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About Le Guess Who?

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“Le Guess Who? remains the most diverse, open and inspiring festival out there.” - The Line of Best Fit

Le Guess Who? is a Celebration of Sound in Utrecht, The Netherlands. As one of the most forward-thinking festivals, Le Guess Who? returns 10-13 November 2022 for its 15th Anniversary Edition. 

Dedicated to boundary-crossing music & culture from all over the world, Le Guess Who? platforms underrepresented sounds that are rarely heard in other places; sounds that have the power to enrich lives. 

“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

Across four days Le Guess Who? takes over the entire city center of Utrecht, with over 150 artists performing in pop venues, theaters, churches, warehouses, and clubs. U? is the participative and freely accessible day program of Le Guess Who?, created for and with the city of Utrecht. COSMOS is our hybrid platform, which translates the festival’s mission to an online environment. 

Throughout the years, Le Guess Who? has grown to become a leading international festival, known for its unparalleled presentation of genre-challenging music. In 2021, visitors from 39 different countries travelled to Utrecht in November to attend the festival.

Previous Le Guess Who? curators

2021: John Dwyer, Lucrecia Dalt, Midori Takada, Matana Roberts, and Phil Elverum
Fatoumata Diawara, Iris van Herpen & Salvador Breed, Jenny Hval, Patrick Higgins, The Bug, and Moon Duo
2018: Devendra Banhart, Shabaka Hutchings, and Moor Mother
2017: Perfume Genius, James Holden, Grouper, Shabazz Palaces, Jerusalem In My Heart, and Han Bennink
2016: Wilco, Savages, Julia Holter, and Suuns
2015: Sunn O)))
2014: Michael Gira (Swans)
2013: Ty Segall

Documentary: 'Representing the Underrepresented'

“A force for good, bringing us together and changing our minds.” - The Quietus
“A multispace, all-inclusive four days of joyful musical provocation in inviting Utrecht.” - MOJO Magazine
“An open-minded, open-hearted festival.” - Uncut Magazine

Photography: Erik Luyten; Tim van Veen; Jelmer de Haas.

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