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Le Guess Who? Adds Holly Herndon & More
Christian Eede , August 28th, 2019 17:10

Efterklang, Lightning Bolt and Vladimir Ivkovic are also amongst the Utrecht festival's latest additions

Utrecht's Le Guess Who? festival has confirmed an extensive wave of new additions to this year's line-up, including the first names for programmes curated by Fatoumata Diawara and Iris van Herpen & Salvador Breed.

Amongst the latest announcement are newly confirmed sets from Holly Herndon (who featured on the wishlists of curators van Herpen & Breed, Moon Duo and Patrick Higgins), Mueran Humanos, Sudan Archives, Lightning Bolt, Dossier X, Kali Malone and Flowdan.

The festival will host special label showcases from Lisbon's Príncipe Discos and Italy's Spazio Disponibile, the label run by Donato Dozzy and Neel. Príncipe's showcase will feature DJ Marfox, Nídía and DJ Firmeza, while Spazio Disponibile's will take in DJ sets from label heads Dozzy and Neel in addition to live sets from Grand River and Crossing Avenue.

Vladimir Ivkovic will also present a special DJ set as a tribute to Serbian producer Mitar Subotić, who died 20 years ago. His work as Suba and Rex Ilusivii has been the focus of a number of retrospective releases by Ivkovic's Offen Music label in recent years.

Joining Fatoumata Diawara's curated programme are Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca, rapper Master Soumy, Tuareg artist Ahmeg Ag Kaedy and Diawara herself. Iris van Herpen and Salvador Breed's programme will take in performances from Efterklang, PAN affiliates Amnesia Scanner, Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum's J-E-T-S collaboration, Mykki Blanco and Djrum.

You can check the full Le Guess Who? line-up as it stands here. The festival runs across multiple Utrecht venues from November 7-10. This year's line-up also includes appearances from Godflesh, Nivhek, Deerhunter and more.

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