garat Al Wadi” (1928). In addition, Haley Fohr’s Circuit des Yeux presents ‘Reaching For Indigo: Gaia Infinitus’. For the first time, Fohr enlists an ensemble featuring members of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. This one-off performance further expands her captivating compositions and will include the debut of previously unreleased music. General program Le Guess Who? also reveals the first performers for the general festival line-up, featuring Ehtio-jazz greatness Hailu Mergia; Seattle grunge icons Mudhoney; Dominican experimental reggaeton producer Kelman Duran; Sudanese funk futurism from The Scorpios; sax powerhouse Colin Stetson; Neo-soul and avant-R&B artist Serpentwithfeet; Afro-beat and space disco from Amsterdam’s The Mauskovic Dance Band; Japanese psychedelia outfit Kikagaku Moyo; Eleanor Friedberger’s synth-infused, quirky pop songs; and clarinet virtuoso Cüneyt Sepetçi playing modern Turkish wedding and party music. Renowned Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar will present a collaboration with Austrian Hang-player Manu Delago and 27-member string section from the Metropole Orkest. The full outline of confirmed artists can be found below. Tickets 4-Day Festival Passes are available for €117,50 (incl. service costs) until Thursday, 7 June. After that date, the price will increase to €137,50. Day tickets will be available at a later date. Initial line-up for Le Guess Who? 2018: Curated by Asia Argento:The BreedersJoe CardamoneLydia Lunch's Big Sexy NoisePsychic IllsRichard FearlessVera Sola Curated by Devendra Banhart:Beverly Glenn-CopelandChihei HatakeyamaDevendra BanhartDRINKSEbo TaylorGigi MasinJessica PrattJoan Of ArcKatey RedRodrigo AmaranteRoger EnoSASAMIShannon LayShintaro SakamotoSun FootTakuro KikuchiVashti Bunyan Curated by Moor Mother:700 BlissArt Ensemble of ChicagoBeverly Glenn-CopelandDJ HaramEmel MathlouthiGAIKAIrreversible Entanglements feat. Pat ThomasIslam Chipsy & EEKMaja S. K. RatkjeMaria ChavezNicole MitchellPan Daijing presents: Fist PieceRas_G & The Afrikan Space ProgramRP BooSaul Williams & King Britt present Unanimous Goldmine Curated by Shabaka Hutchings:BCUCBo NingenThe Comet Is ComingHello SkinnyIll ConsideredKadri GopalnathKing AyisobaKojey RadicalPaddy SteerSibusile XabaSons of Kemet XLSTUFF. General program:AMMAR 808Ancient ShapesAnoushka Shankar & Manu Delago with MO StringsCircuit des Yeux presents 'Reaching For Indigo: Gaia Infinitus'Colin StetsonCrack CloudCüneyt Sepetçi'Don't Say The Moon Has Set' by Jerusalem In My Heart OrchestraEleanor FriedbergerFACSGeorgia Anne MuldrowGreg Fox QuartetHailu MergiaJozef van WissemJPEGMAFIAJudith Clijsters: Bored To DeathKelman DuranKikagaku MoyoLucrecia DaltLucy RailtonThe Mauskovic Dance BandMeridian BrothersMudhoneyOliver CoatesPlease The TreesRizan SaidThe ScorpiosSerpentwithfeet More artists to be announced.