Le Guess Who? 2017: a celebration of sound in the picturesque city of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Is the Netherlands’ mainstay event for experimental, collaborative, and otherwise out-of-the-box musical thinking. The 11th edition of the festival takes place 9-12 November.
During four days, Le Guess Who? takes over the city center of Utrecht with 100 performances set to electrify churches, galleries, theaters and pop venues. Side programs with music, film, art, photography and markets appear at cafés, hotels, restaurants, wharf cellars, de Neude square and the hidden corners of the city. Le Guess Who? focuses on artists that feel the urge to explore and expand the boundaries of certain genres. Besides contemporary and authentic rock music and pop culture, this also includes non-western music, avant-garde, folk, (free)jazz, ambient, drone, modern composed, amongst many blended forms of these genres.
Previous curators at Le Guess Who? are Ty Segall (2013), Swans’ Michael Gira (2014), Sunn O))) (2015) and Wilco, Savages, Julia & Suuns (2016). Previous performers include Autechre, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Einstürzende Neubauten, Kamasi Washington, Annette Peacock, Selda Bagcan, Elza Soares, Junun feat. Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express, Dr. John, William Basinski, Magma, Keiji Haino, Patty Waters, Digable Planets, Pauline Oliveros.