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Le Guess Who? 2019 lineup: Deerhunter, The Raincoats, Godflesh, more

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The 2019 edition of Utrecht unique festival Le Guess Who?, which includes guest curators Jenny Hval, Moon Duo, avant-garde composer Patrick Higgins, UK electronic producer The Bug (aka Kevin Martin) and more, has just announced its initial lineup. It includes The Raincoats, Deerhunter, Cate le Bon, Yves Jarvis, Acid Mothers Temple, DJINN, Gruff Rhys, Pakistan Khyan singer Ustad Saami, Indian jazz fusion pioneer and Ornette Coleman collaborator Asha Puthli, Ethio-groove legend Ayalew Mesfin, and more.

As for curated programs, among the artists Moon Duo are presenting: Nivhek, the new project of Grouper’s Liz Harris; Swedish prog legends Träd, Gräs och Stenar (Träden), sound artist Michele Mercure, jazz group Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, and more

The Bug is presenting his own King Midas Sound project, Godflesh, the world premiere of a collaboration between Kevin Richard Martin and Japanese artist Hatis Noit, dancehall/dub legend Jah Shaka, ZONAL featuring Moor Mother, Sonic Boom, Earth, and more

Jenny Hval is presenting Lolina, the project of Alina Astrova (Inga Copeland, Hype Williams), Sarah Davachi (performing live with church organ and electronics), French sound artist Félicia Atkinson, and Oslo-based collective DNA? AND? Jenny herself will present new piece ‘The Practice of Love’ with a multi-national ensemble including “experimental musicians, vocalists, dancers and video artists.”

Patrick Higgins, meanwhile, presents Tyondai Braxton, pianist Conrad Tao, violinist Miranda Cuckson, and Vicky Chow.

Le Guess Who? 2019 happens November 7-10 in Utrecht, The Netherlands and passes are on sale now. More artists are still to be added, but you can check out the full initial lineup below.

LE GUESS WHO? – 2019 INITIAL LINEUP

curated by Moon Duo
Bbymutha
Bridget Hayden
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
Mary Lattimore
Michele Mercure
Moon Duo
Nivhek
Prana Crafter
Sonic Boom
TENGGER
Träd, Gräs och Stenar (Träden)

curated by The Bug
Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
Drew McDowall’s Time Machines
Earth
Godflesh
Jah Shaka Sound System
JK Flesh & Goth-Trad
Kevin Richard Martin & Hatis Noit
King Midas Sound
LOTTO
Mala
Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm
Force
Rabih Beaini
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Slikback
ZONAL feat. Moor Mother

curated by Jenny Hval
DNA? AND?
Felicia Atkinson
Haco
Jenny Hval’s The Practice Of Love
Lasse Marhaug
Lolina
Lone Taxidermist presents
BodyVice
Moon Relay
Oorutaichi
Richard Youngs
Sarah Davachi
Sofia Jernberg
Vilde Tuv
Vivian Wang
Zia Anger’s My First Film

curated by Patrick Higgins
Conrad Tao
Leila Bordreuil
LEYA
Mariel Roberts
Miranda Cuckson
Stine Janvin
Tyondai Braxton
Vicky Chow

General line-up
Acid Mothers Temple
Ahmed ag Kaedy
Angel Bat Dawid
Arp Frique presents IMPROVISED
SUITES FOR ANALOG
MACHINES
Asha Puthli
Ayalew Mesfin & Debo Band
Cate Le Bon
Deerhunter
DJINN
Doug Hream Blunt
Dur-Dur Band
Eiko Ishibashi
Faten Kanaan
Föllakzoid
Gruff Rhys
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & His
Sekondi Band
Joseph Shabason
Khana Bierbood
La Bruja de Texcoco
Lakha Khan
Lalalar
Los Pirañas
Makaya McCraven
Melissa Laveaux
Minyo Crusaders
Mohamed Lamouri
Mythic Sunship
Negativland
Nídia
Oiseaux-Tempête & Friends
Petbrick
Prison Religion
Surfbort
The Raincoats
Ustad Saami
Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima &
Satsuki Shibano
YĪN YĪN
Yves Jarvis

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