Le Guess Who? 2017: More acts confirmed

A host of new acts have been added to the programme at this year's Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht, Netherlands

Feature by The Skinny | 23 Aug 2017
  • Shabazz Palaces at Le Guess Who?

Electronic producer James Holden joins this year's curatorial billing, presenting a line-up that includes Moroccan musician Maâlem Houssam Guinia, the Hieroglyphic Being project of American sound artist and experimental composer Jamal Moss, ambient duo XAM Duo and experimental ensemble Ex-Easter Island Head. Holden will also present his new work, James Holden and The Animal Spirits.

Holden's fellow curators have also announced the final acts for their programmes at Le Guess Who? – Perfume Genius is joined by Lost Horizons (the new project from Cocteau Twins' Simon Raymonde) and a solo piano set from Welsh songwriter Cate Le Bon, adding to his line-up which features Weyes Blood, Julianna Barwick and Mount Eerie. Avant-garde hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces add Gonjafusi and King Britt's 'afro-futurist' electronic project Fhloston Paradigm, while Dutch jazz drummer Han Bennink has unveiled a cast of collaborators including The Ex's Terry Ex and Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore. 

Away from the curated bills, this year's main line-up features an eclectic mix of musicians including tUnE-yArDs, Jane Weaver, Ben Frost, Jambinai and Sun Kil Moon. In addition, running concurrently to the festival is the largest record fair in the world – The Mega Record & CD Fair, which will host over 500 stands.

Check out the full programme and buy tickets over at http://www.leguesswho.com/.

http://leguesswho.nl