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“A force for good, bringing us together and changing our minds.” – The Quietus

“One of the best in free-thinking, diverse and genre-blurring festivals.” – The Line of Best Fit

“A multispace, all-inclusive four days of joyful musical provocation in inviting Utrecht (…) Make the trip once and you’ll never look back.”MOJO Magazine

“What the Dutch festival really excels at is diversity, showcasing artists who have been blurring boundaries for decades and reminding us that a better world is possible.” BUST Magazine

“Le Guess Who?'s idea of musical adventure is all about compelling live performances and unexpected cultural collisions; an open-minded, open-hearted festival.”Uncut Magazine

Le Guess Who? 2019 (English)

Le Guess Who? is a festival that is dedicated to showcasing boundary-crossing music from all over the world, that questions the existing and embraces the unknown. Le Guess Who? 2019 takes place from 7-10 November in 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? 2018 were sold in 52 different countries, including almost the entirety of Europe as well as a.o. China, Japan, South Africa, Russia, Mozambique, Brazil and Australia.

 

Press release | 22-05-2019:
Le Guess Who? reveals initial line-up for 2019 edition

 

Press release | 09-05-2019:
Circuit des Yeux releases new live album, recorded at Le Guess Who? 2018

 

Press release | 25-04-2019:
Le Guess Who? reveals 2019 curators

 

Press release | 04-04-2019:
Portuguese platform Canal180 launches film about Le Guess Who?

 

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Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers live at Le Guess Who? 2018. 
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Irreversible Entanglements feat. Pat Thomas live at Le Guess Who? 2018. 
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Le Guess Who? 2019 (Nederlands)

Le Guess Who? is een festival voor grensverleggende muziek van over de hele wereld. De dertiende editie vindt plaats van 7 tot en met 10 november in Utrecht.

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. Satellietevenementen zoals exposities, installaties, filmvertoningen, sessies, markten en gratis muziekprogrammering 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, dat bekendstaat om de laagdrempelige manier waarop grensverleggende muziek uit de hele wereld wordt gepresenteerd. In 2018 kwamen bezoekers uit maar liefst 52 verschillende landen, waaronder bijna heel Europa, maar ook China, Japan, Zuid-Afrika, Rusland, Mozambique, Brazilië en Australië.

 

Persbericht | 07-06-2019:
Girl Band en Tropical Fuck Storm naar Le Guess Who? 2019
 

Persbericht | 31-05-2019:
Le Guess Who?-curator Fatoumata Diawara wint Edison World/Jazz

 

Persbericht | 22-05-2019:
Zeldzame optredens disco-/jazz-/funkicoon Asha Puthli, Pakistaanse Ustad Saami en Ethio-groove legende Ayalew Mesfin op Le Guess Who? 2019

 

Persbericht | 09-05-2019:
Circuit des Yeux presenteert nieuw live-album, opgenomen tijdens Le Guess Who? 2018

 

Persbericht | 25-04-2019:
Le Guess Who? onthult curatoren voor 2019

 

Persbericht | 04-04-2019:
Portugees platform Canal180 lanceert film over Le Guess Who?

 

Persbericht | 20-01-2019:
Le Guess Who? neemt prijs voor beste festival in ontvangst tijdens Eurosonic Noorderslag

 

 

Video: 'Representing the Underrepresented', a film about Le Guess Who? by Canal180

 

Moon Duo live at Le Guess Who? 2017. 
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