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Le Guess Who? 2017 announces full line-up

Taking place in the city of Utrecht this November, new additions to the line-up include Dälek, Steven Warwick, and the Sai Anantam Ashram Singers performing the Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

As announced earlier this year, Utrecht festival Le Guess Who? is set to take place in November, with a host of curators including Perfume Genius, Han Bennink, James Holden, Jerusalem In My Heart, Grouper and Shabazz Palaces. Performances by William Basinski, GAS, Keiji Haino, Pharoah Sanders, Natasha Kmeto, Linda Sharrock, Moor Mother and Matana Roberts have already been confirmed.

To complete the programme (aside from a couple of film screenings that are still to be confirmed) the following artists have been newly added to the line-up: Sai Anantam Ashram Singers performing the Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Thurston Moore Group, Sevdaliza, John Maus, Black Lips, Sudan Archives, Avey Tare, Dälek, Juana Molina, Luka Productions, Farai, Brian Case, Steven Warwick, among others. In addition, the 12 hour drone will return with Surajit Das, Lea Bertucci, Ellen Arkbro, Ben Bertrand, Roy Montgomery and Ashtoreth confirmed as participants.

The Wire’s Deputy Editor Joseph Stannard will be in attendance, hosting two Q&As on 12 November. He will speak to Kevin Martin (The Bug) and Dylan Carlson (Earth) at 2.30pm followed by Jerusalem In My Heart at 3.45pm. In addition, The Biggest Record Fair In The World – featuring over 500 labels – will once again make an appearance.

Le Guess Who? takes place between 9–12 November. Tickets are on sale now with four-day passes available at €130. Single day tickets are also available.