There’s just over two weeks to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.
Performing Thursday 7th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Iris van Herpen & Salvador Breed
Efterklang have long been one of our favourite bands. The Danish trio of childhood friends Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg always manage to surprise and impress us with their spellbinding genre transcending compositions. Over the years, album after album, they keep pushing ahead, venturing in new and exciting directions. With a stunning new album just out, Altid Sammen, under their collective belts, we can’t wait to see them performing it live at Le Guess Who?. And today Rasmus tell us which three bands he’s most excited to see at the festival.
Performing Saturday 9th November at Theater Kikker
“I love his solo albums. Some years ago Spotify’s algorithm suggested I listened to Aytche and I immediately fell in love and somehow it all felt very familiar. Later on I realised what a big role Joseph plays on Detroyer’s Kaputt album and it all made sense to me I have listened to that album a 1000 times. The newest album in collaboration with his mother is another masterpiece!”
Performing Sunday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg
“I have climbed the highest mountains. I have run through the fields, but I have never seen Negativland play live and I have no idea how they perform their art/music but I can only imagine it will be both fun, interesting and perspective changing. This is still one of my favorite collage / sample songs.”
Träd, Gräs och Stenar (Träden)
Performing Friday 8th November at De Helling
“Great band from Sweden with one of my favorite guitarists Reine Fiske aboard. Slow grooves, prog amazingness and plenty of ideas. I imagine drinking a nice big beer and being at this concert and it will feel like heaven.”
Le Guess Who? will take place 7-10 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And take a look at other artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.