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Le Guess Who? 2021/2022 (English)

In 2021, Le Guess Who? celebrated its fourteenth edition from 11-14 November. The 15th edition of the festival dedicated to showcasing boundary-crossing music & culture from all over the world, takes place from 10-13 November 2022 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Le Guess Who? platforms underrepresented sounds that are rarely heard in other places--sounds that deserve attention not only for their merit, but also because they have the power to enrich lives. At LGW, artists push the boundaries of expectations and lead us to the idea of something bigger: the unprecedented diversity of human creativity. 

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. Exhibitions, art installations, films, talks and other satellite events appear at cafés, restaurants, movie houses, wharf cellars, public squares and the hidden corners of the city.

Throughout the years, Le Guess Who? has grown to become a leading international festival, known for its unparalleled presentation of genre-challenging music. In 2019, visitors from 61 different countries travelled to Utrecht in November to attend the festival.

 

Press release | 14-11-2021
Le Guess Who? Celebrates Change during 14th festival edition

 

Press release | 03-11-2021
Le Guess Who? shares timetable and announces last program additions for 2021 festival

 

Press release | 02-11-2021
Le Guess Who? launches new, hybrid platform COSMOS

 

Press release | 03-10-2021
Le Guess Who? launches freely accessible city festival U?

 

Press release | 16-09-2021:
Le Guess Who? reveals full line-up for 2021 festival

 

Press release | 31-08-2021:
Le Guess Who? presents the second edition of concert series Hidden Musics at 2021 festival

 

Press release | 13-07-2021:
Le Guess Who? shares video of Anoushka Shankar & Manu Delago with Metropole Orkest Strings live at 2018 festival

 

Press release | 17-06-2021:
Le Guess Who? shares video of AEAEA (Nicolas Jaar x Patrick Higgins)’s live premiere at 2019 festival

 

Press release | 02-06-2021:
Le Guess Who? reveals 46 artists for 2021 festival edition

 

Press release | 19-04-2021:
The Wire premieres video recordings of Mary Margaret O'Hara's rare live performance at Le Guess Who? 2017

 

Press release | 07-04-2021:
Le Guess Who? presents ‘The Big Playback’, a podcast about all things music; first episode out now

 

Press release | 05-02-2021:
Ryley Walker & Kikagaku Moyo release collaborative live album ‘Deep Fried Grandeur’, recorded at Le Guess Who? 2018

 

Press release | 23-12-2020:
Le Guess Who? publishes cultural video reports from Indonesia, Congo, Turkey, and Mexico as part of its new ‘Reports from Other Continents’ project

 

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

 

 

 

 

Video: A taste of Le Guess Who?
 

Fatoumata Diawara live at Le Guess Who? 2019. 
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Le Guess Who? 2021/2022 (Nederlands)

In 2021 vierde Le Guess Who? zijn veertiende editie. De vijftiende editie van het festival voor grensverleggende muziek en cultuur van over de hele wereld vindt plaats van 10 tot en met 13 november 2022 in Utrecht.

Le Guess Who? presenteert geluiden die je op andere plekken niet te horen krijgt, maar volgens ons juist aandacht verdienen omdat ze je kunnen uitdagen en je wereldbeeld verrijken. Op LGW word je uitgedaagd en raak je geïnspireerd: artiesten verleggen de grenzen van wat je als bezoeker gewend bent. Ze leiden je naar het idee van iets groters: de ontzagwekkende diversiteit van menselijke creativiteit, waar die ook vandaan komt.

Gedurende vier dagen neemt Le Guess Who? de stad Utrecht over. Meer dan 150 artiesten treden op in popzalen, theaters, kerken, oude fabriekspanden en clubs. Exposities, kunstinstallaties, filmvertoningen, talks en satellietevenementen nemen bezit van Utrechtse horeca, pleinen, filmhuizen en de verborgen hoeken van de stad.

Door de jaren heen is Le Guess Who? uitgegroeid tot internationaal toonaangevend festival, dat bekendstaat om de inspirerende manier waarop grensverleggende muziek wordt gepresenteerd. In 2019 kwamen bezoekers uit maar liefst 61 verschillende landen.

 

Persbericht | 14-11-2021
Le Guess Who? viert 14e festivaleditie onder het motto Celebrate Change

 

Persbericht | 03-11-2021
Le Guess Who? onthult tijdschema en voegt laatste artiesten toe aan festival 2021

 

Persbericht | 02-11-2021
Le Guess Who? lanceert nieuw, hybride platform COSMOS

 

Persbericht | 28-10-2021
Le Guess Who? onthult volledig programma gratis stadsfestival U?

 

Persbericht | 13-10-2021
Le Guess Who? lanceert gratis toegankelijk stadsfestival U? 

 

Persbericht | 16-09-2021
Le Guess Who? onthult volledige line-up voor festival 2021

 

Persbericht | 31-08-2021:
Le Guess Who? presenteert tweede editie van concertserie Hidden Musics op festival in 2021

 

Persbericht | 13-07-2021:
Le Guess Who? publiceert video van festivaloptreden Anoushka Shankar & Manu Delago met Metropole Orkest in 2018

 

Persbericht | 17-06-2021:
Le Guess Who? publiceert video van livepremière AEAEA (Nicolas Jaar x Patrick Higgins) op LGW 2019

 

Persbericht | 02-06-2021:
Le Guess Who? kondigt 46 nieuwe artiesten aan voor festivaleditie 2021

 

Persbericht | 07-04-2021:
Le Guess Who? presenteert podcast ‘The Big Playback’; eerste aflevering nu te beluisteren

 

Persbericht | 05-02-2021:
Ryley Walker & Kikagaku Moyo presenteren gezamenlijk live-album ‘Deep Fried Grandeur’, opgenomen op Le Guess Who? 2018

 

Persbericht | 23-12-2020:
Le Guess Who? publiceert videoreportages uit Indonesië, Congo, Turkije en Mexico als onderdeel van nieuw project ‘Reports from Other Continents’

 

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

 

 

Video: Revealing 46 program editions for Le Guess Who? 2021

 

Video: Le Guess Who? 2021: Curators & Initial Line-Up Announcement
 

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Moon Duo live at Le Guess Who? 2019. 
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'Representing the Underrepresented', a film about LGW by Canal180

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