Swamp Dogg, Neneh Cherry, Tirzah, Kelsey Lu, Lonnie Holley with Nelson Patton, Midori Takada and many more have been added to the bill
The Utrecht based Le Guess Who? festival has announced the full line-up of its 12th edition. More than 150 artists will be performing at various venues across the city between 8–11 November. Swamp Dogg, Neneh Cherry, Lonnie Holley joined by Nelson Patton, Tirzah, Cass McCombs, Yves Tumor, Midori Takada, Kelsey Lu, Alabaster DePlume, Senyawa, Hot Snakes, and Moon Duo's Sanae Yamadathe as Vive la Void are among the new additions to the programme. The festival’s special projects include Ryley Walker and Kikagaku Moyo collaborating on a performance entitled Deep Fried Grandeur; Yonatan Gat and The Eastern Medicine Singers interpreting Gat's latest album Universalists; and Seefeel marking the 25th anniversary of the release of their album Quique by performing it in its entirety.
As announced in May, this year's guest curators include Devendra Banhart, Asia Argento, Shabaka Hutchings and Moor Mother; and artists previously confirmed include Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Anoushka Shankar, Ebo Taylor, Sons Of Kemet, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Saul Williams with King Britt, AMMAR 808, Cüneyt Sepetçi, Hailu Mergia, Jozef van Wissem, Lucrecia Dalt, Lucy Railton, Meridian Brothers, Linafornia, Miho Hatori, Eli Keszler, King Champion Sounds, Cindy Lee, Black Midi, Urochromes, Islaja and Oliver Coates.
At last year’s festival, The Wire’s Deputy Editor Joseph Stannard spoke to The Bug and Dylan Carlson, as well as Jerusalem In My Heart's Radwan Ghazi Moumneh. You can see those interviews in The Wire's video section.