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“Eclectic and probing” - New York Times

“The most diverse, open and inspiring festival out there.”The Line of Best Fit

“A truly eclectic experience; a rich and nourishing affair.”The Independent

“We need events like Le Guess Who? to remind us that a better world is possible.”The Quietus

“Dazed, happy, we leave reminded that there are music festivals, and then there is Le Guess Who?”MOJO Magazine

Le Guess Who? 2018 (English)

Le Guess Who? is a city-wide celebration of global sounds. The festival is dedicated to boundary-crossing music from across the entire planet, with the 12th edition taking place 8-11 November 2018 in the picturesque city of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

During four days, Le Guess Who? takes over the entire 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, squares and the hidden corners of the city.

Le Guess Who? focuses on artists that feel the urge to explore and expand musical boundaries. The festival features non-western sounds, jazz, folk, ambient, drone, modern composed, as well as contemporary pop and rock, plus many blended forms of these genres.

Throughout the years, Le Guess Who? has grown to become a leading international festival, known for its inspiring presentation genre-challenging music. Tickets for Le Guess Who? 2017 were sold in 58 different countries, including almost the entirety of Europe as well as a.o. Mexico, Lebanon, Japan, Egypt, India and South Korea.

 

Press release - 24-05-2018:
Le Guess Who? announces curators & initial line-up for 2018 edition 

 

Press release - 08-08-2018:
Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine and Anohni present Future Feminism at Le Guess Who? 2018

 

Press release - 14-08-2018:
Mount Eerie Announces (after), A New Live Album Recorded at Le Guess Who? 2017

 

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Perfume Genius live at Le Guess Who? 2017. 
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Le Guess Who? 2018 (Nederlands)

Le Guess Who? is een viering van avontuurlijke muziek in Utrecht. Gericht op genre-doorbrekende muziek uit de hele wereld, vindt de twaalfde editie van het festival plaats van 8 t/m 11 november 2018.

Gedurende vier dagen neemt Le Guess Who? de stad Utrecht over. Meer dan 150 artiesten treden op in popzalen, theaters, kerken, oude fabriekspanden en werfkelders. Aanvullende activiteiten zoals exposities, installaties, filmvertoningen, sessies, markten en gratis muziekprogrammering (zoals Le Mini Who? en Lombok Festival) nemen bezit van Utrechtse horeca, pleinen, filmhuizen, galeries en de verborgen hoeken van de stad.

Le Guess Who? focust op artiesten die de grenzen van genres opzoeken én verleggen. Naast eigenwijze popmuziek wordt onder meer niet-westerse muziek, (free)jazz, avant-garde, folk, krautrock, psychedelica, drone, ambient en modern gecomponeerd gepresenteerd, met vooral veel mengvormen en kruisbestuivingen van deze genres.

Door de jaren heen is Le Guess Who? uitgegroeid tot internationaal toonaangevend festival. Inmiddels staat het bekend om de laagdrempelige en inspirerende manier waarop grensverleggende muziek uit de hele wereld wordt gepresenteerd. In 2017 kwamen bezoekers uit maar liefst 58 verschillende landen, waaronder bijna heel Europa, maar bijvoorbeeld ook Mexico, Australië, Libanon, Japan, Egypte, India en Zuid-Korea.

 

Persbericht - 24-05-2018: 
Le Guess Who? 2018 onthult curators en eerste 77 acts

 

Persbericht - 08-08-2018: 
Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine en Anohni presenteren Future Feminism op Le Guess Who? 2018 

 

Persbericht - 14-08-2018: 
Mount Eerie kondigt nieuw livealbum (after) aan, opgenomen tijdens Le Guess Who? 2017

 

Video: A Taste of Le Guess Who? 2018.

Moon Duo live at Le Guess Who? 2017. 
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Sun Ra Arkestra live at Le Guess Who? 2017. 
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Le Guess Who? 2018 Artwork.
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