There’s less than a month 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 Friday 8th November at Theater Kikker, curated by Jenny Hval
The wonderful and inimitable multi-instrumentalist and improviser Richard Youngs has stolen our hearts a while back. A restless and prolific sonic adventurer, his music catalogue boasts over a hundred solo and collaborative releases, from folk to drone and electronic and last year’s Belief was one of our 15 Album Picks of 2018. Youngs had already dazzled us with an unforgettable a cappella show at Le Guess Who? in 2017 and we are immensely excited to see what he has in store for us this time. Read on for a list of three acts he’s looking forward to.
Performing Saturday 9th November at Stadsschouwburg, curated by Jenny Hval
“I’ve heard so many of his records over such a long period of time, but have never caught him performing live. I am really curious about what he will do.”
Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paradiso U.F.O.
Performing Saturday 9th November at De Nijverheid
“Makoto and I have been friends for a very long time. We have performed and recorded together, I have visited him in Japan. Acid Mothers are always a joyful experience.”
Performing Thursday 9th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by The Bug
“I love their early stuff, and I have to be honest I haven’t heard where they have gone since then. I understand they are quite different and I am intrigued to hear what direction they’ve taken.”
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.