WHERE: Utrecht, The Netherlands
WHEN: from 09 to 12 November 2023
Le Guess Who is not a simple Festival but a real form of sound experimentation.
An event that this year celebrates its 16th edition, ready, once again, to attract visitors with a rich program.
Over 150 shows on the bill, with music as a great protagonist. It ranges from jazz, folk, ambient, drone, avant-garde, to modern compositions, up to contemporary pop and rock sounds. And many related events: film, visual art, photography.
Le Guess Who, is an exciting journey towards research and discovery. A wide-ranging event among the most alternative and evocative places: theaters, galleries and even churches.
An unmissable Festival that, despite its young age, did not take long to carve out the attention of the media.
“The Independent” called it a truly eclectic experience. For “The Line Of Best Fit”, this is the most diverse, open and inspiring festival. According to “The Quietus”, we need events like Le Guess Who?, To remind us that a better world is possible.
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Thanks to its proximity to Amsterdam, which is just under 50 kilometers away, the plane is the best way to reach the Dutch city. Train and car are solutions to consider if you want to make more stages.
The festival locations are numerous and varied, all in the city. You could easily get around by public transport. More info from here.
The ticket, valid for a single day, costs €63 (Thursday or Sunday) and 73€ (Friday or Saturday) per person. The single ticket offers access to all shows and events, exclusively for the chosen day. It must be purchased for the single date between Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
4 Day Festival Pass, is the full subscription that offers unlimited access to all shows and events, during the 4 days. It costs 175€ per person including taxes and fees.
A mix of sounds and experimentation between past, present and future. With these premises, the 2023 edition of the Festival also presents a varied and heterogeneous lineup.
An impressive number of national and international artists will perform at the 16th edition of the festival. There will be special shows, must-see sections and four new projects. COSMOS will be confirmed again this year, an initiative created with the aim of connecting international musical communities. For the 2023 edition appointment with Athens, Bandung, Ho Chi Minh City, Lima, Melbourne, Montreal, Sharjah.
Hidden Music, an interesting alternative musical project, reaches its fourth edition. Among the artists on stage there will be Rəhman Məmmədli, Sophie Nzayisenga, Pankisi Ensemble, The Good Ones.
Heba Kadry, Nala Sinephro, Slauson Malone 1 and Stereolab will curate the 4 different sections of the Festival.
Finding facilities available in the city center, close to the event, is quite difficult. A good alternative is represented, without a doubt, by the Carlton President, located near the bus stop. In about 15 minutes, you can reach the center. Located on the outskirts of Utrecht, the Carlton President is a 4-star hotel offering free services such as a business center and leisure space with a sauna, a hot tub and a steam bath. A shuttle to De Wetering, Papendorp, Oudenrijn and Maarssen train station.
Guest rooms at the Carlton President are elegantly furnished with modern and luxurious amenities. Wake up to a healthy buffet breakfast or a dish made from local ingredients. Infos and reservations from this link.
*Everything contained is for indicative purposes only. Before taking part in the event, please consult the official website.
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