About Le Guess Who?
Le Guess Who? is a Celebration of Sound in Utrecht, The Netherlands. As one of the most forward-thinking festivals, Le Guess Who? returns 9-12 November 2023.
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.
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 2022, visitors from 50 different countries travelled to Utrecht in November to attend the festival.
Previous Le Guess Who? curators
2022: Animal Collective, clipping., CURL
2021: John Dwyer, Lucrecia Dalt, Midori Takada, Matana Roberts, and Phil Elverum
2019: 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'
Photography: Erik Luyten; Tim van Veen; Jelmer de Haas.