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Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? fest: initial 2018 lineup (Breeders, Vashti Bunyan, more)

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If you’re looking for a calmer, more unique festival experience this year, you might consider Le Guess Who? which is held November 8-11 in Utrecht, the Netherlands at venues (and churches and warehouses) all over the picturesque city. The festival invites guest curators every year and this year Devendra Banhart, director/actress Asia Argento, Moor Mother and Sons of Kemet’s Shabaka Hutchings will all be presenting artists. Devendra is presenting Vashti Bunyan, Drinks, Roger Eno, Joan of Arc (who he just released a cover of) and more; Asia Argento is presenting The Breeders, Lydia Lunch’s Big Sexy Noise, Psychic Ills and more; Moor Mother is presenting Art Ensemble of Chicago, a collaboration between Saul Williams and King Britt, Egypt’s Islam Chipsy & EEK, and more; and Shabaka Hutchings is presenting his group Sons of Kemet, Bo Ningen, and more.

The general program also features performances by Mudhoney, JPEGMAFIA, Serpentwithfeet, Eleanor Friedberger, Colin Stetson, FACS, Hailu Mergia, Jozef van Wissem, Circuit des Yeux (who is presenting ‘Reaching For Indigo: Gaia Infinitus’), and more.

Discounted festival passes are on sale now and you check out the full first wave lineup below.

Listen to Devendra Banhart’s new Joan of Arc cover:

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LE GUESS WHO 2018 INITIAL LINEUP

Curated by Asia Argento:
The Breeders
Joe Cardamone
Lydia Lunch’s Big Sexy Noise
Psychic Ills
Richard Fearless
Vera Sola

Curated by Devendra Banhart:
Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Chihei Hatakeyama
Devendra Banhart
DRINKS
Ebo Taylor
Gigi Masin
Jessica Pratt
Joan Of Arc
Katey Red
Rodrigo Amarante
Roger Eno
SASAMI
Shannon Lay
Shintaro Sakamoto
Sun Foot
Takuro Kikuchi
Vashti Bunyan

Curated by Moor Mother:
700 Bliss
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Beverly Glenn-Copeland
DJ Haram
Emel Mathlouthi
GAIKA
Irreversible Entanglements feat. Pat Thomas
Islam Chipsy & EEK
Maja Ratkje
Maria Chavez
Nicole Mitchell
Pan Daijing presents: Fist Piece
Ras … G & The Afrikan Space Program
RP Boo
Saul Williams & King Britt present Unanimous Goldmine

Curated by Shabaka Hutchings:
BCUC
Bo Ningen
The Comet Is Coming
Hello Skinny
Ill Considered
Kadri Gopalnath
King Ayisoba
Kojey Radical
Paddy Steer
Sibusile Xaba
Sons of Kemet XL
STUFF.

General program:
AMMAR 808
Ancient Shapes
Anoushka Shankar & Manu Delago with MO Strings
Circuit des Yeux presents ‘Reaching For Indigo: Gaia Infinitus’
Colin Stetson
Crack Cloud
Cüneyt Sepetçi
Don’t Say The Moon Has Set by Jerusalem In My Heart Orchestra
Eleanor Friedberger
FACS
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Greg Fox Quartet
Hailu Mergia
Jozef van Wissem
JPEGMAFIA
Judith Clijsters: Bored To Death
Kelman Duran
Kikagaku Moyo
Lucrecia Dalt
Lucy Railton
The Mauskovic Dance Band
Meridian Brothers
Mudhoney
Oliver Coates
Please The Trees
Rizan Said
The Scorpios
Serpentwithfeet

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