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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? 2021 (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. The 14th edition of Le Guess Who? takes place from 11-14 November 2021 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? 2019 were sold in 61 different countries, including almost the entirety of Europe as well as a.o. China, Japan, South Africa, Russia, Mozambique, Brazil and Australia.

 

Press release | 12-11-2020:
Le Guess Who? announces curators and initial program for 2021 festival edition

 

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Fatoumata Diawara live at Le Guess Who? 2019. 
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Le Guess Who? 2021 (Nederlands)

Le Guess Who? is een festival voor grensverleggende muziek van over de hele wereld. De veertiende editie vindt plaats van 11 tot en met 14 november 2021 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, filmvertoningen en gratis muziekprogrammering nemen bezit van Utrechtse horeca, pleinen, filmhuizen en oude fabriekspanden.

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.

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 2019 kwamen bezoekers uit maar liefst 61 verschillende landen, waaronder bijna heel Europa, maar ook China, Japan, Zuid-Afrika, Rusland, Mozambique, Brazilië en Australië.

 

Persbericht | 12-11-2020:
Le Guess Who? maakt curatoren en eerste artiesten voor festivaleditie 2021 bekend

 

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Moon Duo live at Le Guess Who? 2019. 
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