Le Guess Who? announces final acts for 2018

Neneh Cherry, Tirzah, Virginia Wing, Hot Snakes, Ryley Walker and Alabaster dePlume are among the artists completing the 2018 Le Guess Who? line-up in Utrecht this November

Preview by Music Team | 12 Sep 2018
  • Neneh Cherry @ Beacons Festival 2014

The Netherland's cutting-edge festival Le Guess Who? celebrate their 12th outing this year and have just announced the final line-up for their 2018 weekend. Taking place from 8-11 November across various venues in the centre of Utrecht, it's just a short 30-minute train ride from the Dutch capital Amsterdam.

Neneh Cherry, perhaps best known for her 80s pop banger Buffalo Stance, is among the artists added to the 2018 bill. The Swedish star – who made a welcome return to music in 2014 with Blank Project, following an 18 year gap between releases – is set to release her fifth studio album Broken Politics. The new album, out on 19 October, sees Four Tet back on production duty.

Alongside Cherry, firm name on the London underground scene Tirzah – whose debut album Devotion we awarded five stars to in August, describing it as "one of the most crucial pop records of the year" – has also been announced. Manchester's glorious Virginia Wing, Lost Map Records' wordsmith and sax player extraordinaire Alabaster dePlume, and American post-hardcore band Hot Snakes are also set to play.

Elsewhere, special shows have been announced from Ryley Walker and Kikagaku Moyo who are teaming up for a collaborative performance entitled Deep Fried Grandeur; Yonatan Gat, formerly of revolutionary Israeli punk band Monotonix, will be joined on stage by Native American powwow drum group The Eastern Medicine Singers to help perform Gat's latest album Universalists; and to mark the 25th anniversary of their debut album, post-rock and shoegaze outfit Seefeel will play Quique in full.

Previously announced guest curators for Le Guess Who? 2018 are Devendra Banhart, Shabaka Hutchings and Moor Mother.


Le Guess Who? takes place in Utrecht from 8-11 Nov

Check out the full 2018 Le Guess Who? programme and buy tickets over at www.leguesswho.com