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Le Guess Who? announces first 87 acts for 2019

The festival includes programmes curated by Jenny Hval, The Bug, Patrick Higgins, Moon Duo, Fatoumata Diawara and Iris van Herpen & Salvador Breed

This year’s Le Guess Who? festival will take place between 7–10 November in the Netherlands city of Utrecht. The first batch of participating artists already announced includes a rare performance from singer and actor Asha Puthli who, among other things, was vocalist on Ornette Coleman’s 1972 album Science Fiction. Other rare appearances include khayál master Ustad Saami and Ethio-groove performer Ayalew Mesfin with The Debo Band.

As usual Le Guess Who? has selected a number of artists to curate some of its festival programmes: Jenny Hval, The Bug, Patrick Higgins, Moon Duo, Fatoumata Diawara and Iris van Herpen & Salvador Breed.

Other artists confirmed include: Bbymutha, Bridget Hayden, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Michele Mercure, Träd, Gräs och Stenar (Träden), Caspar Brötzmann Massaker, Earth, Godflesh, Jah Shaka Sound System, Mala, King Midas Sound, Felicia Atkinson, Lasse Marhaug, Lolina, Richard Youngs, Sarah Davachi, Sofia Jernberg, Stine Janvin, Tyondai Braxton, Acid Mothers Temple, Angel Bat Dawid, Eiko Ishibashi, Khana Bierbood, Makaya McCraven, Negativland, The Raincoats, and more.

Day tickets are on sale now from €43. In cooperation with The Dutch Council for Refugees’ Grant an Entry initiative, Le Guess Who? gives visitors the option to buy an additional day ticket for a refugee living in The Netherlands.