Le Guess Who? reveal curators & initial lineup for 2021's festival

Oh Sees' John Dwyer, Lucrecia Dalt, and Midori Takada amongst the artists confirmed to curate next year's experimental and alternative music love-in.
Posted: 16 November 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

Ahead of their virtual event in lieu of the festival being able to take place across the weekend just gone, Utrecht's lauded experimental and alternative music festival Le Guess Who? have revealed the festival's guest curators as well as the first batch of names earmarked to perform next November. 

Oh Sees' mastermind John Dwyer, contemporary Japanese composer Midori Takada, Berlin-based experimental producer Lucrecia Dalt, clarinetist and saxophonist Matana Roberts, and Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum will all co-curate what will be the festival's (technically) 15th anniversary. 

A sprawling city-based festival akin to SXSW or The Great Escape, Le Guess Who? sees performances across numerous venues, café's, and churches in Utrecht, with the majority of shows held in the city's centrepiece the TivoliVredenburg, a multi-level complex of music halls acoustically tailored to host various genres of music. 

Amongst the initial names confirmed to play are indie veterans Low, plus Black Country, New Road, Ronald Langestraat & Tim Koh, Model Home, The Necks, and Kiko Dinucci, with plenty more names spanning rock, indie, electronica, classical, and all things experimental to be announced. 

Previous guest curators include Devendra Banhart, Perfume Genius, Julia Holter, Wilco, Shabaka Hutchings, and Moon Duo, seeing performances from the likes of The Fall, St. Vincent, Caribou, Ariel Pink, Deerhunter, Sharon Van Etten, Ty Segall, DIIV, The Breeders, Yo La Tengo, and Mac DeMarco over the festival's history. 

For more info on the lineup and tickets, check out Le Guess Who? website here

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